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Hitchcock Restaurant to Expand, add Meat, Charcuterie, Seafood, Deli

Once again, Bainbridge Island's Hitchcock Restaurant intrigued me by posting a sign on an empty storefront on Winslow Way. So I called on owner/chef Brendan McGill to get the scoop.

According to McGill, Hitchcock is expanding into the space next door to his popular producer-to-table eatery at 133 Winslow Way East. And (be still my heart) his plans include a retail shop offering grass-fed meats, charcuterie (house-cured meats), local eggs, wild mushrooms, producer-direct shellfish, sustainable Neah Bay finfish. All of that local bounty will be displayed in the front of the new shop in vintage deli cases. He'll also have soup, salads and sandwiches crafted from Hitchcock's house-made bread, meats and cheeses. And that's not all.

"In the back we'll have a charcuterie production and butcher shop, all visible to the guests at the market," Mc Gill said.  He added that outdoor seating will extend across the double storefront, as will broad, retractable awnings, for dining outside in the evening at Hitchcock or sipping coffee or having a snack and glass of wine during the daytime.

When, you ask? Well, first Winslow Way needs to be finished . . . maybe a couple of months, give or take? Stay tuned.

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