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. Read more about Samba Taste of Brazil in Hopkins is Where Food and Family Meet
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Shop owners from Excelsior’s Water Street gather for family-style potlucks that are highly Instagram-able but totally focused on the moment.
They break bread, dream about the future and each bring what they’ve got—in every possible way. Heading into the holiday party season, the Excelsior entrepreneurs who host what they call “community suppers” share their recommendations for planning your own casual yet luxurious gatherings. Read more about Laid-back and Lovely
In 2014, Wayzata’s Jillian McGary came up with the idea for Mostly Made, her partially-prepared-meals company. She wanted to help families, especially those who might be going through a tough time, with pre-prepped dinner ingredients. Read more about Season of Casseroles
We all like to make an effort to support our local businesses but Heirloom Kitchen and Bar on Marshall Avenue is a restaurant that’s taking the next step—supporting local businesses by sourcing as many ingredients as possible, not just from Minnesota and western Wisconsin, but from our own Saint Paul. Read more about Heirloom Keeps It Local
Here in Saint Paul, we enjoy going out to dinner. Wouldn’t it be nice to go out to eat and not just have a great meal, but feel good about doing it? That’s what happens when you visit Tongue in Cheek on the East Side of Saint Paul. Read more about Practice What You Preach at Tongue in Cheek
In 2015, Summit ranked as the 36th largest brewery in the United States. More than 80 percent of its sales are in Minnesota, concentrated in the metro area, says Stutrud. Read more about Celebrating 30 Years, Summit Has Changed St. Paul Beer.