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Dining Out

Janie Wood, left, and Karen Lyles, both of Ridgefield, take a break for good food and conversation at Carts by the Park on Wednesday afternoon. The city council held a work session Thursday to consider development regulations specific to food cart pods.

Ridgefield: ‘We really don’t have standards for permanent food cart pods’ — but that could change

Janie Wood, left, and Karen Lyles, both of Ridgefield, take a break for good food and conversation at Carts by the Park on Wednesday afternoon. The city council held a work session Thursday to consider development regulations specific to food cart pods.

August 14, 2023, 6:05am Business

Ridgefield’s popular food cart pod will likely have to meet new development regulations by early next year. The city council held a work session on the proposed regulations Thursday. Read story

Restaurateur Genaro Zurita Amaro helps prepare for the lunch rush in the kitchen at Gustav's in east Vancouver. Zurita Amaro got his start at a German restaurant in Portland.

Vancouver restaurateur Genaro Zurita Amaro has full plate with Amaro’s Table, Cecilia, Gustav’s

Restaurateur Genaro Zurita Amaro helps prepare for the lunch rush in the kitchen at Gustav's in east Vancouver. Zurita Amaro got his start at a German restaurant in Portland.

August 11, 2023, 6:04am Business

Genaro Zurita Amaro loved visiting his grandparents’ ranch outside of his hometown Cuernavaca, Mexico. He was fascinated by the scents wafting from his grandma Cecilia’s kitchen, but that wasn’t a place for boys. He finally found his way to a professional kitchen as a young man in Portland. Three decades… Read story

Gustav's new menu includes dishes pictured here like a New York strip steak, clockwise from left, stuffed cabbage rolls, garlic cheese bread, chicken schnitzel, German meatballs in a caper sauce with spaetzle and potato pancakes.

Gustav’s new owners strive to ‘make things better’ at east Vancouver restaurant

Gustav's new menu includes dishes pictured here like a New York strip steak, clockwise from left, stuffed cabbage rolls, garlic cheese bread, chicken schnitzel, German meatballs in a caper sauce with spaetzle and potato pancakes.

August 1, 2023, 6:04am Business

Longtime German favorite Gustav’s is under new ownership. And the owners are familiar faces to those in Vancouver’s foodie community: Genaro Zurita Amaro and Jesus Amaro, owners of Amaro’s Table and Cecilia. Read story

Local Asian Bistro in Felida.

Get a taste for Felida at four neighborhood restaurants

Local Asian Bistro in Felida.

July 21, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

I’ve been exploring interesting clusters of restaurants that have popped up around Clark County. I recently wrote about dining options in Battle Ground and Ridgefield, but realized I had yet to focus on Felida. Here are four spots for food and drink that I recommend trying in this lush neighborhood… Read story

Brewer Quin Tinling brings his decade of experience to Relevant Coffee's spinoff, Irrelevant Brewing, in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Relevant Coffee adds Irrelevant Beer to lineup

Brewer Quin Tinling brings his decade of experience to Relevant Coffee's spinoff, Irrelevant Brewing, in Vancouver.

July 14, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

Relevant Coffee owner Mitch Montgomery didn’t give much thought to naming his brewery next to his coffee shop. Read story

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Handprints for IDs? State liquor board discusses biometrics for alcohol sales

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July 10, 2023, 6:05am Business

The power to purchase alcoholic beverages in Washington could soon be in the palm of your hand – if you’re of legal drinking age of course. Read story

Dos Alas on the Vancouver waterfront now offers brunch, including these blue corn pancakes with apple and cherry agave compote, whipped butter and syrup.

Dig in to new brunch options across Clark County

Dos Alas on the Vancouver waterfront now offers brunch, including these blue corn pancakes with apple and cherry agave compote, whipped butter and syrup.

June 30, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

The summer sun has returned to grace us with its golden light. This seasonal shift has brought back something else missing during the long overcast days of fall and winter: brunch. Here are a few spots that have recently begun opening midday on weekends for this often boozy meal. Read story

The interior of McMenamins East Vancouver is shown in 2015.

McMenamins celebrates 40 years

The interior of McMenamins East Vancouver is shown in 2015.

June 24, 2023, 5:50am Business

It started with one pub on Portland’s Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Barley Mill Pub, opening in the summer of 1983. Read story

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, rice and peas (Rachel Pinsky)

Krisey’s Kitchen offers southern comfort in Vancouver

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, rice and peas (Rachel Pinsky)

June 23, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

After years of begging the Food Pod Gods to grace Vancouver with a cluster of good food trucks, it seems my prayers have been answered. The Living Hope Church parking lot on Northeast Andresen Road near Fourth Plain Boulevard has recently assembled a stellar lineup of trucks, including Winston’s British… Read story

A variety of the West Coast ice creamery Salt & Straw's unique flavors. The company offers interesting combos like Pistachio with Saffron, and Hibiscus and Coconut.

Creative ice cream flavors make for sweet, scoop-worthy summer

A variety of the West Coast ice creamery Salt & Straw's unique flavors. The company offers interesting combos like Pistachio with Saffron, and Hibiscus and Coconut.

June 16, 2023, 6:02am Dining Out

Travel anywhere on the planet and you’ll find some version of ice cream. Grab a lemon gelato in Italy; a stick of butterscotch kulfi in Nepal; a cinnamon paleta bar in Mexico. If you’re in Seoul, try a “J”-shaped puffed corn cone filled with soft ice cream. Read story