November 2015 Edina Magazine

In the November issue celebrate 20 years with Apmersand and get a peek into the personal food lives of two Edina chefs.

Local newspapers announced the opening of the innovative Country Club District with great fanfare. “It looks as though Edina will be having growing pains before long,” predicted the Hennepin County Review on May 29, 1924.


A steak dinner is a fine way to celebrate a special occasion. But if you’re simply craving a nicely cooked, well-seasoned piece of beef without the pomp of a formal steak house, you’re in luck: Our local eateries can gratify your hankering for heifer; check out our top picks.


Corset Styling hosted a fall fashion show event with ticket proceeds benefiting the Emily Program.


Salut Bar Americain toasted with a ribbon cutting event for its newly expanded champagne bar.


Champagne is not just for New Year’s Eve anymore, at least not in Edina. Salut Bar Américain opened its new champagne bar last summer, giving Edina residents something to celebrate during their daily routine.


Edina has a robust restaurant scene, with talented chefs creating delicious food every day. We recently talked with two local chefs about how they got into the culinary world, what they like to cook at home, what their favorite food memories are—and what they’re tired of cooking.


Purposefully edited and perfectly articulated merchandise can meet shoppers’ known (and unexpected) expectations during visits to Ampersand.


The kitchen—it’s the gathering place for family and friends, the room with the most action. It’s a place to prepare and cook food, entertain guests, store gadgets and share family meals and stories from the day. As the center of the home, it’s also the reason kitchen remodels are so popular.


Parents of children ages 16 months to 5 years will soon have an Edina location for French-language immersion preschool. The French Academy of Minnesota, a private institution located in St.


Every other Saturday morning, Suzanne Klein pulls out of her driveway at 9:30 so she can make it across town by 10. Her violin in tow, she’s headed to orchestra rehearsal. Not because she has to be there, but because she wants to be there.


It started late in 2014. Edina resident Greg Fast and his wife, Robbie, decided to have a few people over for a holiday party. They invited friends from a couples’ group at Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC) and also their new neighbors, Dr. Joel Hutcheson and his wife, Kelly.


Each year, that pile of sports jerseys grows inside the homes of many active families. With last names usually monogrammed on the back, what is one to do with this growing mountain of sports apparel?


Imagine a cold Minnesota night, and you’re wrapped in a warm down comforter and ready for sleep. Suddenly, you realize you left the lights on downstairs. You forgot to set the timer on the coffee maker and to lock the doors. But placing your feet on the cold floor seems dreadful.


This Thanksgiving, members of the Rotary Club of Edina and their families will be gathering not to eat a large meal, but to prepare meals for others in the community.


Looking for a connection? The Edina Resource Center is in the business of connecting people to organizations that can help, on subjects ranging from financial or legal support to transportation.


Growing up on Lake Minnetonka, Brad Robinson had a passion for competitive sailing and decided to use his engineer’s mind to create an innovative sailboat as a gift to the Inland Lake Yacht Association.


In April, the DECA Nationals competition was held in Orlando, Fla., and attracted some of the most successful and talented high school students in the country to compete in events ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing.


Giving back is nothing new to Edina residents: Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, or VEAP, puts on a holiday toy drive each year in Edina, where community members donate toys for those unable to purchase gifts for their children.


Lisa Hafey’s photo “Say Cheese” took top honors in the Doing Business category of the 2015 Images of Edina photo contest. During a regular day at Jerry’s Foods, Hafey, with her Canon Rebel camera, visited Carolyn, pictured in back, and Mary, in front, at the cheese sampling table.


In her youth, Karin Miller spent a lot of time making cinnamon and sugar mixtures with her Norwegian grandmother to add flavor to favorite dishes.