Were you hot or cold? Did you have coveted snacks to share, or did you spend time at the table longingly looking at other kids’ goodies? Did you sport the latest lunch box, or were you a brown bagger? Sit alone or with your crew?
Food & Drink
If a holiday happy hour is a sprint, New Year’s Eve is a marathon. A party to end all parties—at least the 2017 variety—can easily span several hours leading up to the much-anticipated countdown. Why not make the most of time with friends by throwing together a no-fuss charcuterie board?
Improving one’s health is the quintessential New Year’s resolution. Local holistic health guru Jodi McKee has a recipe for aspiring health-nuts in 2018: It’s a comforting classic—hot chocolate—with a twist. The secret ingredient? A mushroom called chaga. Don’t let the weirdness stop you.
At 94, Jim Jennings still checks in at each of his restaurants daily. As the son of a bootlegger, a Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Famer, and the owner of countless well-known restaurants and a liquor store throughout the years—it’s in his blood.
A Warm Winter by Feridun Oral
Recommended for preschool to grade three.
White-tablecloth dining is alive and well in downtown Wayzata. Gianni’s Steakhouse showcases elegant steaks, chops, seafood, lake fish and salads in a tradition that goes back more than 20 years.
There are few things in life that are better than a good dinner party. It’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with friends and family. After all, what can be better than eating, drinking and being merry together?
It goes without saying that the competition is stiff in the local beer scene. Lake-area residents—and our city-dwelling neighbors, too—can choose from an ever-expanding list of quality breweries and taprooms when they’d like a fresh, local pint.