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Food for Kitsap's Soul

Rochelle Wagner prepares to run plates to customers at Aloha Kitchen in Silverdale. Wagner has been serving there since it opened in November. - Christopher Carter/staff photo
Rochelle Wagner prepares to run plates to customers at Aloha Kitchen in Silverdale. Wagner has been serving there since it opened in November.
— image credit: Christopher Carter/staff photo

Good times, bad times, it’s always a good time to eat.

And in Central Kitsap, independents weathering the storm continue to feed us the familiar and delicious. Although it is not always healthy for our bodies, it nourishes our souls.

Some report business is steady, others robust, some say it’s not as good as before Americans starting sweating over pink slips and third notices from creditors.

But whether old or new, iconic or obscure, the writers of the Central Kitsap Reporter visited some of the mom and pop restaurants that serve food like mom used to make. Or dad. Or the food we wished mom and dad used to make.

Silverdale's Aloha Kitchen: A taste of the islands, far from home,

Bremerton's Hi-Lo brings neighborhood together,

Big Apple Diner: Never meant to be 'Elvis-cutesy,

Noah's Ark serves new generation,

Yes, there is a Kate, and no, she's not from Jersey,

Nobody feels alone at the Lone Rock Grocery and Deli in Seabeck,

Cora’s Diner in Bremerton: a hole in the wall that will fill the hole in your belly,

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