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Dining Out

Health inspections for April 24-29

May 5, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/ public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 448. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story

A box of doughnuts sits on a table in The Columbian newsroom.

Great Doughnut Taste-Off: Five Clark County bakeries go dough-to-dough

A box of doughnuts sits on a table in The Columbian newsroom.

April 23, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

What is it about doughnuts? There’s something about that sweet fried dough that beckons more powerfully than a siren’s song. Slather it with glaze, dust it with powdered sugar or fill it with jelly and people lose their minds. For just a couple bucks per doughnut, more or less, a… Read story

Al pastor taco from Taqueria Don Jose.

Taco trucks springing up around Vancouver

Al pastor taco from Taqueria Don Jose.

April 21, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Life

Taco trucks have sprung up at gas stations around Vancouver. Read story

A bartender pours a taster of a beer at Vice Beer in east Vancouver. Vice plans to open a taproom in downtown Vancouver, as well. Top: Beers sit on the bar at Vice Beer in east Vancouver.

More brews, food on tap in Clark, Skamania counties

A bartender pours a taster of a beer at Vice Beer in east Vancouver. Vice plans to open a taproom in downtown Vancouver, as well. Top: Beers sit on the bar at Vice Beer in east Vancouver.

April 7, 2023, 6:01am Business

Local brewers are branching out with new breweries and taprooms throughout Clark County and spilling into Skamania. Opening more taprooms gives these businesses a higher percentage of the profit per pint along with space to establish their brands through decor and food. Read story

Cupcakes by Simply Sweets.

Easter treats hopping into Vancouver bakeries

Cupcakes by Simply Sweets.

March 31, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

Flower buds are ready to burst, birds are gathering bits to feather their nests, and Vancouver bakery cases are filling up with pastel-colored and bunny-eared treats for Easter. Read story

Bethany Seegert of Vancouver, left, gets pointers from ax matron Darbi Johnson of Portland at Celtic Axe Throwers' lanes inside Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver.

Ax throwing fun, safe — and now available in Vancouvervideo icon

Bethany Seegert of Vancouver, left, gets pointers from ax matron Darbi Johnson of Portland at Celtic Axe Throwers' lanes inside Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver.

March 24, 2023, 6:00am Business

Throwing axes with your besties is a fun way to catch up and de-stress. And now you can do it here in Vancouver. As of July 2022, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board permits ax throwing at businesses that serve alcohol. But don’t plan on holding a beer in one… Read story

Relevant Coffee uses whiskey barrels to add complex flavor to coffee beans.

Clark County distillers, brewers, coffee roasters learn to love oak barrels

Relevant Coffee uses whiskey barrels to add complex flavor to coffee beans.

March 17, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Life

Distillers have aged spirits in oak barrels since the 1800s. Early alcohol makers discovered that, over time, the chemical components in wood add flavors like toffee, brown sugar, caramel and spice to spirits. Then they figured out that charring and toasting the barrels adds even more flavor. Read story

Donuts receive a sprinkle of powdered sugar before leaving the kitchen at Cecilia.

Amaro’s Table owners set to debut Vancouver breakfast spot

Donuts receive a sprinkle of powdered sugar before leaving the kitchen at Cecilia.

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Business

The owners of Amaro’s Table are opening a breakfast restaurant, called Cecilia, at the former Lapellah and Saap space in Vancouver on March 20. Read story

Darren McGrady, former chef to Princess Diana, is launching a franchise of food carts, beginning with Winston's British Fish N Chips in Vancouver.

Winston’s British Fish N Chips food truck in Vancouver is fit for royalty

Darren McGrady, former chef to Princess Diana, is launching a franchise of food carts, beginning with Winston's British Fish N Chips in Vancouver.

March 10, 2023, 6:04am Business

A long line of humans and a few corgis recently waited in the Living Hope Church parking lot on a cold, blustery day for British fish and chips created by the former Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady. Read story

Rally Pizza, which closed at the end of 2022, will return March 14 as a permanent pop up at Victor-23 Brewing.

Shuttered Rally Pizza finds new home as pop-up at Victor-23 in Vancouver

Rally Pizza, which closed at the end of 2022, will return March 14 as a permanent pop up at Victor-23 Brewing.

March 6, 2023, 2:29pm Business

Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham of Rally Pizza have revived their popular pizza spot as a permanent pop-up at Victor-23 Brewing at 2905 St. Johns Blvd. The grand opening on March 14 (Pi Day) showcases a re-invented Rally’s menu of beer-friendly offerings like garlic bread, pepperoni pizza, and the meat-heavy… Read story