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The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar, located in Camas, has released a limited summer menu — and all options usher in the flavors and frs.

Here’s what is new at The Hammond this summer:

  • Carlton Farms Pork shop: Double cut with roasted pineapple chutney, macadamia nuts, garlic mashed potatoes, and fresh spring vegetables.
  • Tomato salad: Organic grape heirloom tomatoes, with Portland creamery chèvre, arugula, white and dark balsamic glaze, and fresh pesto.
  • Ricotta Meatballs: Marinara, fresh mozzarella, pesto, shallot gastrique, and pecorino cheese.

And, be sure to enjoy your favorite drink during the meal, and finish your experience with one of their choice desserts.

LOCATION
4857 NW LAKE RD #200,
CAMAS WA 98607 

CONTACT INFO
PHONE: 360 954 5620
EMAIL: [email protected]

The Hammond still offers takeout options, and encourages online ordering here: https://thehammondkitchenandcraftbar.com

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New summer menu at The Hammond.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance today for partially resuming the dine-in restaurant and tavern industry for counties granted variance under the Safe Start Phase 2 recovery plan laid out last week.

Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent phases with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks — metrics and data will guide when the state can move from one phase to another. 

Through the Safe Start approach, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Eight counties have received the variance. 

For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, restaurant operations may resume with limitations after meeting specific criteria, effective May 11, 2020.

“No restaurant or tavern may operate indoor or sit-down services until they can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply,” the guidance states. 

Guidance documents: 

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The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar has some amazing Sunday Easter Brunch options for takeout or delivery.

First, they have brunch family meals available for pre-order today through Saturday morning!

It includes fresh-baked croissants, fresh fruit, deviled eggs, crab cakes, scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar and scallions, crispy breakfast potatoes, and Carlton Farms bacon. Available in two and four-person packages. This is available to order until Saturday at noon.

And second, they have a la carte options that will be available on Sunday, as well! Those include Crab Cake Benedicts, Original Benedicts, their Classic Breakfast, and their Healthy Breakfast Bowl!

If you do order a package, there will be a prompt for a Sunday pick-up time. This will appear after you choose a four or two-person package.

Hammond Bloody Mary & Mimosa kits will be available too!

”We appreciate your continued support, so very much,” said Gwen Goodrich, co-owner of The Hammond. “We are so grateful for our customers!”

Click here to order: https://www.toasttab.com/the-hammond-neighborhood-kitchen/v3#!/

Restaurants, along with several industries, have been hit very hard by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Washington Governor Inslee’s orders to limit restaurants to take out, or grab-and-go, has adversely affected these businesses. So, we’ve compiled a list of Camas and Washougal restaurants that are accepting take out and grab-and-go orders.

A Beer at a Time
360.835.5200 Take Out Hours: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
https://www.skipthetripmenus.com/r/361/restaurants/delivery/Bar-Grill/A-Beer-at-a-Time-Camas

Adam’s St. Bar & Grill 360.833.1920 Take Out Hours: 11 am – 6:30 pm

Caffe Piccolo
360.834.7044
Take Out Hours: 7 am- 5 pm
Menu: http://www.caffe-piccolo.com/menu

Cake Happy
844.778.2253
Take Out, Curbside, Free delivery in Camas for any order over $35
Call for daily offerings!

Caps N’ Taps
360.210.7244
Open 2-8 pm Sun-Thur, 2-10 pm Fri-Sat for to-go beer

Champ Pizza (in East Vancouver) 360.828.7029 Take Out or Delivery Hours: 11 am-9 pm Sun-Thurs; Fri and Sat 11 am-10 pm www.champpizza.com

Feast at 316 360.210.7498 Hours: 11:30 am-9 pm https://camasfeast316.com/

Grains of Wrath
360.210.5717 Take Out Hours: Noon-7 pm
https://www.doordash.com/store/grains-of-wrath-brewing-camas-801067/ 

Hana Korean 360.833.9111 Take Out Hours: 11:30 am-3 pm; 5 pm-8 pm Monday-Friday

Hidden River Roasters
888.661.6612
Menu: https://hiddenriverroasters.myshopify.com/pages/coffeehouse-menu

Kop Chai Thai Restaurant
360.834.5287
Take Out
Menu: http://www.kopchaifood.com/our-menu.html

Los Jalapenos Camas
360.834.5856
https://www.ubereats.com/portland/food-delivery/los-jalapenos-camas/u63aC2SPS5W5ucCCDYtt1Q

Mesa
360.210.5311 Take Out Hours: 11:30 am-8 pm
https://www.doordash.com/store/nuestra-mesa-camas-333356/

Natalia’s Cafe – Home Cooking
360.844.5968
Grab-and-go. 8-3 daily.

