Food & Drink

The American Legion in Chanhassen has been hosting the Friday night fish fries ever since general manager Paul Shellum can remember. “We’ve kind of become an icon in the southwest metro as far as fish fries go,” he says.

Stocking the wine cellar, beer fridge or liquor cabinet doesn’t have to be yet another annoying errand to run—not if you swing by The Vintage in Chanhassen. The shop, which opened October 31, is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael and Lisa Clausen.

We'll be celebrating Valentine's Day as a family this year. So instead of candle light and wine, there will be take out pizza and milk spills.

There aren’t many dishes quite as comforting as macaroni and cheese. But, let’s get a few things straight about the legacy of this classic dish.

Whether you’re trying to pull together a birthday party or looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift, Nothing Bundt Cakes (8435 Joiner Way, Eden Prairie) is a perfect place to cover your bases with something sweet, a small gift and a

“Soup” is too stale a word to describe the following dishes we sampled for the first Restaurants section of 2014. “Soup” is a canned, microwaveable nightmare of a lazy meal that we scramble for when sick on a cold winter day. So we won’t be eating “soup” this month.

Beergarita: Just like it sounds, part beer, part margarita, 100 percent deliciously refreshing to heat up any Super Bowl, Oscar or other mid-winter party.
2 12-oz. bottles of beer (preferably Corona)
8–12 oz. of tequila

English actress and comedian Jo Brand once said, “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.” And, we wholeheartedly agree. So, as an ode to all of the chocoholics out there, we’ve scoured the southwest metro in search of some of the best chocolate concoctions around.

You’ve picked a date, created a guest list and sent your invitations. Now it’s time to plan the menu for your holiday soiree. No need to make it complicated. Small-plate appetizers and desserts are often the best options for entertaining.

Nearly 90 percent of American adults consume caffeine on a daily basis.
And behind each cup of warm Joe or steeped tea is the face of someone who
worked hard to bring us the energizing boost we need. This month we go inside