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Dining Out

Trusty Brewing Company has developed a low-calorie, low-carb craft beer called DLyte.

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

Trusty Brewing Company has developed a low-calorie, low-carb craft beer called DLyte.

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

Chicken and dumplings, clockwise from left, Cajun Dusted Beef Bites and Herbed Cheese and Fig Pizza at WareHouse ’23.

Sails full of wind at WareHouse ’23

Chicken and dumplings, clockwise from left, Cajun Dusted Beef Bites and Herbed Cheese and Fig Pizza at WareHouse ’23.

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

WareHouse '23 is still going strong in spite of the new waterfront development just west of the restaurant. The restaurant provides a unique experience that embodies the essence of our region's roots, which inspires the menu sure to please a variety of appetites. Read story

Kelly Peters of Flat Tack Farm works at her Vancouver Farmers Market booth.

Food & Drink: Rally Pizza rallying for local farmers

Kelly Peters of Flat Tack Farm works at her Vancouver Farmers Market booth.

August 23, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Rally Pizza has quietly created close relationships with small local farms to fill its menu of salads, appetizers, pizzas, cocktails and frozen custard desserts. This summer and fall for several weekends, the owner and chef, Alan Maniscalco, and his wife, co-owner and pastry chef, Shan Wickham, give props to the local farmers who grow the produce that graces the Rally Pizza menu. Read story

A chocolate sundae and the meat and cheese plate at the Birch Street Uptown Lounge.

Birch Street Uptown Lounge delights

A chocolate sundae and the meat and cheese plate at the Birch Street Uptown Lounge.

August 23, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Birch Street Uptown Lounge is located in downtown Camas. The lounge has a vintage vibe, which perfectly suits the 1928 building. The lounge provides an afternoon and evening respite to enjoy a craft cocktail or other alcoholic beverage with light food options. The lounge offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Read story

Picnic goodies from Pick-Me-Up Modern Take-Away in Camas.

Food & Drink: A perfect picnic starts at Pick-Me-Up in Camas

Picnic goodies from Pick-Me-Up Modern Take-Away in Camas.

August 16, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

On a sunny day, the light dances along the surface of Lacamas Lake. It’s the ideal place to watch people with boats, parents blowing up floating devices and dog owners with their panting fur babies on leashes. Sweetwater SUP Rentals rents out kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. It’s also the perfect spot for a picnic. Read story

Passing watercraft gently rock the Puffin Cafe, which floats on the Columbia River.

3 sweet spots for al fresco dining in Clark County

Passing watercraft gently rock the Puffin Cafe, which floats on the Columbia River.

August 16, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

In a county where we squelch through almost 170 rainy days per year, the few (mostly) precipitation-free summer months lure us out of our homes and into the great outdoors. Decks, porches and patios become fair-weather dining rooms. Read story

Brisket Platter, clockwise from left, spaghetti and meatballs, ceviche, apple crisp a la mode and Truffle Mac at Alex Smokehouse.

Alex Smokehouse transcends name

Brisket Platter, clockwise from left, spaghetti and meatballs, ceviche, apple crisp a la mode and Truffle Mac at Alex Smokehouse.

August 16, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Alex Smokehouse is locally owned and operated. You may recognize the location as the former home of Amnesia Brewing. Alex Ramirez was in partnership with Amnesia and ran the kitchen as a separate business. He changed the name of his restaurant from Alex BBQ to Alex Smokehouse after Amnesia closed. The smokehouse provides a one-page menu that offers a wide range of flavors. Read story

Diners take over South Main Avenue in Ridgefield one night a year for the Farm to Table event.

Food & Drink: Ridgefield’s table set for farm-fresh feast

Diners take over South Main Avenue in Ridgefield one night a year for the Farm to Table event.

August 9, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Ridgefield’s Overlook Park, perched above the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and Lake River, is the perfect place for a summer farm-to-table dinner. Read story

The Pho Tai Nam (eye round and flank noodle soup), from left, the Krispy Chicken Burger and the Vegetarian Noodle Soup at the Kooky Chicken.

Kooky Chicken mixes pho into menu

The Pho Tai Nam (eye round and flank noodle soup), from left, the Krispy Chicken Burger and the Vegetarian Noodle Soup at the Kooky Chicken.

August 9, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Years ago, when Kooky Chicken opened in a space formerly occupied by a Subway sandwich shop, it was all about the crispy fried chicken. The restaurant has since added a separate pho menu, bringing beef, shrimp and vegetable noodle soup into the mix. Read story

Enjoy ice-cold coffee creations at the Cold Brew Fest Aug. 3 in Esther Short Park.

Food & Drink: Competition grounds Cold Brew Fest

Enjoy ice-cold coffee creations at the Cold Brew Fest Aug. 3 in Esther Short Park.

August 2, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

If you love coffee and you find yourself in Esther Short Park this weekend, you may feel like Alice in Wonderland when she drank from the vessel marked “Drink Me” — if that vessel were filled with 10 cups of coffee. Read story