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The Wine Cabinet

The Wine Cabinet — Origins of the Names of Wine

I have been curious about the origin of wines and their names since I began writing about wine in 1988, so I decided to start researching the information. Here is the first look, along with some tasting notes, so be prepared for more … read more

2015 Toyota Camry
2015 Toyota Camry

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It — Sort of…

When Akio Toyoda became president and CEO of Toyota, one of his very first public pronouncements was, “Toyota will build no more boring cars.” So far, he’s been a man of his word. The 2014 Avalon — the first built under his regime … read more

The Inn at Gig Harbor
The Inn at Gig Harbor

Homestyle Food, Quiet Atmosphere

During the last few years, Gig Harbor has grown from a relatively quiet little town to a shopping and dining destination — it’s almost hard to recognize the former sleepy fishing village, even from a decade ago. As the dining scene has exploded … read more

2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Still Among the Best

Although not much changed between the 2014 and 2015 model years, I still think the family-friendly 2015 Toyota Highlander is among the absolute best vehicles in this market space. It gets impressive mileage for a midsize crossover SUV — a combined 28 city/highway, … read more

Best of West Sound

Best of West Sound Results 2015

WestSound Home & Garden magazine is excited to present the fourth annual Best of West Sound results — from Bainbridge Island all the way to Gig Harbor, we’ve found the businesses and places you love. Enjoy!   Best Restaurant The Boat Shed 101 … read more

2014 Range Rover Evoque
2014 Range Rover Evoque

Sporty, Luxurious, Surprising Off-Road Capability

Aside from being the most capable off-road vehicle in this segment, Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque offers luxury in a very stylish, compact package. The Evoque is a subcompact SUV competing against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, BMW X1 and the Audi … read more

2015 Kia Soul EV
2015 Kia Soul EV

Fun Goes Electric

By now, just about every mainstream auto manufacturer has introduced an electric vehicle (EV). The latest in this parade is Korean automaker Kia, which recently debuted an EV version of its charmingly hip, offbeat Soul crossover. Although totally electric cars make up a … read more

Choosing Optics For Any Season

Choosing Optics For Any Season

Join the excitement with your family and enjoy...

Choosing which binoculars to buy is based on a wide variety of factors. The most important are when and where will you be using them and what you want to see. To answer these questions, you must do your homework. “When” and “where” will determine … read more

Tony's Pizza

Tony’s Pizza, a.k.a. Filippi’s Pizza — Serving Up Memories For Nearly Five Decades

You may call it Filippi’s Pizza or Tony’s Pizza — it depends on how long you have lived on the Kitsap Peninsula. Either way, you will find nostalgia on a pizza pie, served up with a generous helping of Italian family love, at … read more

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