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.

Two bloody gazpachos, a bloody mary cocktail with a twist.

The classic bloody mary is topped with herbs in this cocktail recipe with a twist.

A chocolate chip cookie with progressively more eaten from it.

You can’t go wrong with a sweet mashup, so we’re excited to have The Cookie Cups at 600 Market St. in Chanhassen.

Pastries from Ruby's Roost Bakery.

Take a sweet bite of summer by visiting friendly spots, serving locals and visitors the best boutique bakeries the Southwest Metro has to offer.

A dish from Campiello Ristorante & Bar, a finalist for Best Restaurant in the Best of Southwest Metro 2019 Readers' Choice Survey

From the best place to grab a burger and fries to a restaurant that offers scenic, sunset views by a lake, check out these customer reviews of eateries in the Southwest Metro area.

A bottle of Cruella Amaro from J. Carver Distillery.

We don't have to travel all the way to Italy to find a great amaro. J. Carver Distillery's Cruella Amaro fits the bill.

The Garage Bar & Bowl's BLT bloody Mary, which won best traditional bloody Mary, best garnish and second place in the people's choice at the Twin Cities Bloody Mary Festival

Garage Bar & Bowl won three awards at the Twin Cities Bloody Mary Festival, including Best Bloody Mary - Traditional Recipe.

James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim of Young Joni embraces her mother.

The most prestigious awards in the restaurant industry have been handed out, and one Twin Cities chef is heading home with some hardware.

A local summer beer sits on a patio table next to a grapefruit.

LynLake Brewery, Waconia Brewing Company, Wooden Hill Brewing and Steel Toe Brewing offer up their best beers for summer nights.

A flight of craft beers sits on a bar. Behind, a row of craft beers on tap.

By: Anthony Brousseau

With so many different craft breweries and beers to try in Minnesota, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff?

A tandoor-fired pizza from Pizza Karma in Eden Prairie.

Pizza Karma, a place that’s only been slinging pies since December of last year, has already won the hearts (and taste buds) of those who have stopped in for a bite.