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Dining Out

Khinkali at Dediko.

Food & Drink: Clark County has delicious dumplings, too

Khinkali at Dediko.

February 14, 2020, 6:08am Clark County Life

Chinese soup dumplings, poke and Japanese pancakes are examples of food that hasn’t made it across the river from Portland. Sadly, missing treats wind up in our suburban rivals. Lake Oswego snagged a Little Big Burger. Beaverton has several huge Asian supermarkets, along with Taiwanese soup dumpling master Din Tai Fung, and endless eating possibilities from the largest continent on Earth — Asia. Read story

Biscuits and gravy with eggs and sausage at Hockinson Cafe.

Hockinson Cafe does breakfast right way

Biscuits and gravy with eggs and sausage at Hockinson Cafe.

February 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

The Hockinson Cafe moved to Battle Ground years ago, but retained the name of its original location. I’ve always thought of the cafe as a great place for breakfast, even though it offers full-service lunch and dinner. Read story

A custom pizza with red onions, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil at Prairie Bar & Grill.

Prairie Bar & Grill inspires superlatives

A custom pizza with red onions, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil at Prairie Bar & Grill.

February 7, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

In 1976, Ron Steigman opened the doors at Prairie Bar & Grill in Brush Prairie, and thus began a lifelong mission of serving great food and libations to Clark County. To this day, his efforts continue, now through his son Troy and even his grandchildren. The grill has become a go-to place for a huge number of fans. Read story

Bagel and lox at Cedar Street Bagel Co. in Camas.

Food & Drink: Cedar Street Bagel Co. brings New York-style bagels to Camas

Bagel and lox at Cedar Street Bagel Co. in Camas.

February 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

It’s commonly believed that New York water is required to make a good bagel. Jewish folklore is filled with stories of magic water and talking fishes. They sound ridiculous to a modern audience. Yet some still believe. The New York Times covered a story about a 20-pound carp that spoke Hebrew in a fish market. You won’t find that type of hocus-pocus in this column — at least not this… Read story

A turkey and swiss sandwich and a latte at The Birds and The Beans Coffee Shop in Ridgefield.

Food & Drink: Kids learn The Birds and The Beans of business

A turkey and swiss sandwich and a latte at The Birds and The Beans Coffee Shop in Ridgefield.

January 31, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Birds and The Beans may look like a typical coffee shop, but there’s something different about this quiet caffeine-inducing space in the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center building. Read story

From left, Parmesan Prawn Pasta, The Pub Zookie and creme brulee at Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground.

Mill Creek Pub serves down-home goodness

From left, Parmesan Prawn Pasta, The Pub Zookie and creme brulee at Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground.

January 31, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

For those of us who enjoy going out to restaurants we form certain habits. One of those is returning to our favorite places multiple times. Then, sometimes we discover a new restaurant we like and we sort of forget our old haunt. Read story

Hibachi lobster and steak at Kyoto Sushi Steakhouse.

Kyoto Sushi Steakhouse grills up dinner and a show

Hibachi lobster and steak at Kyoto Sushi Steakhouse.

January 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

If you’re hankering for sushi, love hibachi-grilled food or want a quiet, sit-down Japanese dinner, Kyoto Sushi Steakhouse is the place for you. Read story

An assortment of doughnuts by pop-up shop Next Dough Neighbor.

Food & Drink: Next Dough Neighbor pops up in Camas

An assortment of doughnuts by pop-up shop Next Dough Neighbor.

January 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Josh Grossman always knew he wanted to start a food business. Years ago he imagined a fast-food pizza business, but Mod Pizza had the same idea. He also developed a business plan for an extreme food truck. When he moved to Clark County, he knew what he needed to make: doughnuts. Read story

Potato bacon soup from di Tazza.

Food & Drink: Soup’s on around Clark County

Potato bacon soup from di Tazza.

January 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

A hot bowl of soup or chili can nourish and replenish body and soul during the bitter, gray days of January. Read story

Pork chop at Roots Restaurant & Bar.

Roots ranks as one of Clark County’s best

Pork chop at Roots Restaurant & Bar.

January 17, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I have heard good things about Roots Restaurant & Bar for years, but just never got around to going. Since moving from Ridgefield to Vancouver, it seemed so close we had to give it a shot. Too darn bad it took so long, because we could have had many memorable meals there. Read story