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.

Spiced sparkler rum cocktail

Take the easy route with a spicy, sweet cocktail that’s simple to mix.

A bloody mary from Claddagh's Irish Pub in Maple Grove

Take a sip of some of the best bloody marys in Maple Grove and beyond.

A woman holds a gin old fashioned.

Instead of bourbon in your old fashioned, use barrel-aged gin.

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

A bowl of ramen from Ichiddo Ramen in Maple Grove.

New to Maple Grove is Ichiddo Ramen, a popular Minnesota chain with locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville and even Las Vegas, Nev.

Beers from Disgruntled Brewing, Wild Mind Ales, Drastic Measures and Brewing Projekt.

With spring holidays around the corner, consider bringing beer from one of these local breweries.

An espresso martini

Stop dreaming of summer, and embrace winter—one warm sip at a time.

Aperitifs and digestifs sit on a bar cart.

Learn about aperitifs and digestifs from knowledgeable purveyors.

Homemade Twin Bing candy bars

Enjoy this homemade version of the Twin Bing candy bars, made in Iowa.

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