Salud Wine Bar
360.787.2583
https://www.skipthetripmenus.com/r/311/restaurants/delivery/Wine-Bar/Salud-Camas

Squeeze and Grind
360.833.2404
https://www.skipthetripmenus.com/r/341/restaurants/delivery/Coffee-Shop/Squeeze-Grind-Camas

The Hammond Kitchen & Craft Bar 360.954.5620 Take Out Hours: 11:45-7:30 pm www.thehammondkitchenandcraftbar.com

Tommy O’s at the Camas Hotel 360.833.0115 Take Out Hours: 11 am-9 pm www.tommyosaloha.com

Washougal Times 360.835.2488 Take Out Hours: 11 am-8 pm Visit website for menus: washougaltimes.com
For delivery: Skipthetripmenus.com

Take Out
Brussel sprouts at The Hammond.

To help Camas High School students pay the cost of an upcoming Courts for Kids service trip to Los Pilares, Panama, Natalia’s Cafe, located in historic downtown Camas, is hosting a special dinner this Saturday, February 29 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

It’s a special 1950s themed dinner featuring Erica Slothower and Wendy Delbosque in their “Two Broke Girls” attire. The restaurant is also selling T-shirts to help the cause. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the program, which focuses on building special sports courts in communities that need them.

“We love to support worthy causes like Courts for Kids,” said Slothower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe. “We will have fun dressing up as “Two Broke Girls,” which we haven’t done since the Small Business Revolution campaign last year. It’ll be a lot of fun and we hope to fill the cafe Saturday night for this special event. Courts for Kids is a great program that helps kids in developing nations, plus it’s great to see our local students serve others. We are happy to help.”

Each year, several Camas High School students participate in the Courts for Kids program.

“We also hope you buy our T-shirts,” said Luke Orlando, a Camas student participating in the program. “They have a great design and were produced by Papermaker Pride. Hope to see you there!”

Natalia’s will be serving the following menu:

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Natalia’s Meatloaf
  • Hamburgers + Fries

Hope to see you this Saturday!

To learn more, visit www.courtsforkids.org

BurgerIM has a cool way to order great food — through their BurgerIM To Go app, available through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

With the new app, says local BurgerIM owner, Chanly Va, “ordering for for takeout has never been easier.”

She said “users just scroll through the easy-to-navigate menu, select the dishes you want, specify any special instructions, submit your payment information securely and then you will receive an alert what your order will be ready.”

With the app, you can do the following:

  • Browse the restaurant menu and see all customizable options up front.
  • View the restaurant location (BurgerIM Camas is located by Costco), hours and contact information.
  • Select from saved delivery address.
  • Store credit card information securely.
  • Check out faster if you use Apple Pay.

“It’s one of several options we are using to make ordering our gourmet burgers fast,” said Va.

You can also get a 10 percent discount for your first online order through www.BurgerIM.com or when you text BURGERIM to 33733.

All of the aforementioned options are for pickup only.

Customers can also order food for delivery through the following apps: Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Grub Hub.

BurgerIm
Grilled Chicken Salad.

As part of a fun collaboration, the Camas Hotel breakfast being served by Tommy O’s is now available to the public every morning from 8-11 am (weekends until noon).

