Food & Drink

“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.

Ward 6, an East Side gem on Payne Avenue, offers excellent food and an extensive beverage selection in a building brimming with character.

Turkey is good for you—we all know that. The white meat is a fine source of lean protein in a healthy diet and it’s full of the amino acid tryptophan, which stimulates the production of serotonin. And serotonin, in highly scientific terms, makes you feel good.

Let’s be honest. It’s a tough gig to pack daily school lunches that are fun, look appealing and will give kids the boost they need to make it through afternoon classes.

Thanks to one scary experience, Charles Anderson decided to make a life change—no more meat. He and his wife, Nikki, were on their first date eight years ago at a steakhouse. In the middle of eating, Anderson passed out and was taken away in an ambulance.

To eat a meal at Khyber Pass Café is to be fed in the most nourishing sense. The food is restorative and filling, the kind a weary traveler would want set down before her.

A debut novel by Catie Disabato, The Ghost Network (Melville House Publishing, 278 pages, $16.95), follows a self-appointed detective as she attempts to uncover the whereabouts of Molly Metropolis, a famous pop star, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Gary Ezell, head chef at Excelsior’s Joey Nova’s, is not a man to do things halfway. When he says that Joey Nova’s is a family-based business, he really means the whole family. “One thing that I’ve noticed,” he says, “is that four-legged friends are like family.”

Summer just isn’t complete without a good burger—and grilling it out yourself is a must to enjoy the gorgeous weather.