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Grateful for these examples of generosity

While we highlight Ajax Cafe, Olympic Cellars Winery, and Alder Wood Bistro in this post. The truth is that MANY MORE of our local farmers, producers, restaurants, and lodging hosts continue to serve-up a heart-felt bounty of caring and essential hospitality during this time of need.

We thank all of them! And encourage you to show the love #ShowWALove and purchase gift certificates to support the hard-working food & drink, lodging, and tourism service suppliers throughout Washington's Peninsulas Buy Now. Play Later.

 
 
 
 
Free food To-Go for those in need.
 
Since reopening in April, the Ajax Cafe - located since 1977 as the historic heart of Port Hadlock's Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding campus - has had to figure out navigating the same COVID impacts befallen all in the restaurant industry.
They initially implemented carry-out, and later opened an expanded outdoor dining area - and menu - known as the "Boat Shack" outdoor dining area.

But from the moment their first carry-out left the door they have also continued to offer Meals at NO Cost to those in need. Wonderful and worthy of our support and praise! Call (360) 385-1965 or text (360) 531-1848 to order.

 
 
The Ajax Cafe ›
 
 
 
 
Free - Social Distant - Concert Lifts Summer Spirits 
 
By mid-August - The "Working Girls" of Olympic Cellars Winery had had enough. Regretfully due to COVID-19, they were forced to cancel their popular 2020 Summer Concert series due to on-going precautions and permissions for group gatherings. They gladly answered the call to and hosted a free local radio station's "Listen Where You Park" concert at Olympic Cellars Winery featuring popular band Bread & Gravy band playing live in the Sequim studios of radio KSQM.
Chef Gabriel and the crew of Alder Wood Bistro was there making delicious pizza with their mobile pizza oven.

Everyone cranked the volume from their car stereo systems and enjoyed a - socially distant - summer jam! We Raise a Toast to you!
 
 
 
 

 

Boys [and Working Girls] in the Boat - Olympic Cellars Connection to Olympic Gold

There's nothing like a good glass of wine to help wind a story into an epic experience.Kathy - Working Girl WG-header-2012.jpg Original Olympic Cellars "Working Girl", Kathy Charlton, invites readers to connect the historical (and sometimes hysterical) dots from:
  • Rowing Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,
  • A near salad bar at TGI Friday’s survival story!
  • Best seller "Boys in the Boat's" connection between University of Washington and Sequim.
All to illustrate how dedicated collaboration: be it making wonderful wine, or beating all odds to win Gold , depends on tenacity and teamwork!
“Great crews may have men or women of exceptional talent or strength; they may have outstanding coxswains or stroke oars or bowmen; but they have no stars. The team effort—the perfectly synchronized flow of muscle, oars, boat, and water; the single, whole, unified, and beautiful symphony that a crew in motion becomes—is all that matters. Not the individual, not the self.” - George Pocock 
So pour a nice glass of Olympic Cellars wine, (I always try to keep a bottle of their "Handyman Red" on hand!) and  read Kathy's great post before you read - or re-read - Daniel James Brown's Boys in the Boat              A great summer adventure awaits!           Read Kathy's "Boys [Girls] in the Boat" post: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=aaf43e68a3888a25147e63609&id=50af315b70&e=6951bd51d9