Why: Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap is one of the many restaurants located inside the Ilani Casino Resort. The full-service family restaurant features regional dishes and a seafood boil along with local beer, wines and signature cocktails. In addition to an expansive indoor dining room and bar area, there is an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit and a 28-person private dining room that may be reserved.
It may seem odd to make hot sauce at a golf course, until you meet Dave Silagy. As Dave says, “I golf, I’m a big golfer.” His son and business partner, Mitchell, prefers mountain climbing. The father-son yin-and-yang of this relationship may be part of what makes Silagy Sauce unique.
Saigon Restaurant is among the longer established Vietnamese and Thai cuisine restaurants in Clark County. The casual dining stop serves up soup, noodle and rice dishes for lunch and dinner six days a week.
Everyone is familiar with the rumors about the ghosts who haunt The Grant House. After meeting with Scott Flury (who recently purchased the Grant House with his wife, Sarah), I realized the ghosts of the Grant House have been relieved of their duties and new energy has flowed into this historic site.
The new Ilani Resort Casino houses a fair selection of dining options. One of those is the Michael Jordan’s Steak House, know for its “steakmanship.” At MJ’s their goal is to elevate the classic steakhouse experience to the Michael Jordan level. The steak selection is made up of hand-selected steaks from grass-fed to 45 day dry-aged USDA Prime. In addition, the bar includes a top shelf selection to accompany the restaurant’s finer food choices.
Originally Pizza Schmizza, Schmizza Pub & Grub reinvented itself to reflect a broader range of menu items and a pub atmosphere, with happy hour and trivia nights. Located in Salmon Creek, the restaurant offers a place to enjoy a cold brew and eats with family and friends.
Southwest Washington has a bounty of great local veggies. This spring, asparagus, snap peas, carrots and green onions have found their way to the table in a variety of places — upscale restaurants, bars and even drive-thrus.
At a recent Slow Food Southwest Washington monthly social, Caleb Sturtevant of Botany Bay Farms talked about his family farm in Brush Prairie that produces pasture-raised, soy-free, non-GMO chicken, beef and pork. The farm has a unique food grinding system that makes fresh food for the animals daily by the touch of a button. But what really caught my attention was the loving way that Caleb talked about his chickens.
The newly opened Cerveza Factory in Battle Ground is a family friendly Mexican restaurant and sports bar serving lunch and dinner. Situated on the corner of North Parkway Avenue and Main Street in the former home of Uncle D’s Pizza, the restaurant brings another full-service Mexican cuisine choice to the already numerous options in the small town of Battle Ground.
Why: RailSide Brewing started in Washougal and moved to Hazel Dell in 2015. The brewery incorporates a railyard theme into every aspect of its smallish footprint and offers brews on tap paired with a single-page menu of pizzas and a handful of appetizers and sandwiches for variety.
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and families with children in and out of strollers, couples with dogs on leashes, women holding vibrant bouquets of flowers and equally vivid bunches of farm fresh asparagus were all streaming to and from one place. The sound of acoustic musicians and dreadlocked drummers filled my ears and the smoky smell of food grilling drew me to Esther Short Park. Another season at the Vancouver Farmers Market had begun.
Smitty Family Dining restaurant has been serving food since the 1960s. Not much has cropped up immediately around it since then so it is easy to spot on the stretch of Third Avenue between Camas and Washougal. Smitty’s offers a full home-style menu and serves breakfast all day, seven days a week.
It’s noon and the thought of eating the Tupperware-encased leftovers on your desk is unbearable. By 12:45 p.m., your stomach is growling like a space creature from “Alien.” Can you get a quick, cheap, and healthy lunch in downtown Vancouver? I recently noticed a couple of restaurants offering online box lunches, so I ordered a box from Luxe Restaurant and one from Low Bar. Here is what I found out.