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Dining Out

Co-owner Patrick Dorris showcases the bounty of Flat Tack Farms, which is hosting a farm-to-table dinner Sept. 21.

Food & Drink: Farm-to-table feast to reflect harvest

Co-owner Patrick Dorris showcases the bounty of Flat Tack Farms, which is hosting a farm-to-table dinner Sept. 21.

September 20, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

For centuries, the autumn equinox has been celebrated all over the world. Farmers, and those fortunate to join in their bounty, gather to thank the gods of the harvest by enjoying a final feast before settling into the long nights of winter. Read story

The Ragin Bull fries at Double Barrel Taphouse.

Double Barrel Taphouse in Hazel Dell worth a try

The Ragin Bull fries at Double Barrel Taphouse.

September 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Double Barrel Taphouse opened in 2017 on Highway 99 in Vancouver. The taphouse has 30 rotating taps to showcase some of the best brews of the Pacific Northwest. An extensive whiskey selection and a menu that offers some classic American staples make it a little more than what one… Read story

Red-Eyed Boar Chili with pickled shiitake mushrooms at Slow Fox Chili Parlor.

Food & Drink: Chef opens Midwestern chili parlor in downtown Vancouver

Red-Eyed Boar Chili with pickled shiitake mushrooms at Slow Fox Chili Parlor.

September 13, 2019, 6:06am Clark County Life

Can a fox be slow? Will a Cincinnati chili parlor work in the Pacific Northwest? These are some of the many mysteries of Slow Fox Chili Parlor, which recently opened in the Columbia Food Park on Seventh Street between Main and Broadway in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Crispy calamari, bottom left, Ahi Caesar Salad, top center, and Mac Nut Halibut, bottom right, at Tommy O’s at The Camas Hotel.

Tommy O’s finds 2nd home in Camas

Crispy calamari, bottom left, Ahi Caesar Salad, top center, and Mac Nut Halibut, bottom right, at Tommy O’s at The Camas Hotel.

September 13, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

Why: When I discovered that Tommy O’s opened a location in the historic Camas Hotel, I had high hopes. Tommy O’s has been somewhat of an iconic restaurant for Pacific Rim cuisine in downtown Vancouver. A few years ago, a second location on 192nd Avenue closed, and a few months… Read story

Chayote squash is used in many ways, from soup to enchiladas as well for salsa and pickles.

Market Fresh Finds: Chayote squash super versatile

Chayote squash is used in many ways, from soup to enchiladas as well for salsa and pickles.

September 13, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

Chayote squash is a little, lesser known squash that originates from South America and Mexico. It has a green peel and is white on the inside. It is a super versatile squash and can be prepared many ways, including soups, pan-fried dishes, complex main dishes, salads, salsa, pickles, stews, tacos… Read story

Get your fill of chips, tacos, cocktails and beer at Tacos, Tequila & Cervezas on Sept. 6 and 7.

Food & Drink: Taco festivals to take over the Couve

Get your fill of chips, tacos, cocktails and beer at Tacos, Tequila & Cervezas on Sept. 6 and 7.

September 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

You’re not losing your mind: There really are two new taco festivals this month. Read story

The half chicken at Smokin’ Oak.

Smokin’ Oak’s meats, sides still tops

The half chicken at Smokin’ Oak.

September 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: You know there has to be something special about a place when the spot you would expect to be a parking lot is instead occupied by a giant smoker. Most of the menu items — not just the meats — are smoked using the old method of burning oak… Read story

Trusty Brewing Company has developed a low-calorie, low-carb craft beer called DLyte.

Food & Drink: Trusty’s new craft brew curbs carbs, calories

Trusty Brewing Company has developed a low-calorie, low-carb craft beer called DLyte.

August 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Michelob Ultralight outsold regular Budweiser in 2018. Marc Martin, brewery consultant for Northwest Brewery Advisors, thought if a mass produced light beer like Michelob Ultralight could outsell a regular Budweiser, then there must be a market for a light craft beer. Read story

Chicken and dumplings, clockwise from left, Cajun Dusted Beef Bites and Herbed Cheese and Fig Pizza at WareHouse ’23.

Sails full of wind at WareHouse ’23

Chicken and dumplings, clockwise from left, Cajun Dusted Beef Bites and Herbed Cheese and Fig Pizza at WareHouse ’23.

August 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

WareHouse '23 is still going strong in spite of the new waterfront development just west of the restaurant. The restaurant provides a unique experience that embodies the essence of our region's roots, which inspires the menu sure to please a variety of appetites. Read story

Kelly Peters of Flat Tack Farm works at her Vancouver Farmers Market booth.

Food & Drink: Rally Pizza rallying for local farmers

Kelly Peters of Flat Tack Farm works at her Vancouver Farmers Market booth.

August 23, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Rally Pizza has quietly created close relationships with small local farms to fill its menu of salads, appetizers, pizzas, cocktails and frozen custard desserts. This summer and fall for several weekends, the owner and chef, Alan Maniscalco, and his wife, co-owner and pastry chef, Shan Wickham, give props to the… Read story