Category Archives: Food

Kelly Huddleston’s got a new career recipe

Kelly Huddleston‘s got something new cooking in Texas.

The former Silverdale resident, who went to college in southern California and stayed there to fashion careers as an actress and stand-up comedian, has moved her base of operations to the Design District of Dallas, where she’s opened a unique culinary school, “The Cookery.” She’s the owner and head chef instructor.

Huddleston, a Central Kitsap High School graduate, teaches her students an out-of-the-box approach to cooking. In her classes, students don’t learn to prepare a meal from a set recip229545_663905591069_2452024_ne. Instead, she’s interested in what a recent feature article at called “a less linear, more organic approach to teaching and learning.”

“You come in, and there’s no recipe booklet,” Huddleston is quoted in the article. “I’m your guide.”

Huddleston studied acting at Chapman University in Los Angeles and built a strong resume of TV, theater, movie, Web series and commercial work. She was a YouTube sensation for a time as the sleewear-bedecked online college student / spokesperson for Education Connection. She then branched out into stand-up comedy, performing a number of gigs in some of the top clubs in southern California.

Just for variety, Huddleston also worked as a class V river guide on the Kern river (near Los Angeles) for Kern River Outfitters. is the cyber entity of the Dallas Morning News, which published a print version of the article.

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— MM

Noah’s, Grub Hut make ‘best burgers’ list

The Web site just gave a shout-out to 15 places around Washington where you can — according to them, anyway — get a pretty good burger. The list included the Grub Hut in Kingston and Noah’s Ark in Bremerton.

(The Grub Hut was listed No. 6 on the 1-15 list with Noah’s at No. 10, but it wasn’t clear whether the numerical order had any significance.)

The Lunchbox Laboratory in Gig Harbor (a burgerie that also has locations in Seattle and Bellevue) also made the list.

Of course, the post was beset by comments from people wondering why their favorite burger bars weren’t included. Commenters listed Kitsap-area joints including Fat Smitty’s (on Highway 101 in Jefferson County), Bubba’s in Allyn, the Blue Ocean in Port Orchard, Crazy Eric’s in Bremerton and the 101 Diner in Sequim.

They missed my personal favorite in the state, too, Beesley’s (off I-5 at the Vader-Ryderwood offramp). Look for the big sign that just says “Eat.” Cougar Country in Pullman was included, which got my attention because it was good all the way back when I went to school there, back around the time the earth was cooling …

You’ve got to have your own favorites, too, both in Kitsap and in places you’ve visited around the state. Let us know in the comments space.

And if you want to see the whole list, you can find it here:

— MM