Food & Drink

Peter Gideon, Minnesotan inventor of the Wealthy apple

In the fall of 1853, Peter Gideon came to Minnesota with his wife, Wealthy Hull, and their children. He planted a bushel of apple seeds and some other fruit-bearing tree seeds that he had brought with him on a 160-acre parcel of land next to what is now known as Gideon’s Bay.

Domain Leflaive white burgundy Macoc-Verze chardonnay wine

Domain Leflaive's Macon-Verzé is a great way to dive deeper into the world of chardonnay.

Ted Hallson creates in-home dining experiences for every kind of local client. He shares a few of the party lessons—and a favorite recipe—he’s learned since.

Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Explorer red wine

Enjoy this one with beef or veggie stew, roast beef or chocolatey desserts.

A child uses a cookie cutter to make fun sandwiches.

Ariana Feygin shares her tips for getting little ones involved in the kitchen.

Janie Geyen, CEO of women-owned business Sattwa Chai

Wayzata’s Sattwa Chai is dedicated to delicious drinkables.

A couple enjoys a Valentine's Day date night at Red Sauce Rebellion.

Plan a sweet Valentine’s Day date night—and keep it close to home with these spots that specialize in the romantic and decadent.

Water Street Shop Community Dinner

Shop owners from Excelsior’s Water Street gather for family-style potlucks that are highly Instagram-able but totally focused on the moment.

Mostly-Made casseroles

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.

Red Sauce Rebellion expands with a new cocktail lounge, Rebel Room

The most important aspect of Rebel Room, of course, is the creation of memorable specialty cocktails.

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