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

If you didn’t attend the farmers’ market, did the summer season really happen? Perhaps, but it probably was less memorable (and less flavorful) than it would have been if you had.

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, probably because moms like to eat out.

In Novermber, ICA Food Shelf hosted The Great Taste event, an evening that showcased the local restaurant scene. Attendees began the night with appetizers and cocktails provided by area restaurants while they bid on silent and live auction items and a fund-a-need for all ICA programs.

In this fantastic little book, How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, published by up-and-coming press Think Piece Publishing, Saint Paul author Andy Steiner explores the idea of resiliency and the notion that every individual has the capacity to be resilient.

Picture an old-school restaurant, decked out like Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. Think of the dining room—a vast chamber framed with dark wood paneling holding court to a sea of white tablecloths, polished silverware, fine china and sparkling glasses.

In the world of chain coffee shops and convenience on every corner, it’s sometimes easy to forget what an independent shop can offer. Aside from quality and often local ingredients, the communities that are built within these independent shops are hard to find anywhere else.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan is the much-deserved winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize and a beautiful tapestry of the human condition.

When you open a menu at a restaurant, where do you look? Some check out the desserts (guilty as charged), while others go straight to the entrées. It’s safe to say that no one scans the side dishes first.

Tim Niver and J.D. Fratzke: You know these guys. If you don’t, you know someone who does—a neighbor who went on a great date, a friend who went on a bad date or perhaps a co-worker who had a killer night out with friends.