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.

Sangria is one of my favorite summer sippers. This drink recipe is easy to make and everyone loves it. Enjoy!

Cucumber Sangria

Aaron Schram isn’t short on ideas—or the energy to realize them.

You might have seen Annie Wang’s mouth watering photos on her instagram. Minneapolis Eater did and they picked her as one of 16 Twin Cities-based instagrammers to follow for food in 2015.

The local craft distilling scene is heating up, and one of our new favorites is the Five Lemon Ginger liqueur from Five Vodka in Winsted, Minnesota.

While a background in graphic design and photography might not seem like a natural pathway to winemaking, it makes perfect sense after chatting with Ben Banks, the award-winning winemaker at Sovereign Estate in Waconia.

Bichon Frise

These colorful water bottle carriers make staying hydrated a little more convenient. The bags are made by Victoria’s Melanie Rushton, who developed the pattern based on one she found in a sewing magazine about 15 years ago.

Three generations of women influence the authentic Mexican flavors found at Chaska My Love in downtown Chaska.

Dee and Bob DeLange are in-laws and co-owners of Waconia Brewing Company.

Chef Abby Randall has been busy. From working at a catering business, as a personal chef and more recently, in her own kitchen and at her own meal delivery service, The Tomato Vine, she jokes that her eyes are bigger than her stomach.