Dining Out

Hidden behind an unassuming exterior along West 78th Street in Chanhassen is a long-time member of that community’s culinary history. Originally opened as an American Legion Club outpost, the location eventually morphed into the more upscale Riviera, which operated as an old-school supper club.

Grab your picnic basket, and take in some scenery. There’s no better way to enjoy the Minnesota summer than eating a meal al fresco—just don’t limit yourself to peanut butter and jelly. Put together an insta-picnic with help from local restaurants and breweries.

Whether for a bite or a beverage, happy hour deals make going out on the town all the more worth your while. Establishments in Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Victoria and Waconia entice customers with delicious food and beverage deals. Make an appointment to try a new spot during happy hour.

Noodles? Pasta? Call it whatever you like. Just about every cuisine has its own special version made from wheat, rice or other grain. So take a noodle-pasta food flight without leaving home. These local pasta and noodle dishes will delight young and old.

JJ’s Coffee + Wine Bistro in Eden Prairie has always been a great place to meet a friend for coffee or catch up with co-workers during a happy hour, but now it’s also a fabulous date night destination.

Smokin’ Hot Pies

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

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.

Whether you’re a lemon meringue lover or a tried and true pecan pie loyalist, there’s a seat waiting for you at the Egg & Pie Diner in Chaska.