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Highside Distillery distiller
The Sip

West Sound’s Craft Distilleries

Washington is a great place to be a craft beverage connoisseur or even just a craft beverage consumer. The state is home to over 1,000 wineries, 417 breweries and 120 distilleries. Kitsap County alone has two top-quality distilleries — and Gig Harbor’s Heritage … read more

Axe & Arrow Gastropub

The Sophisticated-Rustic Axe & Arrow Gastropub

Two Army guys and a fireman walk into a concrete box — and about a year later, they have turned the empty box into Bremerton’s newest and most successful emerging businesses. The Axe & Arrow Gastropub is the latest addition to the Quincy … read more

Harvey's Butter Rum Batter

Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter — A Delicious Treat for The Holidays

Walk into the small office of Harvey’s Butter Rum Batter in Bremerton and one of the first things you notice is a framed poster of the 1950s-era movie “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart. If you’re unfamiliar with the tale, Harvey was an invisible rabbit … read more

Tango Zulu
Fair Trade Products

Stories Get Wings at Tango Zulu

How did codes of the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet inspire the name of a pair of globally sourced fair-trade shops operating on Port Gamble and Winslow’s main drags? According to Tracy Zhu, owner of the two Tango Zulu shops, it was her search … read more

The Marvelous Molly Ward

The Marvelous Molly Ward

Poulsbo's lovely little restaurant in a barn in...

At Molly Ward Gardens, reservations are recommended, but when you call, don’t expect to talk to Molly. You might get Lynn Ward — proprietress, co-founder, head gardener and creative force behind the eclectic Poulsbo restaurant and event destination — but Molly is not … read more

GLASS SERVING BOARD

Hostess Gifts

Show your host or hostess how much you appreciate the invitation with a unique gift — use your imagination to provide a thoughtful and creative gift from a local shop. Tell your host “thank you” with a flourish. … read more

Furnish Bainbridge

Three Unique Stores, One Eco-Minded Entrepreneur

Buy American-built furniture and upholstery slipcovers to reduce your impact on global warming. Not the typical sales pitch if you’re in the market for a new sofa. However, a conversation with Bainbridge Island entrepreneur and designer Mary Terry can be very convincing. You’ll … read more

Trades in Motion Kitsap

Trades in Motion Program Benefits Kitsap-Area Youth

In one week, 24 students learned about the...

Disney & Associates, one of Kitsap County’s premier builders, and the Kitsap Building Association (KBA) recently joined forces for a new educational program designed to make high school students aware of the construction trades as a dedicated career path and an alternative to … read more

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Farm-Style Cuisine from Southwestern Italy

The unmistakable, booming, Italian-accented, jovial voice of Michele “Mike” Simone leaves no doubt Il Lucano is Gig Harbor’s iconic Italian restaurant. Simone makes the rounds of tables, greeting customers, inquiring about the quality of food and thanking them for patronizing his business. “I … read more

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