3/21/2012--Vashon Island, WA, USA..The Hardware Store Restaurant, built in the 121-year-old building of Vashons former hardware store. Out front hangs a sign that reads, Todays specialso is tomorrow. Inside, the northern walls are adorned with stained-glass transoms from the original building advertising, among other things, Aladdin Lamps and Accessories and Guns and Ammo. The cuisine is essentially upmarket comfort food, with signature dishes like buttermilk fried chicken and Dungeness crab cakes with roasted red pepper aioli..©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.