Food & Drink

You would be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about coffee than Viviana Gurdian. A fifth-generation coffee producer, she traces everything back to her great-great-grandmother, who managed her family’s Costa Rican coffee plantation, Hacienda Miramonte.

As the granddaughter of a baker, baking has always been a big part of pastry chef Crystal Boudreau’s life. She spent holidays huddled with cousins and siblings creating a foundation for the pastry experimentation that’s now a huge part of her process.

When Hai Phan was scouting locations for his restaurant, he came across the modest strip shopping center in Woodbury that would become home to Thanh Truc.

Welcome to the wonderful world of wine. In future issues, I’ll be bringing a small corner of the wine world. I’ve lived in Woodbury for almost 25 years and I’m a certified specialist of wine with a passion for vino.

As Joan and Steve Conway can attest, there are no days off in the bakery business.

Dave and Jeanne Mooty never planned on opening up their own restaurant, but they’ve been at it now for more than a decade.

If you’re looking for something fast and easy to bring on a picnic, Lunds & Byerlys has a lot of delicious options. Amy Goetz, food expert at Lunds & Byerlys, shares a few ideas:

The Tavern Grill is one of Woodbury’s most popular restaurants; its killer food and drink menu, amazing patio and a top-notch head kitchen manager and staff seem to be its recipe for success.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicole Yoon   

Natasha is trying to keep her family from being deported; Daniel is on his way to an interview that will help him get into Yale. Through a series of events, they unexpectedly fall in love.

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.