Food & Drink

The O’Reilly family at Tamarack Tap Room

Burgers, bourbon and beer—three ingredients that can make any Father’s Day complete.

Whitefish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

If there is one thing social media has shown us, it’s that food is a very visual medium. Unlike other types of art, however, food plays to all of the senses—it has sound, texture, aroma and, most uniquely, flavor.

Indian Food, Naan

“One of the characteristics of the South Asian community is hospitality. We want to create that in our grocery store and deli,” says Muddla Visweswara Rao, one of three female owners of Woodbury’s Fresh India Food Store.

With a mere 150 square feet, I only grow what I know I’ll eat, and only the easy stuff—tomatoes, peas, zucchini herbs and lots of lettuces, for the most part. I humbly admit I am a below-average, somewhat lazy gardener.

Ham Egg and Cheese Slab Pie

Pie–she’s often the underappreciated sister in the dessert family. Cake gets all the glory—candlelit entrances at birthdays and tiered seating at weddings, and all eyes are on her first slice at a host of gender reveal parties.

Fully stocked bar cart

Bar carts, once a staple fixture in American homes, offices and restaurants, have been resurrected from the past and are making a trendy comeback.

Curried pork with salted cabbage

There’s no place like home. Of course, for most of last year it seemed like there was no place but home. Like so many others, I eventually grew bored of life within the same four walls.

Smoky Fish Chowder

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and high entertaining season begin to fade into the distance.

Andiamo Italian Eatery pasta dishes

Although Ramon Ruiz emigrated from the warmth of Mexico to San Francisco, Calif., he’s planted his roots in the Minnesota cold; and after years of dreaming about owning an Italian eatery, those dreams are coming to life in our local suburbs.

Risotto plated and garnished

Warm, creamy, endlessly versatile and impressive enough for guests—it’s a comfort dish that ticks all the boxes.

A beautifully arranged cheese board

Kelsey Heimerl was once a leasing agent in Woodbury and frequently hosted wine tasting events for residents living in the community where she worked.

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