Food & Drink

It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have the food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop? 

glasses of crémant

Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin.

Mindy Jones and Hank

When French bulldog Hank first arrived at Maple Grove’s Pets Under Police Security (PUPS) animal holding facility, the staff immediately knew there was something wrong.

Bootlegs, Minnesota’s twist on a mint julep by way of a mojito

The month of May is a very special time here in Minnesota. Memorial weekend is the official kick off of bootleg season! Bootlegs are Minnesota’s twist on a mint julep by way of a mojito.

Brit Williams

Please & Thank You Granola Bars, locally produced in Plymouth, tackles more than just grumbly, empty stomachs. “I want to remind people the power of manners and respect,” says founder Brit Williams.

galentine's day

Celebrating love whether you’re single or not, Galentine’s Day is a time to surround yourself with the people you love. This unofficial holiday is truly as sweet as it sounds.

chef Erik Skaar

After spending his childhood in Plymouth, Erik Skaar began developing his cooking style by working in some of the best kitchens across the country. In 2019, with Lake Minnetonka as a backdrop, he opened Vann restaurant in Spring Park.

grain varieties

Why does pasta get so much of the culinary glory? Granted, it transforms dishes, comes in shapes galore and has “comfort food” written all over it.

a glass of wine

Wine can be appreciated all year, but it’s especially apropos during the holiday season. Dinner parties, restaurant gatherings and holiday gift giving tend to make wine top of mind for many revelers.

sparkling wine

Bubbles are a must for the holidays, and there are so many great variations out there that I’d like to highlight an entire category, not just one producer.