Terrie Cox Supports Local Restaurants

Vancouver has become a destination on the map for foodies. The economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions on eateries has caused too many of our old timer haunts and hot new spots to close their doors. Even if you’re not a qualified foodie you still need to eat. There are ways you can support local restaurants through March.

Savor The Couve
Discover Local Flavors
Support the local community while enjoying a delicious 5 course meal. $25 from each order per week will be donated to a specific nonprofit for each week of this program. Presented by ilani with support from Greater Vancouver Chamber and Visit Vancouver USA. With ilani’s partnership, all orders will also receive $20 in Promo Play for use at ilani (promotion active through March). Find purchase information and current participating restaurants and menu details at: vancouverusa.com/savor-the-couve

Thursday, March 4: Asian Fusion
In support of: CDM Caregiving Services

Thursday, March 11: Mexican/Southwest
In support of: Leadership Clark County

Thursday, March 18: Plant-Based (Vegan)
In support of: The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools

Thursday, March 25: PNW Inspired
In support of: Columbia Springs

Vancouver Sunrise Rotary Cash Mob Events
The Vancouver Sunrise Rotary has been showing love and $$$ support to our local restaurants by organizing “Share Some Love CASH MOB” events at some local eateries. A cash mob isn’t so much a “mob,” but more like a nudge for people to show up and dine at a specific restaurant all on the same day.

March 2, 3pm-9pm: Trap Door Brewing
March 8, 11am-9pm: Amaro’s Table Hazel Dell

Find out future CASH MOB locations and updates at: www.vancouversunriserotary.org or Vancouver Sunrise Rotary on Facebook

Clark County Curbside on Facebook
This Facebook public group was organized to help local restaurant owners spread the word about their current opening status, menus, specials, seating, and other news. (It’s also a great place to post mouth-watering pictures of your food and tag the restaurant to show support and work up the community appetite).

Street Eats
The City of Vancouver has launched a website/app to help people find local restaurants that are currently offering outside seating, covered seating, and curbside services. The service is offered to local businesses only. www.cityofvancouver.us/streeteats

Food Delivery Apps
Some food delivery apps like UberEats have a category for “Local Eats.” Check the app you use for food delivery to select locally owned restaurants. However, it’s best to order dine in or take out from the restaurant directly so that all the money goes to them.

Also, try something new! Here are some new spots to try around Vancouver:

Amaro’s Table
This family business already known for their Downtown location has opened a new location in Hazel Dell at 816 NE 98th Cir. amarostable.com

La Sorrentina Pizzeria
Formerly a pizza food cart, they now have a store front restaurant with expanded menu at 3000 SE 164th Ave. lasorrentinavw.com

* A special note about two of these restaurants… La Sorrentina and Amaro’s Table can really use your support at this time.

La Sorrentina was robbed last month. The cashbox was taken and the thief ransacked the restaurant. Luckily, no one was injured. Video is posted on their Facebook page here: fb.watch/3TVAd63JPC/

Amaro’s Table had a darker tragedy. They lost a family member, Antonio Amaro-Lopez, who worked at the restaurant. While driving on 205 during the ice and snowstorm last week, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed over the guardrail and into the Columbia River. He did not survive. He was a husband and father of three. News article can be found at: kgw.com/article/news/local/dive-team-finds-vehicle-columbia-river-i-205-glenn-jackson-bridge/283-cc7d6d5d-4863-4841-a4e8-d9df68aaa143