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Dining Out

George’s Molon Lave invites diners to Greece

October 4, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

First, we’ll explain the restaurant name. In 490 B.C., 300 Spartans under King Leonidas held off more than 10,000 Persian soldiers at the battle of Thermopylae despite the Persian demand that the Spartans lay down their weapons. The King’s response: “Moulon lave,” which roughly translated means “come and get them.” Read story

Dine with a view at Skamania Lodge

September 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: The iconic Skamania Lodge overlooks the Columbia River in Stevenson. I chose the lodge to feature as my final dining review (see Page D1) because I feel it truly embodies the spirit of this region and the people who call it home. Providing some of the best and most unique accommodations for travelers and locals alike, the lodge is a popular event venue with its picturesque views of the… Read story

Food & Drink: Farm-to-table feast to reflect harvest

September 20, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

For centuries, the autumn equinox has been celebrated all over the world. Farmers, and those fortunate to join in their bounty, gather to thank the gods of the harvest by enjoying a final feast before settling into the long nights of winter. Read story

Double Barrel Taphouse in Hazel Dell worth a try

September 20, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Double Barrel Taphouse opened in 2017 on Highway 99 in Vancouver. The taphouse has 30 rotating taps to showcase some of the best brews of the Pacific Northwest. An extensive whiskey selection and a menu that offers some classic American staples make it a little more than what one expects from a taphouse. Read story

Food & Drink: Chef opens Midwestern chili parlor in downtown Vancouver

September 13, 2019, 6:06am Clark County Life

Can a fox be slow? Will a Cincinnati chili parlor work in the Pacific Northwest? These are some of the many mysteries of Slow Fox Chili Parlor, which recently opened in the Columbia Food Park on Seventh Street between Main and Broadway in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Tommy O’s finds 2nd home in Camas

September 13, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

Why: When I discovered that Tommy O’s opened a location in the historic Camas Hotel, I had high hopes. Tommy O’s has been somewhat of an iconic restaurant for Pacific Rim cuisine in downtown Vancouver. A few years ago, a second location on 192nd Avenue closed, and a few months ago, a drive-through location off Highway 14 made a short go of it. After my recent dinner visit, it’s obvious… Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Chayote squash super versatile

September 13, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

Chayote squash is a little, lesser known squash that originates from South America and Mexico. It has a green peel and is white on the inside. It is a super versatile squash and can be prepared many ways, including soups, pan-fried dishes, complex main dishes, salads, salsa, pickles, stews, tacos and enchiladas. Whew, that list features a wide array of flavor profiles. This squash can almost be used in any… Read story

Food & Drink: Taco festivals to take over the Couve

September 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

You’re not losing your mind: There really are two new taco festivals this month. Read story

Smokin’ Oak’s meats, sides still tops

September 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: You know there has to be something special about a place when the spot you would expect to be a parking lot is instead occupied by a giant smoker. Most of the menu items — not just the meats — are smoked using the old method of burning oak wood. With roots in Austin and Tyler, Texas, Smokin’ Oak’s family recipes, craft cocktails, beer, wine, great service and a… Read story

Food & Drink: Trusty’s new craft brew curbs carbs, calories

August 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Michelob Ultralight outsold regular Budweiser in 2018. Marc Martin, brewery consultant for Northwest Brewery Advisors, thought if a mass produced light beer like Michelob Ultralight could outsell a regular Budweiser, then there must be a market for a light craft beer. Read story