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Magnolia Tavern's Gulf shrimp come with a ramekin of Nolia sauce.

Sifton-area’s Magnolia Tavern a taste of New Orleans

Magnolia Tavern's Gulf shrimp come with a ramekin of Nolia sauce.

March 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Magnolia Tavern sits in a Sifton strip mall alongside an H&R Block and a nail salon. Walk through the doors, however, and you’re surrounded by cushy leather booths, ornate wrought-iron chandeliers and a sleek bar stacked with spirits worthy of a swanky night spot in New Orleans. Read story

The flavors in this hearty potpie come together with a little cream of mushroom soup.

Let creativity be your guide when making widely beloved potpie

The flavors in this hearty potpie come together with a little cream of mushroom soup.

March 2, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

There’s not too many people out there who don’t love a potpie. At least, I have never met anyone who could resist the combination of buttery pastry and savory filling, usually with chunks of chicken, carrots, potatoes, peas and mushrooms — and sometimes those delectable little pearl onions — in… Read story

Great coffee made better yet with high-quality baked goods at Vancouver cafes

February 11, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Many local coffee shops carefully source their coffee beans and invest in expensive equipment to extract the perfect cup of coffee. These meticulously composed drinks deserve to be paired with a quality baked good. Here are a few coffee shops with the ideal mix of excellent coffee and on-site bakeries. Read story

The Special Combo Pho at Pho Haven uses a carefully prepared bone broth.

Find comfort in a bowl at these Vancouver restaurants

The Special Combo Pho at Pho Haven uses a carefully prepared bone broth.

February 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

Last week the New York Times reported on an emerging field of dietary study that focuses not just on how food affects weight but the ways it influences mood. It turns out the things we call comfort food don’t actually make us feel better, while seafood, leafy greens, nuts and… Read story

Fleur Chocolatte & Wine is offering the traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day.

Fleur Chocolatte & Wine opens on Main Street in Vancouver

Fleur Chocolatte & Wine is offering the traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day.

January 28, 2022, 6:04am Business

Kendra Zern and Kurt Van Orden are preparing for their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple — and as owners of a chocolate shop. Read story

The Cove serves seafood and other dishes. Clockwise from top left are the meatball appetizer; Ora King salmon and prawns; Luna Bella oysters with side sauces; blood orange margarita; chocolate peanut butter pot de creme.

You’ll want to savor every second at The Cove in Vancouver

The Cove serves seafood and other dishes. Clockwise from top left are the meatball appetizer; Ora King salmon and prawns; Luna Bella oysters with side sauces; blood orange margarita; chocolate peanut butter pot de creme.

January 21, 2022, 6:00am Business

The Cove Restaurant exudes comfort and luxury. This isn’t an accident. When I interviewed father-daughter team George and Gwen Goodrich as they were planning this new business, their focus was on creating a pleasant experience for their guests by emphasizing the gorgeous river view and complementing it with a focus… Read story

Delicious Tacos' breakfast burrito ($9) comes with eggs, chorizo, ham, sausage, hash browns, bacon, sour cream and cheese rolled in a generous but not overwhelming portion.

Clark County knows its breakfast burritos

Delicious Tacos' breakfast burrito ($9) comes with eggs, chorizo, ham, sausage, hash browns, bacon, sour cream and cheese rolled in a generous but not overwhelming portion.

January 14, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

January food articles typically focus on fulfilling New Year’s resolutions like going vegan or giving up alcohol. This year feels different. As we continue to cope with the lingering pandemic, eating more breakfast burritos might be the best way to start 2022. Read story

Ridgefield resident James Tobin, 8, tries to decide which doughnut to get while looking over the selection at the new Voodoo Doughnut at Vancouver Mall on Tuesday morning, Jan.11, 2022.

Voodoo Doughnut opens its newest shop in Vancouvervideo icon

Ridgefield resident James Tobin, 8, tries to decide which doughnut to get while looking over the selection at the new Voodoo Doughnut at Vancouver Mall on Tuesday morning, Jan.11, 2022.

January 11, 2022, 11:26am Business

Make it a dozen. Voodoo Doughnut opened its doors in Vancouver on Tuesday, celebrating its 12th location just across the river from where the iconic pop-culture-loving doughnut shop got its start. Read story

The Sedgwick feels like a speakeasy and serves up shareable items like this falafel scotch egg.

2021 brings new restaurants to Clark County that treat dining as an experience

The Sedgwick feels like a speakeasy and serves up shareable items like this falafel scotch egg.

December 31, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The pandemic chaos that upended restaurants settled down over the past year. Although labor shortages and supply chain disruptions continued to plague the industry in 2021, the return of indoor dining created a sense of normality. Read story

Christine's Restaurant on Evergreen Boulevard in Vancouver is closing permanently on Jan. 1.

Christine’s Restaurant in Vancouver closing

Christine's Restaurant on Evergreen Boulevard in Vancouver is closing permanently on Jan. 1.

December 29, 2021, 2:28pm Business

Longtime Vancouver favorite Christine's Restaurant is closing. The last day for the eatery, known for breakfasts and cozy atmosphere, will be Friday. Read story