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Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

Smaller but hungry crowd lines up for Chick-fil-A opening at Vancouver Mall

Customers form two lines as they place their orders at the new Chick-fil-A restaurant drive thru at Vancouver Mall on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021.

January 7, 2021, 2:15pm Business

Vancouver’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant debuted Thursday morning, greeted by an initial line of several dozen customers hungry for the chain’s signature chicken sandwiches. Read story

Heaters at the outdoor dining area of the Main Event in downtown Vancouver add warmth for customers Alyson Hilken, from left, Krissy Sadewasser and John Laughlin as they enjoy a happy hour drink.  At top, a sign informs customers of alternative dining options at Main Event.

Outdoor dining cold comfort for struggling Clark County restaurants

Heaters at the outdoor dining area of the Main Event in downtown Vancouver add warmth for customers Alyson Hilken, from left, Krissy Sadewasser and John Laughlin as they enjoy a happy hour drink.  At top, a sign informs customers of alternative dining options at Main Event.

January 3, 2021, 6:02am Business

While customers gather under temporary structures, restaurant owners say expense of complying with virus restrictions keeping them in the red Read story

Vancouver's Heathen Brewing kept suds flowing during the pandemic with a beer truck.

A wild year for restaurants in Clark County

Vancouver's Heathen Brewing kept suds flowing during the pandemic with a beer truck.

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

Writing about food felt heavy in 2020. After the pandemic hit and precautions shut down restaurants, the nature of my beat shifted overnight. I went from writing stories about fun things like the best doughnuts in Vancouver to covering an unfolding catastrophe for restaurants. Read story

Vancouver Pizza Company on Main Street in uptown Village in Vancouver.

Vancouver Pizza Company closing doors for good

Vancouver Pizza Company on Main Street in uptown Village in Vancouver.

December 28, 2020, 11:09am Business

Vancouver Pizza Company, located in Uptown Village, is closing permanently due in part to the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners announced Sunday on Facebook. Read story

John McDonagh, president/CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, directs customers picking up dinner as part of Savor the Couve on Dec. 17 at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The promotional event aims to boost local restaurants, which have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns intended to curb the pandemic's spread.

Savor the Couve a grab-and-go five-course meal from rotation of Vancouver restaurants

John McDonagh, president/CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, directs customers picking up dinner as part of Savor the Couve on Dec. 17 at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The promotional event aims to boost local restaurants, which have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns intended to curb the pandemic's spread.

December 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The idea for a new collaborative promotion called Savor the Couve came out of the Restaurant Roundtable, a large group of restaurant owners who meet virtually every week to discuss solutions for the ever-changing challenges posed by COVID-19. Read story

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Clark County bartenders share secret of best hot toddies

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December 11, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

You won’t find a hot toddy at an elegant holiday party or a swanky cocktail bar, but this isn’t the year for elegant holiday parties or swanky cocktail bars. This is the year for trying to stay safe and in a good mental space despite everything. This is the year… Read story

Customers stay and warm in the outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2020.

Indoor dining ban ‘the death of business’ for eateries in Clark County?

Customers stay and warm in the outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2020.

November 20, 2020, 6:02am Business

With precautions against coronavirus again closing indoor dining in Washington, restaurants say their survival depends on serving customers outdoors — difficult to do in cold, wet weather without some sort of shelter. Read story

Takeout food safety important, even in pandemic

October 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Grabbing a clamshell of tacos or a container of lasagna may feel safer than dining in a restaurant right now. Takeout, however, presents a different set of safety challenges. Read story

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Tips for takeout and delivery in Clark County amid pandemic

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October 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Before the pandemic, many of us enjoyed sipping a smoky mezcal margarita or twirling Bolognese-covered tagliatelle noodles at our favorite restaurants while chatting with servers. We calculated tips based on how good or bad they made us feel. Read story

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Get your fill of fair food in downtown Camas

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

The month of August passed without a single funnel cake — or corn dog, elephant ear, caramel apple or any of the other foods people flock to the Clark County Fair to consume. Read story