Hot Gin Toddy
Food & Drink
Portillo’s Chicago-style restaurant was created in 1963 by Dick Portillo after investing $1,100 in a trailer with no running water.
Sharing a meal is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Lookout Bar & Grill owner Mike Kinnan is announcing a new menu item this season: smoked wild rice meatloaf.
The days are getting shorter and with holiday season approaching and so many errands to run, sandwiches are a quick meal perfect for any lunch or dinner. Plus, with plenty of toasted options, you’re bound to stay warm.
Holidays are a loud, hectic affair at the home of Terry and Maureen DeBruyn. Before scattering with plates of turkey and stuffing served up buffet-style, tradition is that their four kids and eight grandkids stop what they’re doing, hold hands around the kitchen island and say a blessing.
As the days become colder the drinks should heat up. John Farrell at Haskell’s in Maple Grove recommends these four combos for chilly temperatures.
Hot Mulled Cider
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
½ gallon apple cider
Fall is a time of long walks in the crisp October air, raking leaves and jumping in the pile, preparing Halloween costumes and picking apples at an orchard.
With the meteoric rise in interest in culinary endeavors, the number of “foodies” among us has exploded.
Family meals can sometimes be fraught affairs, with picky eaters and busy schedules making it tough to get everyone together to simply enjoy the same food in the same place.
The delicious aroma wafting from Florence Aymard’s Crepe and Cake is often enough to lure attendees of the Maple Grove Farmers Market to her bright blue, white and red food truck.