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Pork belly, baby octopus, corn and veggie skewers are placed on the grill to cook at KingKong Korean BBQ in Vancouver.

At KingKong Korean BBQ, the grill is all yours

Pork belly, baby octopus, corn and veggie skewers are placed on the grill to cook at KingKong Korean BBQ in Vancouver.

July 26, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: KingKong Korean BBQ opened a few weeks ago. The restaurant offers a traditional in-table grill experience seven days a week with a menu of authentic Korean options. Read story

Lovely Day and Get Down on It smoothies by Funky Fresh Juice Co.

Food & Drink: 7 tips for whipping up smoothies like a pro

Lovely Day and Get Down on It smoothies by Funky Fresh Juice Co.

July 19, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Patrick Swayze had three rules to defend the Double Deuce against knife-wielding no-goodniks in the film “Roadhouse,” but blending a rich, creamy, bright-colored smoothie requires more than just three rules. I spoke to the experts at Be Well Juice Bar, The Mighty Bowl, Thatcher’s Coffee and Funky Fresh Juice Co.… Read story

A jalapeno-and-mushroom omelette with toast and fried potatoes, clockwise from left, biscuits and gravy and the two-egg breakfast with hash browns at Christine’s.

Christine’s not fixin’ what ain’t broke

A jalapeno-and-mushroom omelette with toast and fried potatoes, clockwise from left, biscuits and gravy and the two-egg breakfast with hash browns at Christine’s.

July 19, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Christine’s is a longtime favorite neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot open seven days a week. A year-and-a-half ago, Cynthia Hughes took over ownership. The comfort-food menu has not changed much and the restaurant remains as welcoming and homey as ever. Read story

Local ingredients such as corn and black beans are foundations of Oxacan cuisine. Its mole sauces, using locally produced chiles and chocolate, are world famous.

Food & Drink: Little Conejo owners get back to roots – of mezcal

Local ingredients such as corn and black beans are foundations of Oxacan cuisine. Its mole sauces, using locally produced chiles and chocolate, are world famous.

July 12, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Mexico City inspired Mychal Dynes and Mark Wooten to open Little Conejo, their taco and mezcal palace in downtown Vancouver. A continuing fascination with mezcal recently led them farther south to Oaxaca for a five-day trip with their chef de cuisine, Doug Linn. Read story

Steve’s Homemade Meatloaf with green beans, counterclockwise from left, is served with Dungeness crab cakes, country fried steak, creme brulee and huckleberry cake at DuckTales Kitchen.

DuckTales Kitchen tastes like home

Steve’s Homemade Meatloaf with green beans, counterclockwise from left, is served with Dungeness crab cakes, country fried steak, creme brulee and huckleberry cake at DuckTales Kitchen.

July 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: DuckTales is a welcoming neighborhood restaurant serving homestyle comfort food made from scratch. The family-style establishment offers a quaint dining experience outside the bustle of city streets lined with various consumer attractions. The menu options range from classics to signature dishes with something for everyone. Read story

Bahn mi taco, left, and halibut and chips and from The Daily Catch.

Food & Drink: Daily Catch does fish and chips right

Bahn mi taco, left, and halibut and chips and from The Daily Catch.

July 5, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

The art of knowing what to order is key to getting a good meal. If the place is called Cheeseburger Palace, don’t order the fish. Read story

Fried spring rolls, front to back, Yellow Curry with Chicken, and Pra Ram with Beef is seen here at Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 18, 2109.

Nom Nom fills plates with tasty nosh

Fried spring rolls, front to back, Yellow Curry with Chicken, and Pra Ram with Beef is seen here at Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 18, 2109.

July 5, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Why: Nom Nom set up shop a few years ago next to Regal Cinemas in downtown Vancouver. The restaurant serves some favorite Vietnamese dishes seven days a week and welcomes the whole family for lunch and dinner. Read story

The former Deda’s Bakery offers 3,000 square feet of commercial kitchen space for food entrepreneurs.

Food & Drink: Second Mile — a link in the chain to connect Clark County farmers to consumers

The former Deda’s Bakery offers 3,000 square feet of commercial kitchen space for food entrepreneurs.

June 28, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Holly Hansen has a food hub on her mind. For the last year, she’s worked to create what those in the local food movement call a second mile — getting food from small farms to consumers. Read story

A hand-scooped chocolate shake and the bacon cheeseburger at Benny’s Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe.

Benny’s Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe satisfies

A hand-scooped chocolate shake and the bacon cheeseburger at Benny’s Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe.

June 28, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Benny's Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe opened in 2006. The restaurant's menu focuses mainly on classic sandwiches and burgers, as well as a variety of specialty pizzas for the whole family to enjoy. Read story

The carne asada, pollo and al pastor tacos are pictured at El Buen Gusto.

Do yourself a favor, try El Buen Gusto

The carne asada, pollo and al pastor tacos are pictured at El Buen Gusto.

June 21, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

El Buen Gusto has been open for two years serving authentic Mexican favorites. The family owned and operated restaurant may not have a big menu compared with many other Mexican cuisine restaurants in Clark County, but what they do offer might impress diners even more. Read story