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April 4, 2020

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Dining Out

The Grocery bartender uses Zoom for ‘virtual happy hour’

April 3, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

‘Happy hour” is a magical phrase signifying a time to gather with friends, discover new cocktails and enjoy budget-friendly nibbles. Read story

Craft beer enthusiasts connect as Clark County businesses pivot to carryout

March 27, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Clark County craft brewers are weathering the COVID-19 crisis by doing what they do best — brewing beer and selling it, just not to people drinking on-site. Brewers are banding… Read story

Many Clark County restaurants offer food to go, delivery

March 18, 2020, 1:05pm Clark County Life

Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to close restaurants and bars in Washington for an indefinite period of time was a surprise to many. But, as the River Maiden T-shirt says, “Couvies Never Say Die.” Local businesses have scrambled to come up with ways to continue to feed their hungry customers and support their staff during these unusual times. Read story

Delivery, takeout options replace sit-down meals in Clark County

March 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

On Sunday night, Uptown Barrel Room owner Dwayne Christiansen heard Gov. Jay Inslee had ordered restaurants to close their dine-in options because of COVID-19. So he and his team began to rig a walk-up window. Read story

Food & Drink: Pearl milk tea lovers embrace Sharetea

March 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

It didn’t take long for pearl milk tea fans to find the new Sharetea in the Hazel Dell Marketplace. During the week, the line of tall teenage girls in volleyball gear, tea aficionados waiting patiently to order, and newbies trying to decode the menu snakes through the white tiled space. Read story

Kitchen Table Café in Vancouver is busy for a reason

March 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Locally owned Kitchen Table Café has three restaurants in Vancouver. We decided to visit the Salmon Creek cafe for breakfast because it’s near where we shop for groceries, and every time we go by in the morning the parking lot is filled. Read story

Pi Day isn’t the only food holiday you can celebrate in Clark County

March 12, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

March 14 is Pi Day — a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, not to be confused with National Pie Day, Jan. 23, a day to celebrate delicious fillings baked in a pastry crust. Nevertheless, many people are delighted to express their appreciation for pi with pie, and plenty of local establishments are ready to serve up scratch-made slices of heaven to hungry Pi Day observers. Read story

Easy to see why folks nuts for Billygan’s in Salmon Creek

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Man oh man, is this place busy. The listed occupancy says it can hold 400 people, and after we were seated, I noticed only one unoccupied two-person booth. Every other table and booth was filled to capacity, including the bar stools and high-top bar tables. We thought, “Oh no, we’re going to wait an hour.” Read story

Food & Drink: La Bottega better than ever after renovation

March 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 2006, Peter and Lisa Dougherty knew they wanted to open a restaurant. Searching for spaces, they fell in love with Uptown Village in Vancouver. It reminded Lisa of a town from her childhood in the Midwest. 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