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Dining Out

A Hawaii Fruit Tea with Aiyu Jelly and a Classic Pearl Milk Tea with black tea at Sharetea in Hazel Dell.

Food & Drink: Pearl milk tea lovers embrace Sharetea

A Hawaii Fruit Tea with Aiyu Jelly and a Classic Pearl Milk Tea with black tea at Sharetea in Hazel Dell.

March 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

It didn’t take long for pearl milk tea fans to find the new Sharetea in the Hazel Dell Marketplace. During the week, the line of tall teenage girls in volleyball gear, tea aficionados waiting patiently to order, and newbies trying to decode the menu snakes through the white tiled space. Read story

French Toast Combo at Kitchen Table Cafe.

Kitchen Table Café in Vancouver is busy for a reason

French Toast Combo at Kitchen Table Cafe.

March 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Locally owned Kitchen Table Café has three restaurants in Vancouver. We decided to visit the Salmon Creek cafe for breakfast because it’s near where we shop for groceries, and every time we go by in the morning the parking lot is filled. Read story

March 14 is Pi Day.

Pi Day isn’t the only food holiday you can celebrate in Clark County

March 14 is Pi Day.

March 12, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

March 14 is Pi Day — a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, not to be confused with National Pie Day, Jan. 23, a day to celebrate delicious fillings baked in a pastry crust. Nevertheless, many people are delighted to express their appreciation for pi with pie, and plenty of local establishments are ready to serve up scratch-made slices of heaven to hungry Pi Day observers. Read story

Slow Roasted Prime Rib and rolls at Billygan's Roadhouse.

Easy to see why folks nuts for Billygan’s in Salmon Creek

Slow Roasted Prime Rib and rolls at Billygan's Roadhouse.

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Man oh man, is this place busy. The listed occupancy says it can hold 400 people, and after we were seated, I noticed only one unoccupied two-person booth. Every other table and booth was filled to capacity, including the bar stools and high-top bar tables. We thought, “Oh no, we’re going to wait an hour.” Read story

La Bottega on Main Street in Vancouver recently expanded its footprint with a new back dining area.

Food & Drink: La Bottega better than ever after renovation

La Bottega on Main Street in Vancouver recently expanded its footprint with a new back dining area.

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 2006, Peter and Lisa Dougherty knew they wanted to open a restaurant. Searching for spaces, they fell in love with Uptown Village in Vancouver. It reminded Lisa of a town from her childhood in the Midwest. Read story

Get to know Columbian restaurant reviewer Rick Browne

February 28, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

Now that you have had a chance to read my restaurant reviews in The Columbian for the past few months, you might be wondering, “Who is this guy who suddenly is telling us where and where not to eat?” So let me share a bit about myself. Read story

Musakhan consists of a plate-sized baked bread topped with sauteed onions, sumac and Jordanian spices, olive oil and two very large chicken leg quarters, with a side dish of yogurt.

Petra House is Middle Eastern perfection in east Vancouver

Musakhan consists of a plate-sized baked bread topped with sauteed onions, sumac and Jordanian spices, olive oil and two very large chicken leg quarters, with a side dish of yogurt.

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Petra House specializes in Mediterranean food, with many of the menu items coming from Jordan, Israel and Morocco, as well as surrounding Middle Eastern countries. Read story

Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver will host a prix fixe Italian wine dinner.

Food & Drink: Bleu Door founder brings home taste of Italy

Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver will host a prix fixe Italian wine dinner.

February 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Bonnie Brasure’s Bleu Door Bakery in Uptown Village feels like part of Champs Elysees drifted onto Main Street. Long crusty baguettes, flaky croissants, and a framed painting of the Eiffel Tower can be found behind the blue door of this popular spot. Read story

OurBar owner Alex Yost.

Food & Drink: Changes at Washougal’s OurBar, but it’s still Alex Yost’s place

OurBar owner Alex Yost.

February 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

OurBar opened in downtown Washougal seven years ago, bringing a burst of youthful energy to Main Street. The whimsical paintings of animals standing upright in formal attire, the mix-and-match vintage mugs, and the handmade reclaimed wood tables and bar created a relaxed, hipster vibe. The menu featured scratch-made comfort food filled with locally grown ingredients. Read story

Beer Cheese Fondue at Fargher Lakehouse in Yacolt was unattractively plated.

Fargher Lakehouse warrants second look

Beer Cheese Fondue at Fargher Lakehouse in Yacolt was unattractively plated.

February 21, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

First and foremost, every restaurant has a bad day. An employee calls in sick just before a shift, the food supplier doesn’t deliver an item that’s been ordered for that day’s meals, or the chef tries something that looked good on paper but just doesn’t work out. Read story