March 2017 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the March issue take a fresh look at the inspirational interior designs at Yetzer's in Waconia, and learn the ins and outs of J. Carver Distillery.

Almost four years ago, Nick Peters bought a camera to document the life of his newborn baby. While he also took pictures of random subject matter in his life, Peters remained focused on the baby. However, as time passed, he began to also take on a new interest in landscapes, water and skylines.

 

Sometimes the best surprises come from the most unexpected places. Sushi in Chaska—yes! Sake Sushi serves authentic Japanese sushi, sashimi, noodles, hot sake and other Asian favorites with a few pleasant extras to add to the appeal.

 

Every March, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts a group of events called Maple Syrup Time, celebrating the seasonal collection of maple sap. The Sugarbush Pancake Brunch, held from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

When Mike and Becky Nyberg of Chanhassen started looking for a new home to better fit their family’s lifestyle, they found a house in nearby Shorewood. “It just seemed like it was a good fit in terms of location and the style of the house,” Becky Nyberg says.

 

Lina Holman is a spirited conversationalist. She is one of the founding partners at Waconia’s J. Carver Distillery and, with 30 years in the hospitality industry, Holman knows her product and how to tell a story. She has managed liquor stores and restaurants and is a certified sommelier.

 

When it comes to communication, teenagers often go one of two ways—radio silent or eager to voice their thoughts.

 

Suzi Stephenson is a full-time Carver County library technology assistant, and she’s what library director Heidi Hoks calls “the keeper of knowledge.”

 

Step inside Pinwheel Play, the new indoor park in Chanhassen just off of Highway 5 near Lake Ann Park, and it is clear you’ve entered a space dedicated to fostering play for young children.

 

Students at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins have a lot to look forward to for the 2017-18 school year.

 

With the number of accomplishments Emma Lohman has under her belt, it’s a surprise she has time to spare during a day. A senior at Waconia High School, Emma spends plenty of time with her swim team, which she has been the captain of for two years.

 
  • 1 1/2 oz. Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon
  • 1 oz. buttered brown sugar simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 4 oz. apple cider
  • 2 oz. Q Ginger Beer
  • Dash of Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
  • Ice
 

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

 

As spring breaks, one of the best outings is a walking adventure. Book now for the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead Walking Tour on April 8 and 22. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

 

Set among the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Deer Run Golf Club and Carver Park Reserve is Enki Brewing. “We like to think of Enki Brewing as the fourth key attraction of Victoria,” John Hayes, co-owner of Enki, says.