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Dining Out

River Maiden's Latin grain bowl.

Food & Drink: Resolve to eat more nutritious bowls in 2020

River Maiden's Latin grain bowl.

January 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Did you resolve to take better care of yourself this year? Fortunately, Vancouver has an increasing number of places serving healthy food. Grain bowl pioneer Mighty Bowl is slinging bowls, salads and smoothies from the restaurant, and classic rice and bean bowls from food trucks. The Funky Fresh Fruit truck… Read story

Brisket and ribs at SugarFoot's BBQ.

SugarFoot’s BBQ makes the grade in Vancouver

Brisket and ribs at SugarFoot's BBQ.

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

It has been my pleasure to judge many major U.S. barbecue competitions, including Memphis in May, Kansas City’s American Royal and The Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbecue, enjoying some of the best of this culinary art in the country. So when I discover what I consider really good barbecue I… Read story

The Bourbon Bramble at Rally Pizza.

Food & Drink: Indulge in decadence of boozy shakes

The Bourbon Bramble at Rally Pizza.

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

The end of the year is all about decadence. As part of my duty to overindulge in sugar and alcohol, I assembled a team of fellow hedonists to wander Vancouver seeking boozy shakes. It was a glorious — but surprisingly not very intoxicating — evening. Read story

The downtown Vancouver location of Tommy O's will close on Sunday after years in business.

Tommy O’s, iconic downtown Vancouver restaurant, will close Sunday

The downtown Vancouver location of Tommy O's will close on Sunday after years in business.

December 20, 2019, 2:15pm Business

Longtime downtown Vancouver restaurant Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro will close permanently this weekend, though the owner is working to keep the Camas location open. Read story

Stacks of lefse handmade by the Anderson family who has been making lefse for the holidays for 42 years.

Food & Drink: Lefse Day a cherished family tradition

Stacks of lefse handmade by the Anderson family who has been making lefse for the holidays for 42 years.

December 20, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Anderson family will celebrate its 42nd annual Lefse Day on Dec. 21. This cherished family ritual started out modestly. Read story

Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Vermicelli at Pho Vi Van.

Pho Vi Van’s Vietnamese dishes delish

Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Vermicelli at Pho Vi Van.

December 20, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

One of the most popular of Vietnamese dishes is pho (pronounced “fuh,” not “fo”), which is usually a bowl of beef, chicken or vegetable broth, filled with rice-based noodles, to which people can add slices of beef, grilled pork, chicken, shrimp, or just about any protein. Read story

Hand-Cut Ribeye at Michael Jordan's Steak House.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House sizzles

Hand-Cut Ribeye at Michael Jordan's Steak House.

December 13, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Michael Jordan’s Steak House in ilani stands as one of Clark County’s premier restaurants. During my recent visit, that reputation was confirmed by the service, ambiance — and most importantly — by the quality and diversity of the menu. Read story

Slow Food Southwest Washington board member Chelsea Unger sells merchandise at the organization's recent annual meeting.

Food & Drink: Slow Food Southwest Washington grows

Slow Food Southwest Washington board member Chelsea Unger sells merchandise at the organization's recent annual meeting.

December 13, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Slow Food Southwest Washington is growing and evolving, as evidenced by its annual meeting a couple weeks ago at Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Apple empanada at Rusty Grape Vineyard.

Raise a glass to Rusty Grape’s food

Apple empanada at Rusty Grape Vineyard.

December 6, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

Not many restaurants in Southwest Washington can claim that they began as a chicken coop, then morphed into a horse stable and then became part of a winery. But then again, there aren’t too many that can also brag about pizzas, paninis, macaroni and cheese, several appetizers and even a… Read story

A keka, taco al pastor and basket tacos at Los Alambres.

Food & Drink: Los Alambres stresses authentic cuisine

A keka, taco al pastor and basket tacos at Los Alambres.

November 29, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

Fourteen years ago, when the Hernandez family moved from Mexico City to the United States, they had one dream: to open a restaurant where they could share their beloved hometown cuisine. Read story