Food & Drink

The counter of Red Bench Bakery in Excelsior, filled with pastries.

Red Bench Bakery built its second home on Excelsior’s Water Street this spring, bringing a modern vibe and European-style baked goods to a new community.

GD Vajra wine from Piedmont, Italy

GD Vajra from Piedmont, Italy makes terrific wines, and while their single varietal ones are great, our columnist says the blend is a good way to get into them.

Montenidoli vernaccia di San Gimignano

Montenidoli makes a wonderful vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Qiuxia and Kevin Welch, co-owners of Boom Island Brewing Company, opening soon in Minnetonka

Boom Island Brewing Company moves from Minneapolis to Minnetonka with a larger taproom and a promise of more beer.

Twin Cities Instagram foodie Lyuba Ellingson, aka @pastrysnobmsp, samples some of the Lake Minnetonka area's best desserts.

Local Instagram foodie @pastrysnobmsp takes us to her favorite sweet spots around Lake Minnetonka.

Joey Nova's Chef Gary Ezell and his employees review orders in the back kitchen.

Joey Nova's chef Gary Ezell takes care of his employees and beyond—wrapping his community up in love and comfort food.

A mason jar salad, one of many ways to spice up your bag lunch suggested by MasterChef Junior contestant Ariana Feygin

Former "MasterChef Junior" contestant Ariana Feygin offers up tips for taking your lunch to the next level.

Bread and peppers covered in dips from Darling Pickle Dips

Darling Pickle Dips are all made with pickled vegetables, cream cheese and white beans.

A cone of frozen custard from Adele's Frozen Custard in Excelsior.

Adele’s Frozen Custard in Excelsior has brought out smiles—and hilariously happy reactions—from its guests for 35 years.

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