Food & Drink

ONLINE HED: Haskell’s John Farrell Recommends Dessert Wines

Maple Grove residents are by no means deprived of options when it comes to food...and the types of foods being offered around town are certainly shifting. Many families are now taking part in the healthy-foods and shopping-in-the-organic-aisle crazes.

Although Maple Grove doesn’t have its own craft brewery, you can still experience the great local brews Minnesota has to offer. Here, we’ve mapped out a brew hop of six bars in Maple Grove with local beers on tap for your sipping pleasure.

 Shamrock wings coated in Claddagh’s signature shamrock sauce pair well with trivia night trifling.

Eating out involves more than food these days: the dining experience has grown into an interactive activity that builds community, and trivia nights have hit Maple Grove by storm. Many restaurants, bars, pubs or taverns feature some kind of trivia contest event.

Philadelphia created the Philly Cheese Steak. The South is known for their smoky barbecue chicken and pork sandwiches. Omaha claims ownership of the Reuben. But in Maple Grove? Subs piled high with meat, cheese and veggies seem to be the most popular sandwich candidate.

Fireworks cupcakes from Nadia Cakes will start your Independence Day celebration off with a bang.

Our appetites are in thrall to the aesthetic. An artfully decked out hamburger arranged on a nice plate is much more appealing than a beef and bun haphazardly thrown together, no matter the taste.

A cucumber pear margarita and a fresh spinach salad on the patio at 3 Squares Restaurant means summer is finally here to stay.

Admit it, we’re all ready for a little sunshine. Add to that a glass of crisp white wine, a scrumptious summer salad and an enchanting atmosphere and you’ll feel those wet mornings and mid-week blizzards slowly fade to distant memories.

Marna's Catering executive chef Rolando Diaz.

AGENT: Executive Chef Rolando Diaz

MISSION: Create a meal made entirely from ingredients found at the Maple Grove Farmers Market

Extended Mission: Feed a crowd.

The hunts may be over, but the fun of eggs rages on. After the scrumptious chocolaty goodness of an Easter egg, the chicken laid sort may just be eggsactly what you need this May.

Eric Adolphson makes latte coffee art at the Daily Dose in Maple Grove.
Americans consume a lot of coffee and tea: Per person, we drink about three cups of coffee a day (that’s almost 70 gallons a year!) and about 155 cups of tea a year.

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