Food & Drink

The patio at Tavern23 in Edina.

Tavern 23, Harriet Brasserie, Ciao Bella, Salut and Red Cow are some of the prettiest places to eat, drink and be merry this summer.

The Average American spends 37 minutes a day on meal prep, food service and clean up, according to a 2014 survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When you consider that many working adults might not get home from work until 6 p.m.

Last November, Luke Shimp, owner of the popular Red Cow restaurant, once again received the Restaurateur of the Year award. “To be recognized as Restaurateur of the Year for the second time is a true honor,” Shimp says.

March makes its way with a bit of green and a touch of magic. After a long, gray winter, it’s only fitting to kick up your heels—or leprechaun shoes—come St. Patrick’s Day. Lively Irish food and drink are a precursor to spring.

Tonja Engen defines food as much more than ingredients on a plate. To this Edina cook, food moves through communities, cultures and families like a culinary chameleon, and is a vessel for emotional, social and spiritual customs.

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Dinner for Two at Cavé Vin

The newest addition to the Town Hall legacy will open soon near the Pamela Park and Concord neighborhoods in Edina. Pete Rifakes, co-owner of the Town Hall businesses, decided that opening a location at the old Wally’s Gas Station on Valley View Road would be the perfect place to expand.

It’s a new year! For many, celebrating in 2017 need not include alcohol. Abstaining can be easy with these fine mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages—all satisfying and delicious.

December dazzles with decadent desserts. Let the diet and pending New Year’s resolutions wait. For now, it’s time to indulge your senses with some sugary sensations. Edina desserts are a well-deserved splurge.

PETIT FOURS

There’s an adage that’s displayed in many a kitchen.

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