Tommy O’s fans can enjoy several great new dishes, as follows:

  • Loco Moco: A Hawaiian staple with their housemade St. Helens beef patty, fried eggs, and brown gravy atop a bed of white rice.
  • Island Scramble: Three-egg scramble with bell pepper, spinach, and sweet corn. Served with white rice or seasoned homestyle potatoes.
  • Local Boy: Traditional island fare. Two eggs cooked your way with a choice of Kalua pork, bacon, Portuguese sausage, or fried Spam and a side of white rice.
  • Huevos Rancheros Verde: House fried corn tortillas cooked with a spicy tomatillo lime salsa, black beans, queso fresco, pico de gallo, fresh avocado, and two fried eggs.
  • Bread Pudding French Toast: House made bread pudding, egg dipped and fried golden. Served with your choice of bacon, Portuguese sausage or fried Spam.
  • Forbidden Rice Breakfast Porridge: A favorite from Southeast Asia. Warm purple forbidden rice cooked with coconut milk and palm sugar, finished with coconut cream, mango pieces, and toasted coconut.

Tommy O’s also offers several sides (eggs, bacon, Hawaiian buns, Mac salad and more) plus several beverages including classic mimosa and tropical mimosas, and a Bloody Mary. For this opening weekend, the mimosas are $2.50.

“It’s been in the works for many months, and we’ve been working with the Camas Hotel to serve their breakfast,” Jon Betts, Tommy O’s General Manager. “We wanted to go away from the traditional breakfast. It’s all Pacific Rim-based with a Spanish flare, and different options. I build my dishes from the ground up and provide something different than they’ve had before.”

Anyone staying at the Camas Hotel booking their En-Suite rooms receives a free breakfast at Tommy O’s. You can make your reservations here: https://reserve2.resnexus.com/resnexus/Reservations/LodgingMobile/Select?UID=77406EF1-646A-41C1-894E-DFAF53CC943B

Huevos Rancheros Verde.

Oh, we have fun things planned for Downtown Camas First Friday — happening today!

The theme is “Thankful for Pie!” and attendees will be doing pie tastings in participating merchants!! Stop by the DCA tables at Journey Community Church​ at 4th and Birch for your passport and activity list. Yum!!

Here is all that is going on:

  • Pie Tastings in participating businesses–vote for your favorite pie and be entered to win prizes from the merchants or pies!
  • Pie Walk Dance Parties starting at 7pm in Journey Church, 304 NE 4th — win a delicious pie or other yummies and have fun dancing! Thank you Truly Scrumptiousand Cake Happy for donating some of the pies!
  • Pie Raffle! at the DCA tables in Journey Church sponsored by Carla Edwards with allclarkcountyhomes.com – Thank you Carla for this and the pie walk dance party!
  • Kids’ autumn crafts at the DCA tables
  • Family friendly gratitude activities
  • Food Drive for the Treasure House by local Eagle Scout, Carson Delahunty
  • Art Shows at Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4th and Attic Gallery, 421 NE Cedar

Pick up your participation and activity list for the evening at the DCA tables in Journey starting at 5 pm.

Pie

Holiday shopping will be gearing up in a big way and all the restaurants will have warm, comforting fall food options. Downtown will be beautiful with all the fall leaves and it will be the perfect night to bundle up and share some time in your community. Enjoy it all!

The events are sponsored by the DCA, the downtown merchants, and Carla Edwards, Realtor.

Summer flew by and The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar team has been hard at work developing a new Fall menu, which is filled with color, freshness, richness, and flavor.

We sampled the following plates and drinks, and we know they’ll tantalize your taste buds.

H Platter: This is a special platter made with both California deviled eggs and their signature homestyle deviled eggs, along with mushroom toast, smoked salmon, albacore tuna, seasonal smoked seafood, toasted almonds, olives, pickled vegetables, and crostini.

Chicken Dumplings: Made with Mary’s fresh range chicken, chicken gravy, fall vegetables, mushroom and scallion dumplings. The presentation alone with surprise you, and then the flavor!

Fresh Grilled Ora King Salmon: Made with citrus butter, sweet pepper, and delicate risotto. The citrus butter is a nice twist on a fan favorite.

Wedge Salad: Made with bibb lettuce, pancetta bacon, Parmesan croutons, candied delicate squash, and Gorgonzola dressing. The Wedge salad is for those seeking a lighter meal experience.

Beet Salad: Made with tri-colored beets, arugula, chèvre, dried cherries, toasted pumpkin seeds, balsamic redux and extra virgin olive oil. We love the texture and fresh of the beets, and how they balance nicely with the chèvre and other ingredients.

