Food & Drink

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

Two baristas stand behind the counter at Lake Elmo Coffee

Lake Elmo Coffee has only been around for a couple of years, but its focus on the local community runs deep.

Four pies from Heather's Pies.

The woman behind Heather's Pies has made baking her passion and career.

A Valentine's Day platter featuring, cheese, chocolate and other snacks.

How exactly do you pair chocolate, cheese and wine? The experts say, “Ask us first.”

Two pizzas from Red's Savoy in Woodbury

Go behind the scenes at Woodbury’s Red’s Savoy Pizza, a beloved staple of the east metro pie scene.

The bar at Birdi Golf, with a golf simulation station in the background.

Find winter fun—with golf simulators, good eats and good drinks—at Woodbury’s new Birdi Golf.

Heart-shaped chocolate truffles

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17 - why not share a little chocolate?

A tea to cure colds made from lemon, honey, ginger and other ingredients

During cold season, it’s nice to have something hot to hold onto and to sip until your toes feel a little warmer and you feel better.

A few sticks of cinnamon for a spiced apple cider recipe.

If company’s coming, or you just need a hot cuppa something delicious, try out this classic winter drink starring cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

A variety of winter spices

We rounded up our favorite wintery spices, and a few local dishes that feature them prominently.

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