Food & Drink

Best Ever Grilled Chicken

The annual Best of issue of Woodbury Magazine is always one of my favorites. I spend a lot of time searching for “bests”—the best local products, the best of Minnesota Grown, the best natural and organic meats and produce and so on.

The Bootlegger Cocktail

A favorite drink in our great state for decades on end—the bootlegger cocktail was supposedly created at a country club during the prohibition. No matter where it was invented, this minty drink is truly a Minnesota staple.

The O’Reilly family at Tamarack Tap Room

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

incorporate green vegetables into your diet

Getting your vegetables in your everyday diet can be tough, especially if you are constantly on-the-go. Regardless of what diet you follow, it is important to incorporate as many green vegetables as you can to support your overall health.

Kid helping cook in the kitchen.

Start teaching your kids to cook early and slow with safe, confidence-boosting challenges before progressing to more complicated or hazardous undertakings.

Cinco de Mayo, for many, is known as the day to grab your friends and family and head to your favorite Mexican restaurant, where you’ll order tacos, nachos, burritos galore—all to commemorate the heritage and culture of Mexico.

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.

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