Food & Drink

While takeout dining is always an option, dining in enhances the experience at Jungle Kitchen. Look at the walls—the decorations have cultural meaning.

One pot meals have long been a staple of the hurried home cook, and the concept is stretching its boundaries by featuring sheet pans in place of pots.

El Diablo

1 1/2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz. crème de cassis
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2–3 oz. Q Ginger Beer
Lime wedge
Fresh blackberry (optional)

Looking for a good mystery for Mother’s Day?

Food lovers rejoice. The Noble Lion will pounce onto the Victoria food scene next month, and it’s time to roll out the red carpet. The restaurant offers solid crowd pleasers from steak to mussels to frites with pleasant surprises in store for everyone. The menu is focused yet inclusive.

When spirits and juices conspire, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a little taste of paradise.

April in Paradise

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.

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.

  • 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 behind an unassuming exterior along West 78th Street in Chanhassen is a long-time member of that community’s culinary history. Originally opened as an American Legion Club outpost, the location eventually morphed into the more upscale Riviera, which operated as an old-school supper club.