Food & Drink

It really is summer: The Waconia wineries are opening this weekend!

The Perfect Margarita at Hoppers Bar & Grill in Waconia.

We’ve sought out the area’s best drink specials, giving you the skinny on where to go and what to order. Shake up your afternoon routine with a round of the southwest metro’s best happy hour cocktails.

The Native Americans and immigrants who settled in the area eventually known as Minnesota relied heavily on edible native plants to survive. Centuries later, foraging is no longer a necessity, but it is still an interesting, educational and family-friendly activity.

It’s getting hot in here. January’s trauma is distant enough for us to whine about the heat without compunction. Our internal thermostats have adjusted along with our appetites. Tater tot hot dish is but a shadow of a memory—now we anticipate meals of cooling, light foods.

Marc Huebner on "America's Best Cook."

There's an art to putting dinner on the table every night. Yet, for most home cooks, an empty plate is the best accolade they can expect.

With summer just around the corner, it is time to break out the limes and make one of the freshest, tastiest Mojitos ever.  It makes your mouth water just thinking about this one.

It's snowing outside, yet I'm dreaming about ice cream. I could pretend that it's because I'm putting the final touches on the plans for our August issue today, but it's really because I'm kind of always thinking about ice cream.