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Emmy's Vege House: Truly the best of Bainbridge Island Emmy Tran has escaped Vietnam, traveled the world, and become an island favorite. BY RICHARD D. OXLEY Bainbridge Island Review

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mmy Tran, along with her husband Jim, works each day in a humble Winslow Way window. They have spent the last 15 years garnering local fans by dishing out simple yet rather tasty to-go orders. While islanders have come to know the all vegetarian window well, it is often missed by Winslow Way tourists.

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Her fondness for her customers motivates her to continue each day in the small, hot kitchen behind the window. "But customers come and I forget how hot I am," she said.

That's OK with Tran, however. She feels lucky to be a hometown hotspot.

Tran, at 62, said her children have asked her to slow down a bit, even retire.

On the heels of her 2012 honor as the Best of Bainbridge’s best vegetar-

"I think OK, but people, they like us and they like our food," Tran said.

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2013 Best of Bainbridge Island The island also has a hold on her. "I love working on the island," Tran said. "If I go somewhere, I miss the island so much." In fact, not even an all expenses paid trip to Paris, provided by her children this year, could sway her attention from Bainbridge. "I missed the island," she said. "I love the people," she added. "I feel so lucky people come to us. There are a lot of people selling food around (Winslow Way), but customers come to us and I feel lucky." Her lucky sentiment stretches beyond her island support. Tran, along with her husband and four children, were among the wave of boat people who fled their country in the late '70s following the Vietnam War. She grew up in a small South Vietnam village, Quang Tri. Each day Emmy helped her mother care for her three younger siblings by pitching in with cooking and going to the market.

With no refrigerator, trips to the market and food preparation were daily occurrences. Her father, a local doctor and teacher, provided education at home. Her father was eventually taken by the northern army in the years leading up to her exit from the country. "The communists put him in a jail, because he was a teacher, for two and a half years," Tran said. He was kept in a small cell with little movement, so when he returned to his family, Tran's father was in poor health. He passed away five months after returning home. When North Vietnam forces moved south, the Trans decided it was time to leave. Jim had previously worked with American military forces, so they set their sights on the United States, via a few waypoints starting with Hong Kong. "Everybody wanted to leave and a lot of people died on the ocean," Tran said. "My husband's family had a sail-

boat. It took 18 days (to get to Hong Kong)." From there, they traveled to the Philippines where she picked up a little English. By 1983, the Trans found a sponsor in Poulsbo and landed in America. Tran said her family learned to appreciate the opportunities in their new country. Today, her four children have grown to become an electrical engineer, a dentist, an optometrist and a computer scientist. It was in America Tran began her journey to become a vegetarian and business owner. After witnessing a cow being slaughtered, she began considering the dietary move. She also recalled her father becoming a vegetarian after becoming sick.

So 15 years ago when she purchased a hot dog stand on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue, she naturally converted the window to an all vegetarian menu. Tran, however, doesn't use her window to push her choices on others. Rather, she just keeps dishing up what people keep coming for; vegetarian fare, many with convincingly delicious meat substitutions. "I don't want to push people that way," Tran said. "But vegetarian and vegan is healthy, very healthy." Today, Tran can still be found working her window, Jim at her side. She serves each meal with a smile and a "thank you," and working hard at being the best of Bainbridge.

"He was sick, and then he quit anything with meat and got better," Tran said. Her family's spiritual teacher, Supreme Master Ching Hai, is also a vegetarian.

