Food & Drink

Ireland celebrates it. Chicago really celebrates it. Why not Woodbury? Don’t let March 17 pass you by this year. Instead pop on over to these three Woodbury restaurants to toast good fortune and celebrate the Emerald Isle. Sláinte to good friends, Guinness and Celtic tunes.

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new bakery in town: Sugar Love has opened a new shop in Tamarack Hills.

Turn up the Barry White, baby. This month, it’s all about feelin’ the love. And what better way to celebrate the lovey mushiness you feel for your special someone than to hit up a favorite eatery for a sizzlin’ hot date night?

It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air. Stuck on what to buy your Valentine this holiday? Chocolate is a solid go-to option and many shops in the area offer festive specials.

To make the most of the citrus season, we turned to Rachael Perron, culinary director for Kowalski’s Companies, and Rick Frazer, executive chef at Cravings Wine Bar and Grille, for some suggestions and recipes. “It can be no coincidence that most citrus fruits resemble the sun,” Perron says.

January is an opportune time to step out of your wine comfort zone and taste a new blend. Whether with a hearty stew or a bowl of fresh fruit, flavors lend themselves to different pairings.

Woodbury recently received a culinary upgrade: Our local Kowalski’s Market is the first Twin Cities location to sell Vom Fass’s oil, vinegar and spice flavors. “Minneapolis and St.

It’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. It’s dinner with the family. Like a good old-fashioned buffet line, when you’re with this crowd you get a little bit of everything. The plate-piled-high dinners, excited storytelling and happy news sharing over everyone’s favorite dessert.

Jumbo shrimp cocktail from Danny's Bar & Grill.

This time of year, you’re doing a lot of serious eating. The holidays will do that to you. So when you go out this month, you might not have room in your belly for a tall stack of buttermilk pancakes, a full-on steak dinner or a stroll down the all-you-can-eat buffet line.

Naomi Baird

Name: Naomi Baird
Bar: The Tavern Grill
When to visit her: Weekdays during happy hour (3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close)