March 2016 Woodbury Magazine

In the March issue we take a "tour de pizza" around Woodbury, shop new spring styles at Primrose Park and learn about a new mini-donut created by a local couple for those with dietary alleries and restrictions.

Last summer, Mandi Folks and her family attended the Carver Lake Camp Out, organized annually by the city of Woodbury Parks and Recreation department. “Our family loves Minnesota summers; we try to spend as much time outdoors as possible,” Folks says.


Woodbury has gone nuts…for nuts! Many of our local restaurants feature delicious dishes that are both nutritious and chock-full of nuts. Who knew nuts were so versatile? They add the perfect finishing touch to salads, spreads, entrées, desserts and more.


The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual community awards celebration at the Prom Center.


Liberty Ridge Elementary School drew a large crowd of families for the Woodbury Preschool Fair & Expo.


After having developed a good working relationship with the landlord and previous owners, business partners Shawn McDonald and Brett Otterson—chef and bartender respectively—decided to take a leap and purchase the former Thanh Do space at City Walk to become co-owners of new local restaurant


Pizza is the most simple thing to do, but not simple to do right,” says Angelo Montes, chef and proprietor at Sole Mio Ristorante. Born in Sicily, Montes moved to America in 1999 from the Milan area of Italy. It is a pleasure to listen to him pontificate on the misunderstood art of pizza.


For those of us who like wine, it’s nice to have a bottle on hand at all times just in case the occasion calls for it. But what if you want a few more options?


Fathers, sons and sports: it’s a typical scene on any weekend of the year, in any city. When Woodbury resident Jeffrey Tousignant was at a weekend baseball tournament in St.


Stylistas are rejoicing at the new Woodbury boutique, Primrose Park, which offers Woodbury shoppers another great opportunity for unique clothing, accessories and gifts.


Saint Therese has been helping seniors for more than 40 years. This February, after years of planning and building, a new facility has opened in Woodbury.


Most parents are well acquainted with the word no. But for parents of children with dietary allergies and restrictions, saying no can be a daily reminder of missing out on the fun, especially when it comes to fair and festival season.


Since its opening in 2006, Ray J’s American Grill has brought a fun, family-friendly, sports bar atmosphere to Woodbury. Recently voted best wings in Minnesota by WCCO-TV, Ray J’s really knows how to sauce up the local wing scene.


Woodbury Community Theatre is all about show tunes in its third rendition of Stars on Broadway. According to operations director Michelle Witte, the “stars” theme fits perfectly with the idea of Woodbury community “star” performers.


The annual Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce Expo is back for its seventh year and will feature more than 175 local community organizations and businesses ranging from health care practices and home improvement services to local government, schools and retail.


The Easter Bunny is hopping to Kowalski’s Market and Patina in Woodbury to fill baskets on March 27.

At Kowalski’s Market:


Bring your bucket to the outdoor fields at Bielenberg Sports Center on March 19 and be prepared to search for eggs at this popular city-sponsored event.


Donna Chicone moved to Woodbury more than 30 years ago, when it was starting to develop and thrive as a city.


These March end-of-winter days call for a pick-me-up. We asked Haskell’s Beau Farrell and Top Ten Wine and Spirits’ Bill Abrahamson for their best wine picks this month.