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Dining Out

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager at Rosycakes in Vancouver, appeared on the June 15 episode of the Food Network show "Big Time Bake." (Photos Contributed by Brittnee Klinger)

New head baker of Vancouver’s Rosycakes brings bit of Vegas to creations

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager at Rosycakes in Vancouver, appeared on the June 15 episode of the Food Network show "Big Time Bake." (Photos Contributed by Brittnee Klinger)

July 3, 2020, 6:01am Business

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager of Rosycakes, brings a bit of the sparkle, glam and decadence of her hometown of Las Vegas to Vancouver. Read story

Tape covers the floor at Compass Coffee.

Dining out in Vancouver takes a new path in Phase 2

Tape covers the floor at Compass Coffee.

June 25, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Diners who have waited patiently to go back to their favorite places are facing a new set of rules, changing hours and shifting menus as restaurants reopen. Read story

Portland’s popular late-night eatery Le Bistro Montage is closing after 27 years

June 24, 2020, 2:16pm Dining Out

Le Bistro Montage, a classic Portland late-night restaurant known for an epic mac and cheese menu and extravagant to-go tin foil creatures, is closing permanently. Read story

In Phase 2, restaurants in Clark County can open indoor dining but servers must wear masks.

Clark County restaurants face tough road as they open with new rules

In Phase 2, restaurants in Clark County can open indoor dining but servers must wear masks.

June 6, 2020, 6:00am Business

Under Phase 2, local restaurant owners have a choice: reopen with the uncertainty of making enough money with limited seating, or remain closed until Phase 3. Read story

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

Billy Blues creates fund to aid musicians hit by loss of gigs

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

June 4, 2020, 6:02am Business

Bill Gianukakis is worried about a special group of friends who proved solid as rock while he built his business: rock and blues musicians. Read story

Coffee shops have turned to canning cold brew as a way to survive the COVID-19 shutdown.

Cold brew for later? In Clark County, cafes can (and bottle)

Coffee shops have turned to canning cold brew as a way to survive the COVID-19 shutdown.

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

As the calendar shifts toward June, many of the temporarily closed coffee shops in Vancouver are slowly reopening. Business owners weren’t idly sitting around during their spring closures. They spent the time imagining new ways to make online ordering and takeout transactions quicker, easier and safer. Everyone seemed to reach… Read story

Petit Market at C'est La Vie is open from 9 a.m.

Groceries now on the menu at Clark County eateries

Petit Market at C'est La Vie is open from 9 a.m.

May 22, 2020, 6:03am Dining Out

A new kind of neighborhood grocery store has emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic emptied both restaurants and supermarket shelves. Read story

Tank, a 1-year-old mutt, yawns while owner Hannah Dollar carries her beer after visiting the Heathen Brewing beer truck in Battle Ground on Saturday.

Heathen’s beer truck a hit with Clark County beer lovers

Tank, a 1-year-old mutt, yawns while owner Hannah Dollar carries her beer after visiting the Heathen Brewing beer truck in Battle Ground on Saturday.

May 1, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Remember hearing circus-music tinkling through the neighborhood and running out, coins gripped in sweaty palms, to buy Bomb Pops and Fudgsicles from the ice-cream truck? Read story

Carol Anderson ordered cookies from Chandelier Bakery to be delivered to workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Clark County restaurants feeding the fearless on the COVID-19 frontlines

Carol Anderson ordered cookies from Chandelier Bakery to be delivered to workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

April 17, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

It may seem absurd for restaurants to give away free food during a time when many are predicting their financial ruin. Nevertheless, some are feeding health care workers for free. Read story

Cocktail mixers from Amaro's Table (Photos by Rachel Pinsky)

Clark County bars offer cocktail kits, recipes with ingredients you have at home

Cocktail mixers from Amaro's Table (Photos by Rachel Pinsky)

April 10, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

A good cocktail can transform the vibe of a dreary night of social distancing into a sophisticated soiree out of “The Thin Man.” Read story