Food & Drink

Grilling isn’t all about hamburgers and hot dogs. Are you ready to explore some new adventures with your grill? We asked Kowalski’s Markets culinary director Rachael Perron for some unique recipes to spice up your summer grilling season, including these delightful desserts.

Since it joined the Woodbury community in 2003, Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking has been a family gathering favorite. Their emphasis on casual dining and quality food and service has not gone unnoticed by the clientele that keeps coming back for more.

For Woodbury resident Justin Rumley and many other competitive cyclists, cycling and coffee are a natural match. Bike racers around the world have come to rely on the caffinated brew for an instant mental and physical boost on race day, and when training.

There’s a little bit of Italy right here in Woodbury. Chef Angelo Montes was born in Licata, Sicily and raised in Biella near Milan; there he was able to experience firsthand the cuisine and tradition of the Italian culture which is now reflected in his local restaurant, Sole Mio Ristorante.

If you ask Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s, what makes this Chicago-based chain a favorite among many, he will tell you that there are three specific factors: the food, the venue and the people.

“The luck of the Irish” is how the saying goes, and the customers of O’Malley’s are feeling lucky with all the recent changes to the pub.

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with cheese. Build a cheese board, and they’re sure to come. But with so many choices—hard and soft; goat, sheep and cow milk; rind or no rind; sliced or crumbled—where do you begin?

Looking for a new bottle of wine to try? Matt Rivard of MGM Wine and Spirits recommends these choices.

Hopler Gruner Veltliner (Austria)

As it turns out, there’s no need to be a wine connoisseur to impress your valentine this month.

Another new option has opened on the growing Woodbury restaurant scene: Piada Italian Street Food. The fast casual restaurant in CityPlace offers a fresh spin on Italian dining.