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Dining Out

Stardust Diner in east Vancouver makes dreams come true

January 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

On the last day of 2019, my guest and I took a trip back in time to celebrate the end of the decade. We went all the way back to 1950 with a visit to the Stardust Diner on 164th Avenue in Vancouver and had a great time listening to music of the era and enjoying some really good dinner fare. Read story

La Costa lunch, dinner a delight

January 3, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Walking into La Costa restaurant is quite like attending a Mexican fiesta. Read story

Food & Drink: Resolve to eat more nutritious bowls in 2020

January 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Did you resolve to take better care of yourself this year? Fortunately, Vancouver has an increasing number of places serving healthy food. Grain bowl pioneer Mighty Bowl is slinging bowls, salads and smoothies from the restaurant, and classic rice and bean bowls from food trucks. The Funky Fresh Fruit truck crew is working high-powered blenders and pouring out a rainbow of smoothies and juices. There are also a couple of… Read story

SugarFoot’s BBQ makes the grade in Vancouver

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

It has been my pleasure to judge many major U.S. barbecue competitions, including Memphis in May, Kansas City’s American Royal and The Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbecue, enjoying some of the best of this culinary art in the country. So when I discover what I consider really good barbecue I love to talk about it. One recent weekend I discovered really good barbecue in Felida. Read story

Food & Drink: Indulge in decadence of boozy shakes

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

The end of the year is all about decadence. As part of my duty to overindulge in sugar and alcohol, I assembled a team of fellow hedonists to wander Vancouver seeking boozy shakes. It was a glorious — but surprisingly not very intoxicating — evening. Read story

Tommy O’s, iconic downtown Vancouver restaurant, will close Sunday

December 20, 2019, 2:15pm Business

Longtime downtown Vancouver restaurant Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro will close permanently this weekend, though the owner is working to keep the Camas location open. Read story

Food & Drink: Lefse Day a cherished family tradition

December 20, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Anderson family will celebrate its 42nd annual Lefse Day on Dec. 21. This cherished family ritual started out modestly. Read story

Pho Vi Van’s Vietnamese dishes delish

December 20, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

One of the most popular of Vietnamese dishes is pho (pronounced “fuh,” not “fo”), which is usually a bowl of beef, chicken or vegetable broth, filled with rice-based noodles, to which people can add slices of beef, grilled pork, chicken, shrimp, or just about any protein. Read story

Michael Jordan’s Steak House sizzles

December 13, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Michael Jordan’s Steak House in ilani stands as one of Clark County’s premier restaurants. During my recent visit, that reputation was confirmed by the service, ambiance — and most importantly — by the quality and diversity of the menu. Read story

Food & Drink: Slow Food Southwest Washington grows

December 13, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Slow Food Southwest Washington is growing and evolving, as evidenced by its annual meeting a couple weeks ago at Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver. Read story