Food & Drink

If you’d rather just be than be seen, kick back at one of these chill local dive bars.

This isn’t news to anyone, but our lovely state is smack in the middle of a giant landmass. While we are at least 1,000 miles from any ocean, nearly every day at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, planes arrive with stocks of fresh seafood ready for your lake-area consumption.

Retiring at 50 years old, Walter Donald Douglas, along with his wife Mahala, built their 27-room estate on Lake Minnetonka where the elegant Hotel St. Louis once stood.

It happens far too often: You go to the fridge, pull out a loaf of grocery store bread, some lettuce, mayo and veggies, and make a sandwich. Please stop; you are giving the sandwich a bad name.

Eden Prairie

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to hang out by the pool and drink cocktails with the ladies. Here is my favorite summer refresher recipe:

Brandy Slush

Lake Minnetonka

Pumpkin Dip

1½ c. powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
10.7-oz. jar Rothschild Apricot Pumpkin Butter*
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

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