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Food & Drink: Mochi doughnuts may be too pretty to eat

June 7, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

Mochi Mondays at River Maiden began when co-owner Aaron Flies found photos of mochi doughnuts on Instagram. “Aaron follows everyone on Instagram,” explained Melissa Layman, his wife and business partner. Read story

Presso Coffee Kitchen a triple threat

June 7, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Why: Presso Coffee Kitchen has one location in Portland and one in Vancouver. I recently visited the Vancouver establishment and found that it offers a friendlier, more personal experience than some other trendy coffee chains. It also provides a menu that surpasses what one would ever hope to find at a chain establishment. Housemade, quality ingredients are used to make delicious, light dining options, and coffee beans are roasted to… Read story

Food & Drink: Vancouver bakery’s doughnuts a real Treat

May 31, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

"We make a super fresh product, so it's the same concept with the doughnut," Treat Bakery owner Stephanie McNees explained. The doughnuts at Treat are similar to the brioche dough doughnuts filled with flavored pastry cream that are being made in most major cities (including at General Porpoise in Seattle). Read story

Dishes at UnPhogettable disappointing

May 31, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

UnPhogettable opened approximately a month ago in the strip mall on the corner of Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street in the space once occupied by 7-Eleven. It brings another fast-casual, family-friendly restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese dishes to Clark County and is open seven days a week. Read story

Food & Drink: Artist is chalking up a satisfying sideline

May 24, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

If you eat, drink, work out or get your teeth cleaned in Vancouver, chances are you have seen artwork by Heather Anderson (aka Heather the Chalkboard Artist). Read story

Three Sixty a snazzy spot for Italian in Vancouver

May 24, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Three Sixty Kitchen & Bar is located in a strip mall where QFC anchors a shopping center on 192nd Avenue. The premium casual restaurant serves seasonally inspired Italian dishes, as well as pizza and desserts. It is a convenient and comfortable dinner spot and a snazzy place to meet friends for a drink. Read story

Food & Drink: Relevant Coffee moves into new cafe

May 17, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was intrigued when Brian Clemens, coffee evangelist (i.e., operations director) at Relevant Coffee, emailed me to tell me this coffee shop was moving to a new space at 17th and Main streets in Uptown Village. I quickly accepted his invitation to meet with him and owner/roaster Mitch Montgomery for a sneak peek at the new space. Read story

Check out Philly Bilmos for choice cheesesteaks

May 17, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Philly Bilmos opened in 2000 and has been at its present location for 14 ½ years. Specializing in cheesesteak sandwiches made with high-quality meats and cheeses on Amoroso’s bread, it’s a neighborhood favorite go-to place for a quick, made-to-order sandwich. Read story

Food & Drink: A field study in foraging for mushrooms

May 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Rachel Zoller’s career as a mushroom foraging instructor started by accident. Eight years ago, this Pacific Northwest native was out foraging for huckleberries with friends. The huckleberries were nowhere to be found, but chanterelle mushrooms were everywhere. Read story

N.Y.C. Pizzeria in Vancouver authentically tasty

May 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

It has been a few years since I last visited N.Y.C. Pizzeria in Vancouver. I recently found every element of the experience just as impressive as my last visit. The pizza, the atmosphere, the people and the prices are a winning combination. Whether you are after traditional New York-style pizza or prefer an Indian twist on the pie, there are plenty of options Read story