New Kitsap Restaurants of 2010: Part 2 of 4January 3rd, 2011 by adice
Last week, I started giving a roundup of the new eateries that opened in Kitsap in 2010 A through E. Today, we continue with G through L:
Gluten Free Bakery & Market – The market, formerly known as Gluten Free Foodies Bakery & Market, is devoted to offerings including pizza crusts, breads, hamburger buns, cookies and cakes that are wheat-free as well as free of other gluten-filled grains. The shop opened in Poulsbo Village in May. Location: 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 208, Poulsbo
Hales Alehouse – While the Hales beers aren’t exactly local in that it’s not brewed in Kitsap, it’s owner Mike Hale is a longtime Kitsap resident. When Hale announced that he would open a brew pub in Kitsap, some speculated (or wished) that it would go to Bremerton or South Kitsap. However, he settled on a spot at the Kitsap Mall, which opened in July. They offer, of course, Hales beers on taps as well as a rotating group of guest taps. The menu comprises salads, pizzas, burgers sandwiches and specials such as bangers and mash, meatloaf and fish and chips. Location: In the Kitsap Mall
Himalayan Chutney – This Poulsbo restaurant offers Indian and Nepaliese food, including curries, tandoori and, as the name implies, chutney. On my to-try list are the Himalayan moms, which are spiced chicken dumplings with a sesame seed sauce. Entrees are about $7-$16, and they have a lunch buffet on weekdays. Location: 18801 Front St., Poulsbo
Hitchcock – Fresh and local are the two primary words used to describe this and another restaurant that opened this spring on Bainbridge Island. Hitchcock aims for a find-dining experience. They offer $2 to $5 appetizers, such as macron almonds or a rabbit mousse with a spiced pear gelée Hot entrees range from a $16 yakitori-grilled pork belly to a $24 pork chop with brussels sprouts, bacon and applesauce. Location: 133 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island.
Itza Pizza Time - This little building by Albertsons has been home to Skippers, Southern food, Mexican and more. First they were in the spot near Albertson’s and now they’ve moved to the old Denny’s building. This is a traditional pizza place that also serves pasta. Entrees are under $10. Location: 3621 Wheaton Way, Bremerton.
La Pan Asian Cuisine - This downtown Bremerton restaurant blends foods of the Asian persuasion, including Thai-style curries, Chinese entrees, Vietnamese pho and Filipino pancit. Average meal price is about $8. The food is well-flavored, but word to those with short lunch break: call and order ahead; they have a small kitchen back there. Location: 200 1ST Street, Bremerton, near the ferry terminal
Local Havest Restaurant – One of two restaurants that opened last year on Bainbridge to focus on locally sourced foods. The menu lists the farms from which some of the dishes come from, such as potatoes and carrots from Farmhouse Organics or chicken (stuffed with wild mushrooms and grits) from Draper Valley Farms. Prices range from $14 to $21. Location: 403 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island
Read Part 1 of the new Kitsap restaurants of 2010.