Autumn Chop: This is a festival of flavor also for those seeking a lighter meal. Made with Mary’s free range chicken, romaine, pancetta, pear, apple, dried cherries, smoked Gouda, chopped egg, toasted pumpkin seeds, candied squash, and cider maple vinaigrette.

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Fresh Orca King Salmon.

Red barrel braised short ribs: Made with red wine sour cream redux, pappardelle pasta, shiitakes, and smoked mushroom butter. These ribs are fantastic!

The Hammond has also crafted four new drinks for Fall:

Bon voyage margarita: This ginger cranberry margarita is crafted with Sauza Horintos, New Deal ginger liquer, housemade cranberry simply syrup and lime — it’s bright, tart and bold.

Camas Apple Punch: With muddled fresh apples, Burnside Oakes bourbon, Bellewood gin, apple sour, house-made harvest simple syrup and cava sparkling brut — it’s light, fresh, and juicy.

Jamaican Me Fall: With 3 Howls spiced rum, Cruzan aged rum, Falernum, lime and quince jam — it’s tropical, dark and fruity.

Hot Spiked Cider: Green Mountain hot spiced apple cider with your choice of Bellewood pumpkin spiced liquer or Heritage Brown Sugar bourbon and fresh whipped cream — it’s sweet, lush and toasty.

Located at 4857 NW LAKE RD #200 CAMAS WA 98607

Phone: 360-954-5620

Learn more at www.thehammondkitchenandcraftbar.com

Washougal High School Advanced Culinary students were put to the test on September 26 when they created and served a special lunch entrée for students and faculty. 

In addition to preparing ingredients and cooking the meal, students were asked to market the lunch special using posters, Instagram, announcements, and Twitter. 

“This was the first time for many of the students to participate in this type of activity,” said Brenda Hitchins, WHS Culinary Arts teacher.  “They applied organizational skills, teamwork, sanitation, time management, cooking methods, presentation, and making sure everything was cleaned up at the end.”

The lunch offer was “Pasta Pronto” and featured penne pasta with either marinara or alfredo sauces and a choice of other delicious additions such as red onions, sliced olives, fresh spinach, and sausage.

“Culinary students sautés the ingredients, toss in penne pasta, and finish with their choice of sauce,” Hitchins said. “It takes teamwork and coordination as they pass the pan down the line for each step.  The dish is finished and placed in paper boat and topped with a whole wheat breadstick.  Students can add parmesan cheese and chili pepper flakes if they choose.”   

Regular school lunch pricing applied.

“Lunch numbers have been low, so we partnered with Mark Jasper of Sodexo to put on this event,” said Hitchins.  “We had a goal to serve more than 230 lunches and we brought the number up to 208.” 

“This lunch project was a great opportunity for students to apply what they are learning in class to a real-world situation,” said Margaret Rice, WSD Career and Technical Education Director.  “The experience gave them the chance to serve peers, practice what they know and assess how it went so they can improve upon their skills. We hope this is the first of many opportunities like this.” 

Culinary

Students were required to first complete “Introduction to Culinary” and “Baking and Pastry” classes to enroll in “Advanced Culinary I and II”.  

“Our biggest challenge is setting up the stations and get the food ready before the event,” Hitchins said. “Students are giving up their lunch time to participate in these school lunches as well as their part of their fourth period class to help breakdown and clean.” 

Hitchins believes participation in these type of events builds student self-esteem and confidence.

“Our goal this year is to teach them how to quantify what skills they have so they are able to present this information on different platforms such as a resume, job interview, and volunteer service,” she said. “Some students struggle to be at school.  My goal for this class is not only that they are learning a life skill, but they are finding a reason to want to come to school and participate.” 

Moving forward, students will work more with Jasper and Sodexo in creating other lunch offerings.  They will forecast ingredients needed, do complete station set up, food prepping and all while meeting the school lunch program standards. 

“Students will run the event and learn about planning, how to make sure they are prepared, delegating duties to others, and reflecting on the event so they think about their learning and assess their performance objectives to see how they have grown,” said Hitchins.

For a related story, click here: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/06/under-pressure-washougal-high-students-show-off-culinary-skills.html