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Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano is a fast-paced, fun cross between Veronica Mars and Liane Moriarty. This first book in a new mystery series will appeal to more than just lovers of mystery.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “street food” bandied about; it’s one of the latest buzzwords on the food scene. No, it’s not food that is picked up off the streets (phew!). The term refers to the style of food that is made and sold by open-air vendors from a cart or a truck.

The origin of the clubhouse sandwich is apocryphal. What was the club? Whose clubhouse was it? Rumors abound but there is no definitive answer other than it was sighted on menus as early as 1899.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summertime, as well as a time to remember the service men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

We all know the schoolyard ditty about the magical fruit.

Kamut, quinoa, teff, spelt, freekeh, farro, amaranth and millet. Sound like a list of exotic destinations? Not quite. In fact, they’re names of whole or alternative grains, and you can experience them right here in our lake-area neighborhoods.

Looking to quench the thirst of your favorite scotch connoisseur? It’s easy to give one you know he likes, but a limited edition of his favorite or a bottle with a fascinating back story really clinches your spot in his heart.

If you’re looking for ways to warm up this winter season, we have two:

Minnetonka natives Chad Mayes, Jason Landstrom and Ryan Johnson love beer. They also love our lakes.

Hesitant about eating out alone? Get over it—I have. Of course, my job necessitates frequent solo dining, but I’ve come to love it. What’s more, I often prefer it. Obviously, dining out by yourself is very different from dining as a couple or in a group.

We asked local wine experts for the best pairings of the season and they responded with these suggestions to add an extra bit of savor to the palate of your party.

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