Restaurants

Samba Taste of Brazil Owners -- Joe, Gabriel and Victor

It’s been said that business and family shouldn’t mix—but take one step inside Samba Taste of Brazil in downtown Hopkins, and you’ll run into an exception to the rule.

At only a year old, the French-inspired Wayzata bistro Bellecour, run by owner and chef Gavin Kaysen, received the prestigious Twin Cities Charlie Award for Outstanding Restaurant.

At 94, Jim Jennings still checks in at each of his restaurants daily. As the son of a bootlegger, a Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Famer, and the owner of countless well-known restaurants and a liquor store throughout the years—it’s in his blood.

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.

History can often inspire us and in the case of the Commodore Bar and Restaurant, its history was the inspiration behind the reopening.

Stunning lake views. Sun-drenched deck seating. A wear-what-you-want vibe. They’re things you could find in a real estate listing for any Lake Minnetonka home.

For 20 years D’Amico & Sons on Grand Avenue has been offering tried and true meals that customers love. But, co-founder Larry D’Amico says, that can be a source of both praise and complaint.

In the ever-changing Twin Cities food scene, most independent restaurants are considered lucky to see their fourth anniversary, let alone their eighty-fourth.

Walk in to Maggie’s Family Restaurant in Wayzata on a busy Saturday morning, and you might not know what year it is.

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