Food & Drink

Man grilling hamburgers

The best way to cap a sunny summer day is with a scrumptious summer meal. And arguably the best place to prepare this summer meal is on the grill.

Italian dunkers. How could two little words cause havoc in the school cafeteria? Because they taste awesome. And when they’re served, they can cause an entire school to go a little nuts.

Cooks of Crocus Hill chef Mike Shannon and sommelier Leslee Miller offer some delectable fall food and wine pairings. Consider these selections for your next family feast.

 Hearty whole-grain goodness make the Good Earth Planet Burger a terrific vegetarian option.

Burgers are as American as apple pie and baseball. They are fun to eat and have an almost universal appeal. Kids of all ages love burgers, large and small.

Ah, the sweet days of summer. A dessert splurge coupled with a splash of coffee or tea can put the grand finish on a perfect August afternoon. The combination of carbs and caffeine adds some spark for enjoying what’s left of our summer days.

The newly opened Nakamori Japanese Bistro adds vibrant culture and flavors to the culinary landscape of 50th and France.

Chef Mike Shannon at Cooks of Crocus Hill originally hails from South Carolina. Eight years ago, he shifted his creative focus to cooking when he left the engineering world to attend Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School.

Food is a universal language. No matter where you live, people appreciate food for both sustenance and pleasure. Americans can learn about good eating habits from attitudes expressed toward food in other regions of the world.

Rack it up with a platter of baby back ribs and a game of bocce ball at Pinstripes.

June brings the promise of summery weather and family get-togethers like Father’s Day. So fire up the grill or sharpen up the spit: barbecue season has arrived.

Special thanks to Flowers of Edina, Paper Source and Cooks of Crocus Hill for our beautiful brunch display.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner—one of the busiest days of the year at many of Mom’s favorite restaurants.

Taste of Edina’s competing chefs: Evan Freeberg, Brad Berg, Scott Thole and Nelson Pinos (not pictured).

This month, the Taste of Edina will test out its new venue at the Westin Galleria. Though its previous venue, Centennial Lakes, is a beautiful area, having the event outdoors always meant gambling with nature.