Food & Drink

WCCO Mid-Morning and WCCO This Morning anchor Jason DeRusha

Maple Grove Magazine decided to turn the table on DeRusha—asking him some Proust Questionnaire-inspired queries about the area’s food scene and his thoughts on foodie wins and regrets; dinner table dreams; and this or that.

Maple Grove shines brightly when it comes to epicurean delights and divine wines. With a bevy of choices, we’ve selected a tantalizing trio: from a happening steakhouse to a true American grill and a delightful French café. Each offers something exceptional in food and wine pairings.

For several months, I found myself strongly attached to a specific chicken curry wrap in the prepared section of Whole Foods.

If you’re looking for a nutritional powerhouse in a small package, a handful of nuts might be your best option for a healthy snack.

What did your childhood lunch box look like? Did you eat a PB&J while glancing for the 100th time at images of the Partridge Family? Maybe you grew up in the age of soft-sided, zippable bags that carried Lunchables and a juice box.

Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse for a night out with your special someone. This year, The Lookout Bar and Grill is offering specials sure to have you swooning.

Women of Words, otherwise known as WOW, was started in 1994 by five women writers. There are now four chapters of WOW throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Author Kate Shannon joined the group in 2013, and has found great success. “It’s a community for all literary efforts,” she says.

During the coldest months of the year here in Minnesota, it’s important to stay warm and toasty. Whether it’s blankets and a fire, a warm drink or solid comfort food to fill your belly, there are many ways to stay cozy.

Finally! Our corner of the Twin Cities gets its very own brewpub. No longer must we trek down to the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis to be trendy and relevant.

Minnesota cuisine has taken a global turn toward a broader offering of foods, because a large population of immigrants bring the foods of their homelands to our local restaurants. And, although our culinary heritage may be slanted toward food with mild spice, we have an adventurous streak.

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