Food & Drink

When entertaining guests, a crowd-pleasing option remains the lovely charcuterie board, a great way for guests to enjoy its sweet and savory varieties, creating combinations as they please.

Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King (revised edition) by Mike Pitts offers readers a meaty summer read. For centuries, speculation had abounded with respect to the fate of King Richard III’s remains—were they moved to another location or dug up, desecrated and scattered?

If you’re featuring a charcuterie board at a party, and you want to serve cocktails, choosing the event beverage depends on the food elements.

In the first month they opened a commercial kitchen for their catering business, Lance Hamlin and Laura Martinek had no idea they’d soon be providing a haven for Waconia residents pining for comforting, made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and now dinner dishes.

After years of traveling for their jobs, Scott Kaldenberg and Brandon Thornton were on the hunt for a new adventure, one near their Eden Prairie homes. “I traveled Monday through Friday for the majority of my career,” explains Kaldenberg, a retired management consultant.

Spearmint Mojito

1 ½ oz. Corralejo Blanco Tequila
½ oz. Marie Brizard Creme de Cassis
2 lime wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
3–6 oz. lemon lime soda
1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me about a Parent’s Expectations by Ron Fournier—how I wish this book had been written when my daughter was little. It is the best “parenting guide” I have ever read, and I have read a lot.

Local golf courses provide idyllic dining venues for golfers and visitors alike. A round of food and drink makes any golf day better, and between tee times, the clubhouse is the place to be.

Loaded down with wedding invites? RSVP “yes” to yarns of love—all from the pajama-clad, Twizzlers-eating comfort of your couch.

Looking for an easy cocktail to serve at a bridal shower, wedding reception or any other celebration? Look no further than the marriage between the Screwdriver and the Moscow Mule.

Screwdriver Mule

1 ½ oz. vodka
3 oz. orange juice
Ginger beer
Lime wedge