Restaurant Guide

“My mom would bring the ingredients home and I’d get super excited because I knew what was coming,” Julian Ocampo recalls of growing up in Cuernavaca, in the Morelos state in Mexico, with his parents Armando Ocampo and Lilia Zagal.

Lake Elmo’s new Royal Golf Club won’t be open until the spring, but there’s no need to wait until the snow melts to enjoy the restaurant inside the newly revamped clubhouse.

A piece of Minneapolis is firing up in Woodbury, thanks to a local family who bought and expanded Dulono’s Pizza, the well-known restaurant in LynLake since 1957.

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.

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.

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.

This past summer, Angelina’s Kitchen owner Angela Verrastro made the decision to acquire the space adjacent to the restaurant.

After a long day, sometimes the only thing to look forward to is what’s for dinner. How does visiting one of Woodbury’s local restaurants for your favorite comfort food sound, instead of making it yourself?

Growing up on the east side of St. Paul, Mike Tuckner always considered Red’s Savoy Pizza to be the best pizza.

Like many successful businesses, Naf Naf Grill was started by a couple of people with little more than a good idea and a lot of determination.