Food & Drink

Lily Smith, co-founder of Crisp and Green, grew up and went to high school in Wayzata. The fast-casual restaurant opened here last November. (A second location opened in Minneapolis in March.)

This summer’s newest taproom is on Lake Minnetonka—literally.

For lake-area chef Drew Cohen, the phrase mise en place—French for “everything in its place”—is a cooking philosophy he shares with everyone he can. It’s also become a life mantra.

For much of the year, Minnesotans have to rely on grocery stores for produce. Asparagus from California, strawberries from Florida and a whole lot of things from Mexico.

Al and Alma’s Supper Club.

Come by boat or come by car, Al and Alma’s Supper Club is a destination. Drop anchor in Mound along the grassy, tree-lined shores of Cooks Bay. Whether by land or lake, the trip to Al and Alma’s is a worthwhile journey.

When the weather heats up, there’s no better time for a backyard barbecue. Grilling is a communal experience. It can be informal and social, but for serious contenders, it’s sport. And winning barbecue competitions is easier with the right gear.

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