Food & Entertainment

The West Sound offers an abundance of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, and fresh food. Each issue features an eatery with interviews and photography. We also spotlight local artists and offer in-depth reviews for your perusal. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

Rolling Bay Winery
The Sip

Delicious Winter Wines

As winter blankets the Pacific Northwest, there’s something truly magical about sipping on a glass of wine fireside, indulging in the warmth and richness that only this season can bring. From robust cabernet sauvignon to velvety merlot and buttery chardonnay, these wines capture … read more

Included attachments with a KitchenAid stand mixer
Barb's Open Kitchen

How to Use a Stand Mixer Like a Pro

Kitchen shops and big-box stores feature a virtual cornucopia of laborsaving, timesaving appliances for the home cook. Perhaps the most popular appliance is the countertop stand mixer, a veritable workhorse that whips, kneads and beats doughs of every description. In addition, many manufacturers … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Holiday Sparkling Wines

There’s something about bubbles that makes things seem more festive. Especially around the holidays. When gathering with friends and family to toast the season, grab a glass of bubbly! Washington state is home to over 1,000 wineries, and many of them produce amazing … read more

L’Atelier TR

Shopping for Holiday Sweets

Holidays sweets may be one of the best ways to put a smile on someone’s face. Hopefully, buying and eating the treats recommended in this article will make you, your friends and your loved ones smile, no matter where you live in West … read more

Figgy pudding ready for flaming
Barb's Open Kitchen

Figgy Pudding

“Oh bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here!” Those familiar with the ancient traditional Christmas song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” will recognize the second verse asking for figgy pudding. What is figgy pudding, and why is it included … read more

Italy’s panetone (Photography courtesy Marcelo Verfe/Pexels)

The Immortal, Secret Life of Fruitcake

Late-night talk show hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno called it the worst Christmas gift ever. NASA thought it was good enough for astronauts. Emily Dickinson packed it with half a pint of brandy (and 19 eggs) and gifted it to her delighted … read more

(Photo courtesy Caven Photo)

Holidays in the ‘Hood

Alderbrook Resort & Spa is a gem of hospitality set on the south shore of Hood Canal right here in our neighborhood. Special occasions or simple afternoons on the canal remind us of the splendor of our ‘hood. Once you discover Alderbrook, you … read more

Everything Pumpkin
Barb's Open Kitchen

Everything Pumpkin

As the temperatures cool and the days shorten, leaves begin to turn from greens to golds, orange and scarlet, and pumpkin season is just around the corner. While most of us consider pumpkins a vehicle for carving scary faces and lighting for Halloween, … read more

Hound + Bottle

Neighborhood Restaurant Becomes a Destination

The avid entrepreneurial restaurateur team of Jody and Alan Davis have been the proud proprietors of the trendy Hound + Bottle restaurant in Manette for the past six years. Rock ‘n’ roll music, an eclectic decór and small but elegant menu greet neighborhood … read more

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