Food & Drink

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.

Jennifer Ebeling’s Maple Grove deck is as lush as the undergrowth of a Minnesota forest—not only with flowers, but with food. The master gardener simply walks a few feet from her kitchen to her deck door to gather the ingredients she needs for dinner.

With The wrap up of The basketball Season comes finals and lots of friends
gathered around the television to watch their favorite team shoot and score
their way to victory. While planning what festive drinks to provide, leave the

Sure, there’s peeps and chocolate bunny rabbits galore and then there’s home-cooked meals with a glazed ham and grandma’s cheesy potatoes. But what about another option this Easter?

Toam Yum Soup from Sawatdee is sweet and sour with lemongrass, Thai chili and mushrooms, and topped with basil.

“It’s all home cookin’ like grandma would have made.” —The Lookout Bar and Grill owner, Mike Kinnan

Look beyond pepperoni and you will see a world full of crust topped with unusual edibles. Maple Grove has its share of interesting culinary delights which harken to that original Italian triangle we call pizza. Sometimes it’s a spectacular topping, other times it’s a crust that’s cracker thin.

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