Food & Drink

When most people talk about moving, they mean changing addresses. When Edina brothers Frank and John Garrison moved houses, they really moved houses — as in, they jacked up a house off its foundation, put it on a trailer and drove it to a new location.

An Italian-American fusion restaurant might seem an offbeat destination for your St.

Somewhere close by, a neighbor flips through the television channels. He or she stops, momentarily, on a cooking show. Minutes tick by. A handsome and charming man with a British accent has captivated the viewer. They can’t change the channel.

The craft cocktail craze that began just a few years ago is good business for bars and restaurants, and also for Edina resident Eric Seed, who owns the rare wine and spirits importer Haus Alpenz.

Thanks to the Chef’n Zipstrip, you can actually use that rosemary in your window garden. This small device separates herbs from their stems and collects them in a convenient bowl. $7.99

We scoured our archives for some of the best dishes featured in Edina Magazine throughout the past year. We added some tweaks and updates from these local restaurants—and pulled together one delectable dining guide that crosses many categories of cuisine. Bon appétit!

Cupcakes are little indulgences with a lot of charm, and one of life’s affordable luxuries. Plop down a few dollars and behold an edible creation that trumps homespun baking with polished good looks. Portable single-serving sizes offer a quick sugar fix with all the trimmings.

Cold weather can cause carb cravings, and pasta is a sure-fire cure. But here in Edina, we like our pasta any time of year. Good choices abound.

Juicing can be a simple way to get your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. Just throw everything into a juicer and get your vitamins to go.

December can be busy; almost too busy at times. With a full calendar of events, out-of-town guests on the way, shopping to do and more errands planned for later, schedules get overloaded. And there just may not be time to make dinner or bake treats for every event.

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