Welcome to one of the most anticipated issues of the year—the annual Best of Lake Minnetonka Readers’ Poll results, showcasing community members’ favorite businesses and services, and, in my estimation, this issue can’t come soon enough.
While our magazine has always supported “all things local,” including commerce, municipal programs and services and residents, our staff is particularly eager this year to highlight anything, everything and anyone, who has made living through this recent pandemic somewhat bearable, at times delightful and often wonderful.
You’ll notice that our editorial team added a new category to this year’s lineup. Takeout and curbside dining hit an all-time high over the course of past year and into 2021, so we felt Best Takeout / Curbside was a must-have category. Without further ado … the winners are waiting for you on page 32.
But wait, don’t forget to visit page 35 for my Editor’s Picks, where you’ll find some of my favorite quotes that appeared in the pages of Lake Minnetonka Magazine throughout 2020. I revisit thoughts on careers, mindfulness, love, parenting, risk-taking and more.
In addition, we know how much our readers love books, and every issue features a book recommendation from Raela Schoenherr, an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. For this issue, I decided to find out what locals “recommend” through some of the most popular title purchases from an Excelsior book store. Discover top picks for adults and children of all ages. Did one of your favorites make the list?
Until next time,