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Dining Out

Food & Drink: Piecing together a perfect cheese plate

July 26, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through cheese plates on Pinterest. When I tried to recreate them at home, they were a Pinter-mess. Read story

At KingKong Korean BBQ, the grill is all yours

July 26, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: KingKong Korean BBQ opened a few weeks ago. The restaurant offers a traditional in-table grill experience seven days a week with a menu of authentic Korean options. Read story

Food & Drink: 7 tips for whipping up smoothies like a pro

July 19, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Patrick Swayze had three rules to defend the Double Deuce against knife-wielding no-goodniks in the film “Roadhouse,” but blending a rich, creamy, bright-colored smoothie requires more than just three rules. I spoke to the experts at Be Well Juice Bar, The Mighty Bowl, Thatcher’s Coffee and Funky Fresh Juice Co. for assistance in my quest to make a better smoothie at home. Read story

Christine’s not fixin’ what ain’t broke

July 19, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: Christine’s is a longtime favorite neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot open seven days a week. A year-and-a-half ago, Cynthia Hughes took over ownership. The comfort-food menu has not changed much and the restaurant remains as welcoming and homey as ever. Read story

Food & Drink: Little Conejo owners get back to roots – of mezcal

July 12, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Mexico City inspired Mychal Dynes and Mark Wooten to open Little Conejo, their taco and mezcal palace in downtown Vancouver. A continuing fascination with mezcal recently led them farther south to Oaxaca for a five-day trip with their chef de cuisine, Doug Linn. Read story

DuckTales Kitchen tastes like home

July 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why: DuckTales is a welcoming neighborhood restaurant serving homestyle comfort food made from scratch. The family-style establishment offers a quaint dining experience outside the bustle of city streets lined with various consumer attractions. The menu options range from classics to signature dishes with something for everyone. Read story

Food & Drink: Daily Catch does fish and chips right

July 5, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

The art of knowing what to order is key to getting a good meal. If the place is called Cheeseburger Palace, don’t order the fish. Read story

Nom Nom fills plates with tasty nosh

July 5, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Why: Nom Nom set up shop a few years ago next to Regal Cinemas in downtown Vancouver. The restaurant serves some favorite Vietnamese dishes seven days a week and welcomes the whole family for lunch and dinner. Read story

Food & Drink: Second Mile — a link in the chain to connect Clark County farmers to consumers

June 28, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Holly Hansen has a food hub on her mind. For the last year, she’s worked to create what those in the local food movement call a second mile — getting food from small farms to consumers. Read story

Benny’s Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe satisfies

June 28, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Benny's Rod & Custom Pizza Cafe opened in 2006. The restaurant's menu focuses mainly on classic sandwiches and burgers, as well as a variety of specialty pizzas for the whole family to enjoy. Read story