Food & Drink

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

Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain is one of those books that a bookseller never quite knows where to shelve. Written by James Lenfestey and published by Milkweed Editions, it’s part memoir, part travelogue, and part history.

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.

While there are endless electronic options when it comes to planning your schedule, there is something to be said for a beautiful wall calendar of real paper.

J. Ryan Stradal’s debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, $25) follows a young and talented culinary prodigy named Eva.

Grazing has always been an enjoyable way to eat—think of all those contented cows—and it’s more interesting than ever. True foodies recognize the pleasure of tasting more and eating less; bites of this and that allow the curious gourmand to sample an array of dishes.

Author Tiffany Winter’s book is much more than a cookbook. Lake Minnetonka Eats: Recipes from the Lake Area’s Favorite Restaurants is more of a celebration of lake life and the rich selection of local restaurants around Lake Minnetonka.

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.

Phil Platt is a walking Rolodex of Minnesota breweries.

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