Food & Drink

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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.

1. Mini maple bacon cupcakes: A perfectly bite-size maple cupcake coated with cream cheese frosting, drizzled with pure maple syrup and garnished with apple-smoked bacon.

Nobody knows how to have a good time like the Irish do. Between the leprechauns with pots of gold and famous brews like Guinness and Jameson, they’ve got a lot going for them.

February is well-known as the month of love—fragrant bouquets of roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sure-fire ways to win over your honey’s heart. But sometimes there’s nothing better than spending time together over a delicious meal or even a piece of luscious dessert.

Orange you glad it’s January? Amid the snow and the cold and the winter white, we’re finding bright pops of color on our plates. That’s right—it’s peak season for citrus fruit, from lemons and limes to oranges and grapefruit, and everything in between.

Football fans, get ready: The Super Bowl is fast approaching, which means it’s time to make some plans for watching the big game. And almost as important as your viewing destination is the mouth-watering array of food you’ll be devouring.

Putting together a meal during the holidays can be a time-consuming hassle. Gina Maria’s pizza understands how hectic this time of year is, so the local chain accommodates all needs. “We cook for the customer,” co-owner Steven Olson says.

A sunny classic; red snapper dish.

off the busy 42nd Avenue N. in New Hope once stood a restaurant, the history of
which meant almost as much to the area as the incorporation of the city itself.
For 37 years, The Sunshine Factory has been a neighborhood hangout and dining mecca,

Sometimes the best foods are a little messy. Eating lobster usually means sporting a fashionable plastic bib to avoid dirtying your shirt, and when it comes to ribs—well, you might as well keep a roll of paper towels nearby. But the mess is usually worth the reward.

Wine picks, pairings and tips from the pros.

’Tis the season, alright: the season of entertaining. To many, this can be a daunting proposition: The money, the time, the planning, the creativity required to make that memorable event can detract from the ultimate joy of getting together with loved ones.