October 2012

Future Foodies | Local Chefs

For over half a century, The Lookout Bar and Grill has been serving up delicious family recipes from scratch, and live entertainment for Maple Grove residents.


Food of the gods! That’s the translation of the Latin term, Theobroma cacao, meaning cacao trees—the trees from which cacao beans are harvested to create chocolate.


Does the upcoming holiday season find you frantically searching for creative new ways to entertain; yet you want to relax and enjoy the party, too? Try raclette.


Kitchens are used for more than just cooking these days. Gone are the days of designated entertainment space that is separate from the kitchen. The kitchen is where people congregate.


Maple Grove mom of four Jennifer Hartmann has the dish on skipping the dishes, any night of the week. Here’s her list of area restaurants where kids (12 and younger) eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée:



Wild About Greens : 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and Other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves by Nava Atlas.


It’s not just the customized sandwiches at Which Wich, or the funky-fun ordering system, whereby you use a red marker to list the items you want on your very own paper bag which can later be hung on the wall as impromptu art (you can use any colo


“Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm … chocolate.” —Homer Simpson

Whether it’s Godiva, Ghirardelli, Nutella or M&M’s, everybody loves chocolate—even animated characters.



noun \ˌsə-məl-ˈyā\ : a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service : a wine steward.

Rhymes with a-ok and anyway.


The Maple Grove Lions Club has been flipping pancakes for a good cause for almost 50 years, and while they raised just under $200 at their very first event in 1963, every penny of the proceeds “went right back into the community,” says Ken


Food has always had a place at the table; now it finds a home on the wall. Local artists have quite the appetite for food-inspired pieces that’ll leave your mouth watering. Take a look at their work and learn about varying techniques and philosophies.


What kind of dining options would we have if it weren’t for our independents?


Osseo High School seniors Adrian Eiken and Linda Sonkarlay are very different from one another. They come from different cultural backgrounds and have different hopes and dreams for their futures. But there is one thing upon which they agree—food is their thing.