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BEST SERVICES Best Architect

Coates Design Architects FINALISTS:

 Russ Hamlet

Studio Hamlet Architects

 Chales Wenzlau

WENZLAU ARCHITECTS

Best Bank

Kitsap Credit Union FINALISTS:

 Chase  Columbia Bank  Wells Fargo

Best Dentist

Bainbridge Dental

Dr. Elizabeth Bell, DDS & Dr. Nicholas Thompson, DMD FINALISTS:

 Dr. Sally Hewett, DDS

Ihland Garden Dental

 Dr. Todd H. Adams, DDS

Best Doctor

Best Photographer

Best Plumber

Dr. Maureen Koval, MD

Joel Sackett

Mike Nelson

FINALISTS:

Nick Felkey

FINALISTS:

The Doctors Clinic

 Dr. Jillian Worth, MD, ABFP

Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island

 Dr. Kim Leatham, MD, ABFP

Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island

Best Accountant

Natalie Davidson, CPA, PS FINALISTS:

 Kelly MacDonald, CPA, MBA

Macdonald & associates, PLLC

 Eric Edenholm, CPA

Edenholm & Associates, Llc

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Julie Rosenblatt

Integrated Wellness Center FINALISTS:

 Dr. Lucia Vracin

Island Health & Chiropractic

 Dr. Kirk Petheram

Eagle Harbor Health & Chiropractic

Joel Sackett Photography Nick Felkey Photography Best Lawyer

Jenny Coates

Jenny Coates Law, PLLC

Hayes Gori

Law Office of Hayes Gori, PLLC Best Electrician

Bainbridge Island Electric

Bainbridge Island Plumbing  AP Plumbing, LLC

Best Realtor

Mercury Michael

Bainbridge Homes & Real Estate FINALISTS:

 Julie Meyers

BAINBRIDGE HOMES & REAL ESTATE

 Arthur Mortell

COLDWELL BANKER McKenzie

Best Acupuncture

FINALISTS:

Bajda Welty, MS, LAc

 Eklund Electric, Inc.  Rolling Bay Electric

FINALISTS:

Fire Dragon Acupuncture & Massage  Denise DuPree, LAc

Denise DuPree Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

 Dr. Holly Christy, ND, LAc Element 7 Wellness


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BEST SERVICES continued Best Massage

Best Manicure

Tova Gardner

Tova’s Beauty Service FINALISTS:

Mandy Hoge, LMP

Integrated Wellness Center

 Star Nails & Spa  Renew Day Spa & Salon

FINALISTS:

 Emily Stuart, LMP

Integrated Wellness Center

 Justin Hughes, LMP

Precision Movement

Best Hair Salon or Barber

Firefly Salon FINALISTS:

 Billy Shears Salon & Spa  Moda Salon

Best Barista

Town & Country Market FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Bakers  Blackbird Bakery

Best Bartender

Staff @ Hitchcock Staff @ Doc’s Marina Grill FINALISTS:

 Arthur Carbajal

Bainbridge Island Brewing Company, LLC Winner of “Best Event” Grand Ole 4th of July

Best Lawyer, Thank you Bainbridge Island!!

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BEST SERVICES continued Best Waiter/Waitress

Rich Gibson

The Four Swallows FINALISTS:

 Erika Hanson

THE MADISON DINER

 Meredith Yund

THE MADISON DINER

Best Store Clerk or Merchant

Town & Country Market Front End Staff FINALISTS:

 Christopher Ortiz

Eloisa Boutique

Best Bank Teller

Maia Bentley

Best News/ Magazine Rack

Sterling Bank

Town & Country Market

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Stacy Hart

 Eagle Harbor Book Co.  Bainbridge Island Review

Kitsap Bank

Best Auto Repair

Island Center Automotive FINALISTS:

 Modern Collision Rebuild & Service  Hockett & Olsen Automotive

Best Bed & Breakfast

The Eagle Harbor Inn FINALISTS:

 Holly Lane Gardens Bed & Breakfast

Best Community Resource

Helpline House FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Public Library  Island Moms of Bainbridge

Best Pharmacist

Safeway

Best Veterinarian

Winslow Animal Clinic FINALISTS:

 Elizabeth Greenlees, DVM  Day Road Animal Hospital

Best Dog Groomer

All Creatures Pet Grooming FINALISTS:

 Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa

Best Florist

Flowering Around FINALISTS:

 Changing Seasons Island Florist  Town & Country Market

FINALISTS:

 Rite Aid  Vern’s Winslow Drug

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BEST SHOPPING Best Gift Shop

