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BEST OF B R E ME R T O N YMCA

WINNER: BEST FITNESS CENTER

WINNER: BEST PIZZA, BEST ITALIAN MENU

TONY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA

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FINALIST: BEST DAY SPA

TIMOTHY STIMAC SALON & SPA

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FINALIST : BEST BARISTA

LACEY, HOT JAVA CAFE

WINNER: BEST GIFT SHOP

F.R.O.G. SOAP

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COLLECTIVE VISIONS

PATRIOT BREMERTON

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WINNER: BEST ART GALLERY

A SUPPLEMENT OF THE BREMERTON PATRIOT


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THE BEST OF BREMERTON READERS CHOICE AWARDS

Celebrating Bremerton’s best

OCTOBER 30, 2015

We hope that you enjoy reading this section as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Within these pages you will find some of the best of the best for Bremerton. From best burgers and mexican food to massage therapists and local artists, there are more then 50 categories showcasing the area’s best voted on by readers of the Bremerton Patriot in this year’s contest. Special thank you to the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce in partnering to present the Best of Bremerton’s Reader’s choice awards. Remember to always: Think - Shop - Buy - Local. Did you know that your local businesses give back more to your community whether it is your favorite non profit, PTA and much more? Also for every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. So, we encourage you to shop local your local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage. We would like to thank all who took the time to vote and Congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists. Now it is time to get your pens and pencils out and start making a list of places that will soon become one of your favorites. Enjoy, Donna Etchey, Sound Publishing Kitsap Regional Advertising Director

The Best of Bremerton 2015 Regional Publisher/Vice President: Lori Maxim Regional Advertising Director: Donna Etchey Marketing Representatives: Jessica Martindale Cover & Page Design: Bryon Kempf Production Artists: Bryon Kempf, Kelsey Thomas, Vanessa Calverley, John Rodriguez, Mark Gillespie Copyright 2015© Sound Publishing Inc.

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RESTAURANTS & FOOD BEST BAKERY

Larry & Kristi’s Bakery FINALISTS

 McGavin’s  Honor Bar and Cafe  Boat Shed

BEST BAR-B-QUE

Sweet and Smokey Diner FINALISTS

 McCloud’s Grill House  Big Daddy’s BBQ

BEST BREAKFAST

Hi Lo’s 15th Street Cafe FINALISTS

 Family Pancake House  Big Apple Diner  Airport Diner

BEST ASIAN MENU

Golden Star Chinese Restaurant FINALISTS

 Emperor’s Palace  Happy Teriyaki  Golden Mum Michelle Beahm/Staff Photo

Sweet and Smokey Diner: From left, Lenea Tomoson, manager Holly James, and Debbi Jayn.

Dr. Katherine Barkshire, ND, RN Winner - Best Doctor in 2015

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It takes a great team to run a great clinic My thanks to Marcie Keim, Dr. Ara Walline ND, Dr. Deborah Myers ND, and Andre Frye. Welcome to Dr. Heather Morton, ND, 5th generation Kitsap resident, to our staff. ••••••••••••••••••••••• Clinic supplement shop now open to the public.


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THE BEST OF BREMERTON READERS CHOICE AWARDS

OCTOBER 30, 2015

BEST PIZZA

Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria FINALISTS

 Kitsap Pizza  The Toad House  Westside Pizza  Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta

BEST STEAKS

McClouds Grill House FINALISTS

Chris Tucker/Staff Photo

Tony’s: From left, Tony’s Pizza staff members Taylor, Dawn, Peggy, Jonah and Michael Malane Jr.

