Food & Drink

Everything’s coming up purple! Packed with antioxidants and other nutritional benefits, purple vegetables and fruits are more common in the fall. To celebrate the kickoff of Vikings football season, we can become the purple food eaters.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Edina ice cream! Who doesn’t love ice cream, especially on a hot summer day? Ice cream epitomizes the taste of summer, down to the very last messy, shirt-staining drip.

The Edina community celebrates the patio dining season in style. Dining alfresco is an experience to be savored, and if someone else does the cooking, all the better.

We chatted with three prominent Edinans, all members of our editorial advisory board, and asked about how they entertain during this fleeting, beautiful time of year. Their responses show that finding your own style is just as attainable.

Amy Trushenski (formerly Danielson) of Edina Grill, voted this year’s best bartender by readers of Edina Magazine, was recently married. She might have a new last name, but her great instinct for making delicious drinks remains unchanged.

Mindful eating extends beyond the plate to the original source—where and how food is grown. Sustainable-food aficionados tout the advantages: a smaller carbon footprint, less waste, better taste and environmental preservation.

A snack. A dish. An entire meal. Every epicurean event is elevated when it’s created with fresh, locally grown ingredients. The Centennial Lakes Farmers Market has more than 30 vendors, offering fresh produce, jams and jellies, and other tasty delicacies.