Danger

Best Antique Shop

Pastiche Antiques FINALISTS:

 Vintage Home and Garden  Greg Davidson Antique Lighting

FINALISTS:

 Dana’s Showhouse  Bay Hay & Feed

Best Clothing Shop

Sweet Deal FINALISTS:

 Heart  Wildernest Outdoor Store

Best Unique Merchandise

Danger FINALISTS:

 Bay Hay & Feed  Dana’s Showhouse

Best Window Displays

Best Kids Clothes

Bon Bon

Lollipops Children’s Boutique

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Bargain Boutique  Bay Hay & Feed

 Danger  Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Best Shoes

Magnolias Shoes & More FINALISTS:

 Sole Mates  Blue Island Shoes “Best Romantic Parking Spot” Rockaway Beach

Finalist “Best Public art” Frogs on the Rocks

Best Jewelry

Best Cultural Event

Gilbert Thomes Jewelry

Grand Old Fourth of July

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Beads of Bainbridge  Blinx Boutique

BEST ARTS & EVENTS Best Public Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art FINALISTS:

 Frogs on the Rock  Waypoint / Mosaic

Best Gallery

The Island Gallery FINALISTS:

 Arts Studio Gallery  Dana’s Showhouse  Gallery at Grace

 Bainbridge Performing Arts  First Friday Art Walk

Best Holiday Display

Downtown Winslow FINALISTS:

 Churchmouse Yarns & Teas  Seabold resident on 305

Best Event on the Island

Grand Old Fourth of July FINALISTS:

 July 3rd Street Dance  Rotary Auction


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BEST FITNESS & SPORTS Best Hiking Trail

The Grand Forest FINALISTS:

 Fort Ward Park  Gazzam Lake

Best Jogging Route

The Grand Forest FINALISTS:

 Battle Point Park  Fort Ward Park

Best Bike Route

The Grand Forest

BEST FOOD Best Latté

Blackbird Bakery FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Bakers  Town & Country Market

Best Baked Good

Blackbird Bakery FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Bakers  Pane d’Amore Artisan Bakery

Best Milkshake

The Madison Diner FINALISTS:

 Mora Iced Creamery  Soup’r Burger

FINALISTS:

Matthew Heitland

Bainbridge Island Assistant Branch Manager

 Chilly Hilly  Crystal Springs

Best Saltwater Swimming

Point White Dock

Best Breakfast/ Brunch

Streamliner Diner FINALISTS:

 The Madison Diner  Salmon Canyon Cafe

FINALISTS:

Thank you for voting Kitsap Credit Union “Best Financial Institution” As a member-owned not-for-profit co-op, we serve our neighbors with a simple philosophy – build quality relationships, provide valuable financial assistance, and empower people to achieve more. Thank you for noticing!

 Lytle Beach  Fay Bainbridge Park

Best Kayak Route

Eagle Harbor FINALISTS:

 Fort Ward to Blake Island  Agate Pass

Best Tennis Courts

Bainbridge Athletic Club FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge High School  Wing Point Golf & Country Club

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Best Place to Work Out

Island Fitness FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Athletic Club  Bainbridge CrossFit

Best Hamburger

The Harbour Public House FINALISTS:

 Doc’s Marina Grill  The Madison Diner

Best Seafood

Doc’s Marina Grill FINALISTS:

 The Harbour Public House  The Four Swallows

Best Caesar Salad

Doc’s Marina Grill FINALISTS:

 Treehouse Café  The Harbour Public House


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BEST FOOD continued Best Pizza

Treehouse Café FINALISTS:

 That’s a Some Pizza  Bene Pizza

Best Asian Food

Sawatdy Thai Cuisine FINALISTS:

 SuBI Japanese Restaurant  Emmy’s Vege House

Best Mexican Food

Casa Rojas Express FINALISTS:

 San Carlos Grill  Isla Bonita

Best Dress-Up Dinner

The Four Swallows

“Best Window Display” Bon Bon

FINALISTS:

 Restaurant Marché  Hitchcock

Best Casual Dinner

The Harbour Public House FINALISTS:

