We are a nation obsessed with coffee. The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee shop chain was born in the 1980s, and by the early ’90s, fancy Italian-inspired coffee was trendy.

The goal of many chefs is to open a good, successful restaurant. Great chefs aspire to have a restaurant that serves more than just good food.

Since 2008, the space that was Billy’s Lighthouse has sat vacant off Highway 12 in Long Lake.

Ward 6, an East Side gem on Payne Avenue, offers excellent food and an extensive beverage selection in a building brimming with character.

Turkey is good for you—we all know that. The white meat is a fine source of lean protein in a healthy diet and it’s full of the amino acid tryptophan, which stimulates the production of serotonin. And serotonin, in highly scientific terms, makes you feel good.

To eat a meal at Khyber Pass Café is to be fed in the most nourishing sense. The food is restorative and filling, the kind a weary traveler would want set down before her.

In 2005, Bess Giannakakis started a 15-seat restaurant in Minneapolis and named it Colossal Café.

As Minnesotans, we are duty-bound to enjoy our many lakes to the max; our state motto won’t let us forget our natural abundance of water (86,936 square miles of it, across the state). We are deep in the season to be on the lake, and by “on the lake” we mean boating.

If you ever find yourself debating with friends or family where to meet for brunch, search no more. The Buttered Tin, TBT for short, offers American breakfast classics made in a fresh, homemade and updated way.

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, probably because moms like to eat out.