Food & Drink

Prunotto Barolo 2012

I’ve chosen a wonderful Barolo for our Best of Sip feature for a couple reasons. This region is just a small portion of greater Piedmont in northwestern Italy, known for a variety of wonderful reds. It is often overlooked as it can be quite expensive.

homemade balsamic vinaigrette

With a mere 150 square feet, I only grow what I know I’ll eat and only the easy stuff—tomatoes, peas, zucchini, herbs and lots of lettuces, for the most part. I humbly admit I am a below-average, somewhat lazy gardener.

Fresh fruits being prepared

Any time of year is snack season for kids, but summertime can pose a bit of a conundrum when it comes to serving healthy nibbles.

The Fab Tap drinks trailer

Do what you love. This expression has been key to many people’s success, and Lindsey Pattee took it to heart when creating The Fab Tap. With a desire to share her favorite things with others, Pattee explains that her interests serve as the backbone of her business.

Flor de Sevilla Spritz

This very refreshing cocktail might seem a bit simple, but the key here is convenience and portability.

Whitefish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

If there is one thing social media has shown us, it’s that food is a very visual medium.

 Graze Local Provides Customizable Charcuterie Boards and Boxes

As a customizable charcuterie business, Excelsior’s Graze Local makes made-to-order graze boxes and boards that are perfectly fit for any occasion.

Mexican mule

The Mexican mule is as refreshing as it is easy to prepare. 

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

Elizabeth Lepage with her two children

Elizabeth Lepage (née O’Connor) grew up in Minnetonka, where she credits her mother, Kathleen O’Connor, with having a natural ability to create and maintain beautiful gardens. “She taught me a lot about how to care for different plants an

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