Restaurant Guide

At one end of an unassuming strip mall in Eden Prairie is Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine, an eatery providing Indian and Indochinese food to the southwest suburbs.

Growing up, George Zheng dreamed of pursuing a career as a lawyer. “I certainly never thought about becoming a restauranteur,” he says.

When you picture a sushi chef from Japan coming to the United States to seek opportunity, Minnesota – and specifically Chanhassen – doesn’t necessarily seem like the most logical place for that chef to end up.

Go gluten-free with no remorse. Yes, gluten-free foods can taste great. Try soups, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, cakes or something adventurous like Venezuelan arepas. Surprise your taste buds with the gamut of gluten-free eating available in the southwest metro.

Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, eggs rank not only as nutritional powerhouses, but as terrific tasting meal makers, too. Loaded with protein and low in carbs, eggs are filling.

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.