Food & Drink

Fresh fruits being prepared

Any time of year is snack season for kids, but summertime can pose a bit of a conundrum when it comes to serving healthy nibbles.

 Graze Local Provides Customizable Charcuterie Boards and Boxes

As a customizable charcuterie business, Excelsior’s Graze Local makes made-to-order graze boxes and boards that are perfectly fit for any occasion.

Mexican mule

The Mexican mule is as refreshing as it is easy to prepare. 

Soulaire Allerai, owner of Bad Rooster Food Truck

In 2020, a new face (read: rooster) strutted into the Lake Minnetonka culinary scene. A family-owned business, Bad Rooster food truck, set up shop on Minnetonka Mills Road and began traveling around the Twin Cities, bringing with it a variety of

Elizabeth Lepage with her two children

Elizabeth Lepage (née O’Connor) grew up in Minnetonka, where she credits her mother, Kathleen O’Connor, with having a natural ability to create and maintain beautiful gardens. “She taught me a lot about how to care for different plants an

Classic Negroni Cocktail

The negroni is a classic cocktail that is easy to prepare, with relatively few ingredients. It’s a classic apéritif! 

plated square apple pie

Pie–she’s often the underappreciated sister in the dessert family. Cake gets all the glory—candlelit entrances at birthdays and tiered seating at weddings, and all eyes are on her first slice at a host of gender reveal parties.

Bakery treats

Hey, does anyone see January lurking around? Don’t get us wrong, we love new beginnings and well-intentioned resolutions, but after 31 days, we’re ready for a break.

aromatically wine-inspired body sprays and candles

Sisters Carin Skowronsky and Sarah Bryant combine their passion for wine with their business savvy to create an educational blog and brand Pairs Well With…, and now they’ve added a new twist to their wine-themed repe

medium bodied red wine

If you’ve not enjoyed wines from Ridge Estate, I highly recommend picking up this one. Ridge Estate is very high quality with deep roots in Sonoma, specializing in age-worthy reds, zinfandels and blends. 

“The Grocer’s Table is exactly what Wayzata needed,” says Erica A. on a Facebook review. Talk about a ringing endorsement. “We’ve had a really nice, warm welcome from the community here,” says Lindsay Pohlad, owner of The Grocer’s Table.

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