On Wednesday, March 10, Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians began Order Bombing at Kingston’s Main Street Ale House.
On Thursday, June 10, Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians completed Order Bombing at Kingston’s Galare Thai.
Fourteen consecutive weeks in support of Kingston and North Kitsap restaurants in their time of extreme need resulting from Covid-19 restrictions. From Sully’s in Suquamish to Hansgrill in Hansville. The Cedar Grill at White Horse to the Scratch Kitchen in Port Gamble. We ate pizza at Westside and Sourdough Willys, discovered much more than coffee at Coffee Oasis, and filled up at the Filling Station. Kafe Neo and D’Vine Wine served and poured. We went Over the Moon and enjoyed empanadas and tamales at the Community Center’s “pop-up” restaurant, Argensal. It began with Kingston’s Ale House and ended at Galare Thai. Fourteen missions. Very good restaurant fare was discovered. No need to ride a ferry or drive miles. Very good is right here.
How much damage did the Bombing Runs cause? Let’s assume, conservatively, each bomber spent $30 on each run; that the average run had 25 bombers; and there were 14 runs. That is more than $10k worth of business for our local restaurants.
Moreover, each mission created a “sampling” of the good local fare on offer. Which leads to return visits and additional restaurant sales. How hard was it? Going out to eat once a week? Now that is a mission Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians are proud and happy to take the lead on. We are sated.