 Doc’s Marina Grill  Treehouse Café

Best Steak

The Four Swallows FINALISTS:

 Doc’s Marina Grill  Restaurant Marché

Best Vegetarian Cuisine

Emmy’s Vege House FINALISTS:

 Restaurant Marché  Fork & Spoon

We thank you Bainbridge for your continued support over the last 30 years! Mike & Andy Nelson Owners 4th & 5th Generation

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BEST FOOD continued Best Dessert

Best Happy Hour

Hitchcock FINALISTS:

Mora Iced Creamery FINALISTS:

 The Four Swallows  Blackbird Bakery

 Doc’s Marina Grill  The Harbour Public House

Best Outdoor Dining

The Harbour Public House

Best Wine List

FINALISTS:

The Four Swallows

 Doc’s Marina Grill  The Beach House Restaurant

FINALISTS:

at Pleasant Beach

 Restaurant Marché  Doc’s Marina Grill

Best Beer Selection

The Harbour Public House

Best Winery

Eleven Winery FINALISTS:

BEST PEOPLE Best Boss

Best Teacher

Anne Kundtz

Woodward Middle School

Adam Reisdorf

FINALISTS:

FINALISTS:

 Cathy Lolley

AP Plumbing

 Julie Rosenblatt

Integrated Wellness Center

 Josh Bortman

soup’r burger

Best Public Servant

Debbi Lester FINALISTS:

 Lori Levari

Madrona School Ordway elementary school

Best Community Volunteer

Alexa Rosenthal FINALISTS:

 Connie Feikes  Karin Lehotsky

 Andie Mackin  Governor Jay Inslee

 Fletcher Bay Winery  Rolling Bay Winery

FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Island Brewing Company  Doc’s Marina Grill

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BEST LOCATIONS Best Beach

Best Picnic Spot

Fay Bainbridge Park FINALISTS:

 Battle Point Park  Fort Ward Park

Best Dog Walking Location

Fay Bainbridge Park FINALISTS:

 Lytle Beach  Pritchard Park

Battle Point Park FINALISTS:

Best Park

 The Grand Forest  Pritchard Park

Battle Point Park

Best Ferry Run for People Watching

FINALISTS:

 Fay Bainbridge Park  Fort Ward Park

Best Playground

Late Night Weekends FINALISTS:

 Early morning weekdays

Battle Point Park FINALISTS:

 Winslow Waterfront Park Fay Bainbridge Park - “Best Beach” & “Best Picnic Spot”

Thank you Bainbridge Island!

So proud to be voted the BEST REALTOR on Bainbridge Island for 2013! Thank you Bainbridge Island, We Love You!

Thank you so much! I couldn’t ask to be part of a better community.

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BEST Location continued Best Ferry Run to be Incognito

Late Saturday Night Best Place to Meet a Mate

The Harbour Public House FINALISTS:

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 On the ferry  Town & Country Market

Best Island Neighborhood Thank you Bainbridge for voting us BEST WINDOW DISPLAY!

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Best Community Resource Finalist

You make it happen. You make it happen.

 Point White Dock  Fay Bainbridge Park

Best Sunday Drive

Anywhere on the Island FINALISTS:

 Crystal Springs to Restoration Point  Rolling Bay to Baker Hill

Best Tourist Attraction

Bloedel Reserve FINALISTS:

 Bainbridge Island Museum of Art  Frog Rock

FINALISTS:

 Eagledale  Lynwood Center

Thank You For Voting Me

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Thank You You Thank Best Community Resource Finalist

Bainbridge Public Public Library Library Bainbridge

FINALISTS:

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Rockaway Beach

Second Year in a Row

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Rolling Bay

Best Romantic Parking Spot

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BEST Location continued

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Best New Building

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art FINALISTS:

 Pleasant Beach Village

Best Reason to Live on Bainbridge

The Community FINALISTS:

 The People  The Schools

Best PLACE TO HOST A KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Bainbridge’s Best Teller Congratulations Stacy!

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