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Port Orchard restaurant featured on KMPS tour (Bremerton ignored)

PORT ORCHARD — That One Place, 1386 SE Lund Ave., was featured Friday on Candy & Potter’s Hole in the Wall Tour. The KMPS country radio hosts held their morning show at the restaurant, which was chosen from listener nominations, according to restaurant owner Craig Kenady. Breakfast was on KMPS for their first 94 people, and Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola was there to represent his fair city and help raise funds for South Kitsap Helpline.

Coppola was featured earlier this week on a radio spot with Candy & Potter. Potter mangled his name, as many non-locals do, by calling him Mayor Coppola, as in Francis Ford etc.

Coppola staunchly upheld the city’s honor, when Potter asked about what he understood to be a standing rivalry between South Kitsap and North Kitsap.

Coppola: “Nah, but there is one, Port Orchard versus Bremerton, or like we call it, Bummerton. We like to think we win, you know?

Me: Ah, Grasshopper, I have trained you well.

Candy: Right, at the end of the day, Port Orchard would be the one left standing?

Coppola: That’s what we think.

Coppola politely declined Candy’s invitation to do an on-air imitation of a seagull, Port Orchard’s mascot and subject of its wacky annual seagull calling contest, set this year for May 29 on the waterfront.

“Oh, I don’t do the seagull call,” Coppola said. “I get to judge them. I don’t do them. You know, I have a grandson that does it, and it’d be a conflict of interest for me to do anything else, you know?”

Candy (laughing): And now, we’ve met Lary the politician.

Me: Honey, you have NO idea!