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Dig in to new brunch options across Clark County

Clark County restaurants offer wide variety for midday meal

By Rachel Pinsky, Columbian freelance food writer
Published: June 30, 2023, 6:05am
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Vancouver waterfront hot spot Dos Alas offers a brunch menu that includes Steak Arrachera and Eggs.
Vancouver waterfront hot spot Dos Alas offers a brunch menu that includes Steak Arrachera and Eggs. (Contributed by Dos Alas) Photo Gallery

The summer sun has returned to grace us with its golden light. This seasonal shift has brought back something else missing during the long overcast days of fall and winter: brunch. Here are a few spots that have recently begun opening midday on weekends for this often boozy meal.

In downtown Vancouver, Coral Club (106 E. Evergreen Blvd.; 360-989-5725) is adding a new breakfast lineup 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Sweet treats include a tiki take on French toast called the Kasama Foster ($14) with two slices of Texas toast topped with caramelized Kasama rum, coconut and bananas. Savory dishes like Shishito Benedict ($12) doused in a shishito pepper Hollandaise sauce that can be enriched with kimchi ($2), kalua pig ($3), Spam ($3) or salmon ($5) round out the menu. The cocktail menu includes sparkling wine ($11); Bloody Caesar ($14) with vodka, house clamato mix, and pickled red chili juice; and the Jason Momosa ($13) with P.O.G. (passion fruit, orange and guava juice). Mocktails like a piña colada ($12) and rotating house punch ($12) flow from the dimly lit bar.

On Vancouver’s waterfront, Dos Alas (777 Waterfront Way; 360-768-5249) serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The menu includes avocado toast with housemade guacamole ($14), roasted skirt steak and eggs ($30), and blue corn pancakes with apple and cherry agave compote ($19). For drinks, Dos Alas offers a tasting of three tequilas ($15) as well as a list of cocktails including the Rhianna-inspired SavageXFenty ($18) with lemon vodka, strawberry puree and lemon meringue foam.

In Camas, Midwest-style supper club Acorn & The Oak (3533 N.E. Everett St.; 360-210-7439) recently began brunch service from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends with hearty fare like a personal-sized vegetarian quiche finished with creme fraiche ($20), Cinnamon Roll French Toast ($16), and not-so-Midwestern shrimp and grits ($22). Drinks include the classic mimosa ($12) with a variety of juice options; a bloody mary ($14) with owner Chuck Stoltz’s special mix of blended fresh celery, tomato juice, horseradish and secret seasonings; and a French toast flip ($16) with vodka, butterscotch and vanilla liqueur, burnt brioche syrup, and toasted pecan bitters.

Elements (907 Main St.; 360-258-0989) in downtown Vancouver has paused brunch since January, but Chef Miguel Sosa plans on bringing it back soon.

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Columbian freelance food writer