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Dining Out

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 the same solution: lattes and cold-brew coffee in bottles and cans. 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

Virtual happy hour host Juliana Chau prepares a fiery cocktail concoction at The Grocery Cocktail & Social.

The Grocery bartender uses Zoom for ‘virtual happy hour’

Virtual happy hour host Juliana Chau prepares a fiery cocktail concoction at The Grocery Cocktail & Social.

April 3, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

‘Happy hour” is a magical phrase signifying a time to gather with friends, discover new cocktails and enjoy budget-friendly nibbles. Read story

Kegs and casks are stored at Trap Door Brewing.

Craft beer enthusiasts connect as Clark County businesses pivot to carryout

Kegs and casks are stored at Trap Door Brewing.

March 27, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Clark County craft brewers are weathering the COVID-19 crisis by doing what they do best — brewing beer and selling it, just not to people drinking on-site. Brewers are banding together, getting creative, and, as they say at Fortside Brewing Company, staying “beer strong.” Read story

Vinnie's New York Style Pizza will offer takeout and delivery during Washington's COVID-19 related restaurant closures.

Many Clark County restaurants offer food to go, delivery

Vinnie's New York Style Pizza will offer takeout and delivery during Washington's COVID-19 related restaurant closures.

March 18, 2020, 1:05pm Clark County Life

Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to close restaurants and bars in Washington for an indefinite period of time was a surprise to many. But, as the River Maiden T-shirt says, “Couvies Never Say Die.” Local businesses have scrambled to come up with ways to continue to feed their hungry customers and support their staff during these unusual times. Read story

A man uses his elbow to open the door as he walks out of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in downtown Seattle as a delivery driver walks in Sunday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities in the state to temporarily close to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Inslee said that restaurants could continue takeout and delivery services. (Ted S.

Delivery, takeout options replace sit-down meals in Clark County

A man uses his elbow to open the door as he walks out of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in downtown Seattle as a delivery driver walks in Sunday. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities in the state to temporarily close to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Inslee said that restaurants could continue takeout and delivery services. (Ted S.

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

On Sunday night, Uptown Barrel Room owner Dwayne Christiansen heard Gov. Jay Inslee had ordered restaurants to close their dine-in options because of COVID-19. So he and his team began to rig a walk-up window. Read story