Food & Drink

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.

Bull's Eye
 
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can light beer
1 can ginger ale
2 Tbsp. sugar
ice

Pour lemon juice into a pitcher, and add light beer and ginger ale. Add sugar, stir until it dissolves and serve over ice. Cheers! Makes 4 servings.

Tequila has a bit of a reputation.

Pisco Sour
 
3 oz. Capel Premium pisco
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 tsp. egg white
ice cubes
Infuse clove bitters
 

Reminiscent of the movie Notting Hill, P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy is a story about a world-famous actress and an American writer, as they seek respite from their lives in Paris.

There’s been a spate of new novels involving libraries or bookstores set in remote, picturesque locations.

Island Girl
This cocktail is simple enough to fix up for a crowd, and the fruity flavor will have guests feeling like they’re officially on island time. Throw in fresh lime wedges for an unexpected flavorful (and colorful) punch.
 

The story of Victoria’s Ruby’s Roost is a personal one.

Andy Mooney was born with a rolling pin in his hand. The pastry chef and owner of Red Bench Bakery in Chaska loves to tell people, “‘I’ve wanted to do this for the last 20 years.’ I’m only 34.”

There are certain books from our childhoods that continue to resonate well into adulthood.

Irish Flag
1 oz. Marie Brizard’s Green
Crème de Menthe
1 oz. Brady’s Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
(cognac/orange liqueur)
 

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