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Dining Out

Food & Drink: Rally Pizza rallying for local farmers

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

Birch Street Uptown Lounge delights

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

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

3 sweet spots for al fresco dining in Clark County

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

Alex Smokehouse transcends name

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

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

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

Kooky Chicken mixes pho into menu

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

Food & Drink: Competition grounds Cold Brew Fest

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

Gyro Shack tasty change of pace

August 2, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

The Gyro Shack is a fast-food franchise founded in 2010 in Idaho. The brand expanded into Washington, and now has a total of 10 stores. The emphasis is on fresh and fast gyro options, some authentic and some unique. Gyros can be ordered by themselves or made into a combo meal. Breakfast options are available as well. Read story

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