Food & Drink

What’s your favorite part of football season? Maybe it’s cheering for your favorite team, or gathering with family and friends to watch the big game. But let’s be honest: For many football fans, the best part of a game-day gathering is the food.

The holidays are upon us—that crazy time of food preparation, dinner guests, gift wrapping and the in-laws. It’s a time for family and friends and this month always calls for a celebration, cheers and a toast.

Holiday shopping is an endurance test, so it’s important to keep your strength up. We’ve created a master plan to help you pick up those special gifts without skipping your day’s nourishment.

Last fall, Maple Grove became home to the first free-standing Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Minnesota and home to franchise operator, Nancy Christman.

If there’s one basic food that satisfies the pickiest of palates, it’s got to be pasta. Long, toothsome strands of spaghetti topped with thick red bolognaise sauce and fat, juicy meatballs? We all know that’s a tried-and-true.

Would you like to gather friends and family for the holidays without that panicky feeling of being overwhelmed?

Autumn is filled with changing colors and cooler temperatures. We asked Bill Princeton of Princeton Liquors to recommend some fall drinks that are sure to keep you in the fall mood and warm you up during those chilly autumn nights.

Beers:

Sample some of your favorite German delicacies and enjoy lively music when Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge celebrates Oktoberfest.

It’s time to pull out your sweaters, watch college football, and marvel at the beauty of fall in Minnesota. That means it’s also time to cut a slice of warm, homemade bread and pair it with your favorite spread or fall meal. Check out what these local bakeries offer for fresh breads this fall.

Everyone has a soft spot for foods of the wrapped, rolled or stuffed variety.

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