Food & Drink

A mid-80s TV ad asked “Where’s the beef?” and today you may sometimes ask the same. Or, rather, “Where’s the great beef?” Luckily the answer is nearby. One of the best butchers in the Cities is right here in town.

A trip to the liquor store can be overwhelming. Red? White? Dry? Sweet? It’s great to have choices, but really, how does one navigate the myriad of bottles? Perhaps the interesting label design draws sufficient attention to warrant the victory trip to the register.

The quest for the perfect cocktail is an adventure not to be missed. Maple Grove has a veritable cornucopia of restaurants that are well-versed in the art of mixology. Each of our picks is exquisitely made and sure to please.

From pillowy, blueberry-filled pancakes at Minne’s Diner to savory cranberry-topped sandwiches at Daily Dose Café & Espresso, delicious berries are found in a variety of dishes and drinks across Maple Grove.

Gilead
By Marilynne Robinson
Nearing the end of his life, elderly John Ames begins a letter to his young son. Author Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel about the quiet life of a good man.

Dogs and their humans love to dine alfresco or visit drive-thru windows. Certain Maple Grove restaurants embrace the bond between pet owners and food or drink. Pet perks make eating out more fun. Here’s a “pup” close and personal look at dog-friendly dining and take out in Maple Grove.

Maple Grove restaurants, bakeries and cafes know how to make the most of Minnesota weather. Quiet, relaxing patios with comfy café chairs and shady umbrellas set the stage for pleasant conversation in good summer weather. Pull up an outdoor chair and stay a while.

We scoured our archives for the best dishes featured in Maple Grove Magazine throughout the past year, added some tweaks and updates from these local restaurants—many of which are finalists in this year’s Best of Maple Grove categories as well—and pulled together one delectable dining guide that

Sports fans, get ready to grip the edge of your seats. Cheer your team on to victory or console yourself after a loss. Whether you want to watch a Twins, Wild or Vikings game, good times are waiting. Maybe you like soccer, basketball, or something else.

At Ethnic Foods Co. in Osseo, there was a lot of cooking going on as students learned to create Pad Thai and other sauces.

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