Food & Entertainment

The West Sound offers an abundance of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, and fresh food. Each issue features an eatery with interviews and photography. We also spotlight local artists and offer in-depth reviews for your perusal. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

Hitchcock

Hands-on Approach Spells Success for Hitchcock Founder

Star chef Brendan McGill creates wonderful Northwest cuisine...

Owning and operating six restaurants can be complicated. Just ask Brendan McGill, founder of Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island and the fabulously popular Bruciato pizzeria across the street. On one recent morning, McGill sauntered into his Hitchcock Deli, adjacent to his farm-to-table eatery, and … read more

Cosmo's Ristorante and Delicatessen

Cosmo’s — Delicious, Family-Style Italian Food

The stand-alone, Italianate-style building, painted in the soft-yellow and orange tones of the Umbrian countryside, beckons passersby to explore Cosmo’s Ristorante and Delicatessen. Cosmo’s has been serving high-quality, home-cooked Italian food at this Port Orchard spot since it was built in 2005. The … read more

Scrabble Party

Scrabble Party

From Thelma Higbee’s 1959 dictionary to CJ’s Evergreen General Store rhubarb strawberry pies — it was a wild Scrabble game. This isn’t my first rodeo, I mean Scrabble party. Over the years, I have had a few of the giddy, giggly get-together events. … read more

The Sip Wine Parties
The Sip

How to Throw a Wine Party with Wow

Wine, food and music. These are the key elements of any great party and as the height of party season, you’ll want to get your party A game dialed in. First and foremost is wine. Select a few different bottles to complement the … read more

The Lively Olive Tasting Bar

Gifts for Foodies

As societal trends move away from accumulating dust catchers and personal possessions, gifts of experiences and consumables become more appreciated. Fall and winter also bring attention indoors to warm and cozy kitchens fragrant with aromas of good things to eat. Those who love … read more

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide

Olalla’s Magical Strings Family Celebrates 40 Years of Celtic Yuletide Concerts

For many West Sound families, the holiday season officially begins with Magical Strings’ annual Celtic Yuletide concert. Magical Strings is an internationally known musical family centered on the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer of Olalla residents Philip and Pam Boulding. During the holidays … read more

Holiday Soiree
Cover Feature

Holiday Appetizer Soiree

Growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, Trudy Northover recalls her parents always hosting get-togethers for friends and family. Christmas was a massive celebration at their home. “Tech has taken so much away (web, email, etc.),” Northover says. “It’s such a gloomy time … read more

JW Sold

Featured Restaurant JW Changes Hands, Details Unknown

The November/December edition of WestSound Home & Garden is arriving in mailboxes, and we, along with our readers, always look forward to this time. As much as we are excited about the magazine coming off the press, we have to share a frustration … read more

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