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Storyville Opens Coffee Bar at Coppertop

An enormous banner hung across the entrance to the Storyville roasting facility at Coppertop Loop reads simply, “Love Everybody.” When asked about the sentiment, Storyville Customer Service Assistant Jakob McDowell said that it’s just a popular saying at their company, and he showed me where on a wall of the facility founder Garry Phelps is quoted as…

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Gerry Farraro Resigns as Head Chef at Wing Point Country Club

This morning, May 13, the Wing Point Golf & Country Club management notified members that recently hired Executive Chef Gerry Farraro has resigned her position. Jeff D’Amico, who will take over as Wing Point General Manager on June 1, said Farraro resigned on Monday, May 11. He declined to comment on record about the reason…

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Recipe: Orzo Salad

by Kathryn Mathias Somehow over the years I kept amalgamating a few recipes until I ended up with this one. It’s popular at potlucks, and I frequently make it because it is so easy and I almost always have all the ingredients in my house. It’s also one of my husband’s favorite dishes (he recommends doubling the…

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Bainbridge Bakers Shuts Down GoFundMe Account; Owner Under Investigation

[Updated 2:45 p.m. April 23, 2015] Yesterday evening, April 22, Bainbridge Bakers owner Mike Loudon posted an update on the company’s GoFundMe fundraising page. Loudon announced that he had closed the account and would be returning the money that had been donated. The account was launched by an employee of the company, Ben Goldsmith, on…

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A Sneak Peek at the Plate & Pint

Crews are working to put the finishing touches on the Plate & Pint, the upcoming family-friendly sports restaurant and bar located in the former Island Grill in the Safeway complex. When I stopped by today, April 8, the new windows were still taped and dry wall dust was hanging in the air, but things looked…

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Bainbridge Bakers Temporarily Shuts Its Island Gateway Outlet for “Restructuring”

A note now posted on the door of the Island Gateway Bainbridge Bakers outlet announces that the location has not reached the owner’s expectations and that it will be closed until early May for “restructuring.” (Although it is April Fool’s Day, this story is for real.) The restructuring will result in “more of a full-service restaurant,…

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Manor House

Big Restaurant Changeroo at Pleasant Beach Village’s Manor and Beach Houses

Pleasant Beach Village’s Manor House in Lynwood Center with the fantastic view has gone through a series of incarnations throughout its long life. After the land was homesteaded in 1898 by Mr. and Mrs. Emil Olson, the couple’s son and daughter-in-law had the Tudor-style manor home built there. About two decades ago it was home to…

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206 Pie Artisan Pizza Is Rolling into Town

Fresh dough is rising right now for tomorrow’s opening of 206 Pie, the new spot for artisan pizza in downtown Winslow. You may have sampled owner Chris Kelly’s fresh made-to-order pizzas at Intentional Table, where he has been teaching the art of pizza making. Or perhaps you’ve noticed his “mobile pizza unit” parked in the…

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J’Aime les Crêpes Sends an American to Paris and Brings Home the Eiffel Tower

J’Aime les Crêpes owner Paul Pluska just brought a little bit (more) of France to his Bainbridge crêperie with his new Eiffel Tower art piece, and now he’s sending something back—an American in Paris. Pluska is providing a “job benefit and training” opportunity for his senior crêpemakers/baristas by giving them the gift of France, literally. In…

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T&C’s New Flatbread, Fathead

Whatever you do, don’t use the “p” word in front of the new flatbread guy at Town & Country. When I asked him, for this article, about the pizza plan in the newly remodeled store, he corrected me, emphatically: “flatbread, flatbread, flatbread.” Got it, flatbread. When I asked him to please explain, for this article, the…

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Former Four Swallows Chef to Head up Wing Point Country Club Kitchen

Geraldine Ferraro, former co-owner and chef at Four Swallow Restaurant, has found a new kitchen. Ferraro will be taking over on March 1 as Executive Chef at the Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island’s only private 18-hole golf and country club. Ferraro and Mike Sharp shuttered Four Swallows abruptly last October after they failed…

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Julie's Guacamole

‘Fully Inflated’ Great Guacamole Recipe

We’re legally and figuratively pumped for the Super Bowl here in Seattle+. And that means getting ready to serve up plenty of guacamole. Possibly you starved yourself in a suspended-animation stress-response to the Seahawks playoff comeback against the Green Bay Packers. Or, in another understandable stress-induced response, you overindulged in lordy knows what. The good…

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Recipe: Fast Fantastic Holiday Fudge

Looking for a last-minute holiday hit? Whether you serve it or give it as a gift, this is absolutely sure to please.  I admit, fudge is not my favorite. Most members of modern civilization find my preference, or lack thereof, perplexing, although I have noticed they don’t argue for long because they are happy to…

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Recipe: Great Grandma’s Sensational Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

by Joe Michael My Great Grandma made these cookies on the farm in Central South Dakota. For generations of holiday gobbling, these have been irresistible favorites. Grandma Holmes Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 C. shortening or butter (she used fresh heavy cream from the milk can) 2 eggs 1 C. sour cream…

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Recipe: The Best Russian Teacakes

Ah, it’s that time of year: the time to eat cookies. And here I go again with my claim of “the best.” Russian teacakes, also known as Mexican wedding cookies, among other monikers, are a recipe for happiness—basically butter, flour, sugar, and walnuts. AND YET, the many variations of this simply perfect concept often disappoint….

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J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA

The little crêperie that could just did—almost. J’Aime les Crêpes, which last May expanded into a Bainbridge Island location on Madrone Lane from its original spot near the Kingston ferry, was honored on November 14 as Evening Magazine‘s second or deuxieme best of Western Washington crêpe place. The winner was Savor Crêperie in Tacoma. With 53 crêperies in the running,…

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Thuy's Pho

What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant

At Thuy’s Pho House, which just opened a week ago in the spot recently vacated by Tokyo Tapas on Madison across the parking lot from Island Fitness, business is booming. It’s so busy, in fact, that Proprietor Thuy Nguyen who also owns Rooster’s Cafe, can hardly keep up with demand. And even on a Sunday…

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Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot

So long Island Grill. Hello Café Nola, part 2. You may have heard the rumors. Yes, The Island Grill is closed, as of this week. And, yes, the owners of Café Nola, Whitney and Kevin Warren, are moving into the space, with big changes planned. The new eatery, The Plate & Pint, is a departure for…

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Crumbs Cakery Serves up Artful Sweets for Your Special Occasion

To see her work, one can only conclude that Christine Chapman, owner of Bainbridge-based Crumbs Cakery, is of an exclusive order of cake masters. If taste is the judge, the fact that many of her customers are already repeats suggests that she gets more than the design right. Chapman grew up in Austria making cakes…

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Four Swallows Restaurant Closes

The closure of Four Swallows Restaurant yesterday, October 22, came as a shock to Bainbridge Islanders and no doubt will be met with regret by the many people beyond Bainbridge who have regularly crossed the water to enjoy a fine meal there. After nearly 26 years in business on Bainbridge and 20 years in the…

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