Food & Drink

A bowl of seafood Pho from Lotus Restaurant in Maple Grove.

Lotus Restaurant in Maple Grove opened its doors in August, and, after a quiet start, business has quickly picked up pace.

Two summer IPAs sit on a bar.

The casual craft beer drinker may not know about these two unique India Pale Ales.

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How much do you know about this Easter basket staple?

Mint Tea Pesto, Loose Leaf Rules, Maple Grove

The ever-useful tea plant sets these recipes apart.

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There are four basic types of teas (a species of evergreen), which are cultivated for that morning cup o’ tea or crumpet accompaniment.

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The owner of local tea and coffeehouse Daily Dose spills the tea on how to find your favorite brew.

Abby Jimenez, Nadia Cakes, the Friend Zone, romance novels, book recommnedations

Nadia Cakes owner and Food Network champ Abby Jimenez not only enjoys writing about romance; she loves to read about it, too.

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Shower April with Drake’s organic blackberry blast.

WCCO Mid-Morning and WCCO This Morning anchor Jason DeRusha

Maple Grove Magazine decided to turn the table on DeRusha—asking him some Proust Questionnaire-inspired queries about the area’s food scene and his thoughts on foodie wins and regrets; dinner table dreams; and this or that.

2019 James Beard Award semifinalists

The James Beard Awards are among the most prestigious prizes for chefs and restaurants in the United States.

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