Food & Drink

A martini with a snowflake decoration sits in front of Christmas lights.

Serve a classic martini to your guests this holiday season.

A copy of "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" by Theresa Mieseler

These herbaceous recipes from "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" author Theresa Mieseler are distinctive and delicious.

A beer from Schram Haus Brewery, a new taproom in Chaska.

Schram Haus Brewery celebrates Chaska’s hoppy roots.

A woman stands before a canvas, painting the grapevines at Parley Lake Winery.

A new alliance of Minnesota wineries is hoping to make the Big Woods the next Napa Valley.

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.