Food & Drink

 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.

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.

With Irish tradition mixed with a splash of invention, The Bull and Finch Gastropub is standing tall in Excelsior.

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and heavy-food season begin to fade into the distance.

Smoked Gouda Fondue

A couple of local food experts share their favorite fondue recipes and tips.

Swedish Meatballs

Sometimes it's fun to invite new recipes to the holiday festivities.

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