BEST COFFEE/LATTE/CAPPUCINO

Hot Java Cafe FINALISTS

 Express Espresso  Bay Street Coffee Co  Coffee Oasis

BEST ITALIAN MENU

Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria FINALISTS

 Spiros Pizza & Pasta  La Fermata  Boston Pizza

BEST DESSERT

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates FINALISTS

 Anthony’s  La Fermata  Honor Bar and Cafe

BEST KIDS MENU

Family Pancake House FINALISTS

 Hi Lo’s 15th Street Cafe  Big Apple Diner  McCloud’s Grill House

BEST FAMILY DINING

BEST MEXICAN MENU

El Balcon

FINALISTS

 Big Apple Diner  Family Pancake House

FINALISTS

 Azteca Mexican Restaurant  Fiesta Mexican Restaurant  Juanito’s Taqueria

 The Garage Bar & Grill  Horse and Cow Pub and Grill  Noah’s Ark

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 Joys Teriyaki and Hamburgers  Sunny Teriyaki

PEOPLE BEST BARISTA

Isaak Hammers, Bay Street Coffee Company  Lacey, Hot Java Cafe  Erin Hebeler, Express Espresso  Lela & Isaac, Bay Street Coffee Co

BEST BARTENDER

Claire, Honor Bar and Cafe  Misty, The 19th Hole Bar & Grill  Melissa, McClouds Grill House  Carol Larsen, Admiral Theatre

FINALISTS

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BEST TERIYAKI

FINALISTS

Boat Shed

BEST HAMBURGER

 Honor Bar and Cafe  Outback Steakhouse  The 19th Hole Bar & Grill  Anthony’s  Boat Shed

Thank You for Voting us one of The Best Coffee Stands in Bremerton

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Smith Chiropractic FINALISTS

 Ron Hillars  Dr. Meg Simans  Doyle Chiropractic Clinic

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BEST COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

Karole Lee Johnson, Seeds of Grace FINALISTS

 John Hanson, President Bremerton Historic Ships Assoc  Leslie Peterson  Dr. Rana Tan

BEST DENTIST

Dr. Rose Holdren FINALISTS

 Brian Bowman  Dr. Keith Redd  Dr. Tim, Current Dental  Amanda Mayes

BEST DOCTOR

Dr. Barkshire, Kitsap Clinic of Natural Medicine FINALISTS Chris Tucker/Staff Photo

Frank Carsey of Collective Visions Gallery holds a fused glass piece titled “Silver River” inside the Bremerton gallery Oct. 22. At right is a large painting by Alan Newberg titled “Pegasus Fountain.” Carsey serves on the Collective Visions board.

 Dr Robert Caulkins  The Doctors Clinic  Dr. Rana Tan  Arthur Lee, MD

BEST FINANCIAL PLANNER

Teresa Bryant, Edward Jones FINALISTS

 Robert Battin, Wells Fargo Advisors  Ron Ohnhaus

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Betty Skinner FINALISTS

 Derrin Doty  Pat Patterson  Mitchell Smee

BEST LOAN OFFICER

Tammy Frost of Peninsula Credit Union Kitsap Credit Union FINALISTS

 Kevin Hancock, Evergreen Home Loans

BEST MASSAGE PRACTITIONER

ReJuv Spa and Massage FINALISTS

 Anna Reihl, Isella Salon  Rejuv Melissa Merryman  Jenny Wickersham, Health by Design Wellness

Chris Tucker/Staff Photo

YMCA: From left, Bremerton YMCA executive director Jane Erlandsen and Melissa Davidson, health and well-being mission director, stand next to a seated elliptical exercise machine in the YMCA’s cardio room, Oct. 23.


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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Elaine Turso FINALISTS

 Christi Hunt Photography  Following Seas Photography  Robbi Perez

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

Kim Stewart - Windermere FINALISTS

 Dino Davis  Jennifer Kilkenny  Andy Graham, John L Scott

BEST PLACES BEST HAPPY HOUR

Horse and Cow Pub and Grill FINALISTS

 Honor Bar and Cafe  Boat Shed  The Garage Bar and Grill Michelle Beahm/Staff Photo

BEST PLACE TO WORK

McCloud’s: From left, Andy Graham, Cam Tetrault, Brian Dennis, and Monica Agustin.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard FINALISTS

 Admiral Theatre  Isella Salon  Olympic College

BEST PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS

Evergreen FINALISTS

 Kiwanis Club of Bremerton  Castle Park  Lions Field, Lebo Blvd

BEST ROMANTIC SPOT

Scenic Beach FINALISTS

 Boat Shed  Bachman Park  Lion’s Park  Ferry  Bremerton Fountain Parks

SERVICES BEST ANTIQUE STORE

Habitat for Humanity Store FINALISTS

 Uptown Market  Mortimer in Manette  Flea Market Chics

Michelle Beahm/Staff Photo

Hot Java Cafe: From left, owners Deedee Easler and Lacey Coolbaugh.

