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Relevant Coffee’s new space in Uptown Village is light and airy, and was inspired by a similar space in Germany.

Food & Drink: Relevant Coffee moves into new cafe

Relevant Coffee’s new space in Uptown Village is light and airy, and was inspired by a similar space in Germany.

May 17, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was intrigued when Brian Clemens, coffee evangelist (i.e., operations director) at Relevant Coffee, emailed me to tell me this coffee shop was moving to a new space at 17th and Main streets in Uptown Village. I quickly accepted his invitation to meet with him and owner/roaster Mitch Montgomery for… Read story

A traditional Philly cheesesteak and fries with Philly Bilmos hot sauce.

Check out Philly Bilmos for choice cheesesteaks

A traditional Philly cheesesteak and fries with Philly Bilmos hot sauce.

May 17, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Philly Bilmos opened in 2000 and has been at its present location for 14 ½ years. Specializing in cheesesteak sandwiches made with high-quality meats and cheeses on Amoroso’s bread, it’s a neighborhood favorite go-to place for a quick, made-to-order sandwich. Read story

Mushroom foraging at Captain William Clark Park.

Food & Drink: A field study in foraging for mushrooms

Mushroom foraging at Captain William Clark Park.

May 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Rachel Zoller’s career as a mushroom foraging instructor started by accident. Eight years ago, this Pacific Northwest native was out foraging for huckleberries with friends. The huckleberries were nowhere to be found, but chanterelle mushrooms were everywhere. Read story

The Punjabi special, clockwise from bottom, a calzone with pepperoni and a N.Y.C. pizza.

N.Y.C. Pizzeria in Vancouver authentically tasty

The Punjabi special, clockwise from bottom, a calzone with pepperoni and a N.Y.C. pizza.

May 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

It has been a few years since I last visited N.Y.C. Pizzeria in Vancouver. I recently found every element of the experience just as impressive as my last visit. The pizza, the atmosphere, the people and the prices are a winning combination. Whether you are after traditional New York-style pizza… Read story

The exterior of Hey Jack in downtown Camas, now closed.

Food & Drink: Hey, what happened to Hey Jack!?

The exterior of Hey Jack in downtown Camas, now closed.

May 3, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Hey Jack in downtown Camas recently closed after less than a year in business. It’s name was meant as an invitation to a casual but elegant dining experience in downtown Camas. The response was mixed. Read story

The top sirloin steak with a loaded baked potato and a side of broccoli and garlic bread at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.

Billy Blues in Hazel Dell serves good times, food

The top sirloin steak with a loaded baked potato and a side of broccoli and garlic bread at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.

May 3, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Billy Blues Bar and Grill has been operating since 2013 and has become a local favorite where both friends and strangers feel welcome. In addition to the full bar, serving good food and good times has been the mainstay of Billy Blues. Read story

Vancouver Spring Brewfest Rachel Pinsky

Food & Drink: At Brewfest, sours a sweet memory

Vancouver Spring Brewfest Rachel Pinsky

April 26, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

‘Are you taking notes on how many drunk people you’ve seen? Then you can count me,”a man named Josh told me as I was furiously scribbling in my notebook at this year’s Vancouver Spring Brewfest. Read story

Smothered fries at Frontier Public House.

Frontier Public House built for comfort

Smothered fries at Frontier Public House.

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

Why: Frontier Public House in Hazel Dell is a neighborhood pub serving made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired comfort food for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Live music fills the house a few times a month. Read story

Members of the Southwest Washington Winery Association address attendees at the recent Travel & Words Conference, held at a space under construction at The Waterfront Vancouver. Pictured are Dave Kelly, from left, Richard Meyerhoefer and Joe Leadingham.

Southwest Washington wineries take center stage at inaugural event

Members of the Southwest Washington Winery Association address attendees at the recent Travel & Words Conference, held at a space under construction at The Waterfront Vancouver. Pictured are Dave Kelly, from left, Richard Meyerhoefer and Joe Leadingham.

April 25, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Wine lovers will have the opportunity to support hyper local and boutique wineries May 11 as an association of wineries from Clark, Lewis and Cowlitz counties hosts its first all-inclusive wine and culinary event at Pearson Air Museum. Read story

Smitty’s Coney Special Rachel Pinsky (Rachel Pinsky)

Food & Drink: Secret sauce makes Smitty’s dogs sing

Smitty’s Coney Special Rachel Pinsky (Rachel Pinsky)

April 19, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

A Coney Island dog isn’t a chili dog. It’s the brilliant creation of Greek and Macedonian immigrants who moved to the Midwest in the early 1900s fleeing the Balkan Wars. Read story