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March
25th

First bite: JW Restaurant in Gig Harbor


Pictured here: Seared scallops in a roasted red pepper Romesco sauce with risotto and garlicky green beans at JW Restaurant in Gig Harbor. Photo by Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

Good luck getting a table at JW this weekend. You can call, but the restaurant will be sold out. Such is life for the tiny 30-seat restaurant that opened March 4 on Harborview Drive.

What makes it the hottest seat in town? JW offers refined entrées for less than $20, has a restaurant owner with a name recognizable in foodie circles and touts an inviting comfort spin on upscale American dining. I smell a win.

Jason Winniford is the JW behind the restaurant. Locals who follow restaurant happenings will recognize Winniford as the former general manager of Gig Harbor’s Brix 25. Read more »

March
15th

Sneak peek: A look at the dinner menu at the new JW Restaurant in Gig Harbor

Jason Winniford’s new restaurant JW is the hottest seat in Gig Harbor. The small restaurant with seating for fewer than 30 opened March 4 and the word is that they’ve been packed ever since. I took a first look at the restaurant recently and will have a first bite report next week. Click “more” to see the menu that features seared sea scallops with risotto, wild boar bourguignon with grilled polenta and a tri tip steak with mashed potatoes. Read more »