BEST ART GALLERY

Collective Visions FINALISTS

 Amy Burnett  Fingers Duke

BEST AUTO SERVICE SHOP

All About Transmissions & Automotive FINALISTS

 Mike’s Auto  Cooper Fuel & Auto Repair  Bremerton Automotive


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BEST BAR

The Garage FINALISTS

 Honor Bar  South Pacific  Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill

BEST CINEMA/MOVIE THEATER

SEEfilm Cinemas FINALISTS

 Rodeo Drive In  Olympic Cinema  Bremerton Cinema

BEST CLOTHING STORE

Purpose Boutique FINALISTS

 ish Vintage Clothing and Costume  St. Vincent De Paul  Goodwill

BEST DAY SPA

Rejuv Massage & Spa FINALISTS

 Isella Salon  Timothy Stimac Salon & Spa  Desert Sun, Bremerton  Dulce Diva

Michelle Beahm/Staff Photo

Timothy Stimac Salon: Owner Timothy Stimac.

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

BEST FURNITURE STORE

Kitsap Bank

Arnolds

FINALISTS

FINALISTS

 Kitsap Credit Union  Navy Federal  US Bank

 Uptown Mercantile  Great American Furniture  Goodwill

BEST FITNESS CENTER

BEST GIFT SHOP

YMCA

F.R.O.G. Soap

FINALISTS

FINALISTS

 Fitness Evolution  Bremerton YMCA  TimberLine Crossfit

 The Weekender  Bergers Nursery  Uptown Mercantile

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Best Beer-Battered Dough in Kitsap Thank You for Voting us One of the Best

We are very proud of our PIZZA! We brew our own beer in our W. Bremerton store, where we also make our beer-batter dough. Our dough is made fresh. All of our toppings and sauces are prepped daily and checked for freshness and quality. We love our pizzas and you will too!

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We serve our neighbors with a simple philosophy – build quality relationships, provide valuable financial assistance, and empower people to achieve more. Thanks for noticing. Categories Best Financial Institution Best Mortgage Company Best Loan Officer


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THE BEST OF BREMERTON READERS CHOICE AWARDS

BEST GROCERY STORE

BEST PET STORE

OCTOBER 30, 2015

BEST TIRE STORE

Winco

Petco Animal Supplies

Les Schwab

FINALISTS

FINALISTS

FINALISTS

 Fred Meyer  Safeway  Haagen

 Park Avenue Pets

 Discount Tire  Firestone  Bremerton Automotive  Costco

BEST PHARMACY

BEST HAIR SALON/BARBER

Tim Stimac Salon, Isella Salon Finalists

Albertsons FINALISTS

 Walgreens  Fred Meyer  Kitsap Way Rite Aid

 Great Clips/Jacquie  Indigo Mike Walker

John L Scott

Hampton Inn

FINALISTS

 Windemere -Dino Davis

FINALISTS

 Baymont Inn and Suites  Super 8  Fairfield Inn  Oyster Bay

BEST SPORTING GOODS

Kitsap Sports

BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY

 Evergreen Home Loans  Liberty Bay Bank

FINALISTS

BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE

BEST HOTEL/MOTEL

FINALISTS

Costco

 Visual Connection  Kitsap Eye Physician  20/20 Vision

 Brenda at Headlines

Kitsap Credit Union

BEST VISION CENTER

FINALISTS

 The bike shop in Manette  Olympic Sports Center  Bicycle Works

Chris Tucker/Staff Photo

F.R.O.G. Soap: H. Laura Kneib of F.R.O.G. Soap holds her dog, “Swamp Dog Katie,” inside her Bremerton store Oct. 22. Kneib sells a special pet shampoo named in honor of her pet.

Thank you for voting us Best Automotive shop in Bremerton! WE APPRECIATE WORKING WITH YOU! Family owned & Operated! We service all foreign & domestic makes & models!

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