Food & Drink

Flower Power

As the seasons change, the wildlife emerges to reveal the growth of thick foliage and pops of color from flowers in full bloom. This new growth brings a fresh aroma to the air. One of the greatest contributors being that of lilac bushes.

We, as Americans, have a lot to celebrate and July is unquestionably one of the best times to do just that. We are a people who enjoy our rugged individualism, our right to pursue happiness, and a culinary culture that has brought the world a host of innovations.

Since the Paint Pub opened a year ago in May, they’ve hosted parties and corporate events as well as two-hour classes during which groups exercise their creativity along with a glass of wine and friends. Their unique class this month has everyone painting a Starry Night over Maple Grove.

Now that the weather is mild we instinctively gravitate to lighter fare. This year we’d like to respectfully suggest that you step away from the Caesar salad.

Restaurants that cater to seafood aficionados can be hard to find, and traveling to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul destinations can be expensive.

Henry Lange, of Henry’s Café, serves a wide array of American diner-style fare. But the clubhouse sandwich is the local favorite at this small, nestled-into-the-corner eatery.

There’s no telling what the weather will bring every March in Minnesota. Will there be ample amounts of snow and ice on the ground, and lingering cravings for hot chocolate and soup?

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