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Feb. 29, 2020

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Food & Drink: Changes at Washougal’s OurBar, but it’s still Alex Yost’s place

February 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

OurBar opened in downtown Washougal seven years ago, bringing a burst of youthful energy to Main Street. The whimsical paintings of animals standing upright in formal attire, the mix-and-match vintage… Read story

Fargher Lakehouse warrants second look

February 21, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

First and foremost, every restaurant has a bad day. An employee calls in sick just before a shift, the food supplier doesn’t deliver an item that’s been ordered for that… Read story

Get to know Columbian restaurant reviewer Rick Browne

February 28, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

Now that you have had a chance to read my restaurant reviews in The Columbian for the past few months, you might be wondering, “Who is this guy who suddenly is telling us where and where not to eat?” So let me share a bit about myself. Read story

Petra House is Middle Eastern perfection in east Vancouver

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Petra House specializes in Mediterranean food, with many of the menu items coming from Jordan, Israel and Morocco, as well as surrounding Middle Eastern countries. Read story

Food & Drink: Bleu Door founder brings home taste of Italy

February 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Bonnie Brasure’s Bleu Door Bakery in Uptown Village feels like part of Champs Elysees drifted onto Main Street. Long crusty baguettes, flaky croissants, and a framed painting of the Eiffel Tower can be found behind the blue door of this popular spot. Read story

Skip Ballweber, man behind first Vancouver food cart, was well-loved

February 27, 2020, 5:00am Business

“He had the thing down to a science.” Read story

The deep satisfaction of winter squash

February 26, 2020, 6:05am Food

Winter squash is the sort of thing I rarely cook because I rarely think about it, and when I do cook it, I always wonder why I don’t think about it more often. Read story

A creative spin on beans and greens

February 26, 2020, 6:05am Food

Joe Yonan is the first person to admit that he’s a bean guy. Read story

Stuffed pork tenderloin offers easy elegance

February 26, 2020, 6:05am Food

Pork tenderloin should be a go-to option for weeknight meals because it’s relatively inexpensive and doesn’t take a very long time to cook. Here, it’s served roulade-style, stuffed with a savory mix of goat cheese and spinach and rolled up like a hot dog. A savory apricot-mustard glaze adds an elegant touch. Read story

The hot toddy — it won’t cure you, but you’ll feel better

February 26, 2020, 6:05am Food

Last winter I had a dreadful cold. The type of cold that seems to never end. The type of cold where your body aches, your head throbs, you can’t ever seem to rid your nose of mucus and a restful night of sleep seems impossible. The type of cold where leaving the house is the last thing you’d ever want to do. Read story