Taste of PO photo contest over Labor Day weekend

Winners will receive gift certificates

PORT ORCHARD — For 2020, the Taste of Port Orchard’s Darryl Award goes to … COVID!

For those who don’t know, the award is named in memory of Darryl Baldwin, the founder of the Taste of Port Orchard and former Moon Dogs Too restaurant owner.

“COVID may have won the award, but we ARE holding a DIY Taste of Port Orchard this year,” said Coreen Haydock, co-owner of the Dock Bar & Eatery and president of Port Orchard Bay Street Association, a group of downtown Bay Street small business owners.

While the 10th annual celebration of the summer festival won’t be taking its familiar form this year, Haydock said that area residents are invited to visit their favorite South Kitsap restaurant Labor Day weekend — Sept. 4-7 — and take a selfie photo at the eatery and post it on social media as #TasteofPOSelfie.

“We will draw from all the participants to give away some eatery gift certificates — help us show some love to South Kitsap restaurants, pubs, bakeries, candy stores and caterers,” Haydock said.

She said more information about the contest can be found at the organization’s website: pobsa.com.