October 2016 Edina Magazine

This month celebrate the Edina culinary scene with the October food issue.

For the past couple of years, potters at the Edina Art Center have been documenting what they have created, in terms of pottery and recipes, via writing and pictures.


Warm soup has a soothing quality. During the fall, we crave its comforting aroma. Just about every culture has a version tailored to suit local tastes and showcase regional ingredients.


Edina Chamber of Commerce hosts a culinary experience featuring wine, beer and gourmet samplings from Edina’s finest restaurants.



There is simply nothing better than a mouthwatering, juicy steak. Choose certified Angus beef in three choice cuts at Crave: beef medallions, ribeye or filet mignon, all served with delectable roasted potatoes and vegetables.


In the restaurant biz, name recognition can go a long way to get patrons in the door.


As Minnesotans, there are certain foods that we can claim as a birthright, traditional recipes that define the 32nd state with button-bursting pride, as well as a heaping side dish of mockery. Hotdish anyone? Maybe a slab of lutefisk?


Put aside Edina’s cake-eating reputation and you still have a bounty of locally made baked goods: cookies, pastries, doughnuts, breads, bars and muffins to choose from.


With Edina Community Education cooking classes disrupted this fall due to construction and renovation of facilities, what’s a culinary hopeful to do? Fear not. Excellent learning opportunities abound for wannabes as well as experienced chefs.

Cooks of Crocus Hill


More than 350 doctors and medical office staff see close to 500 patients a day at the Edina offices of Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO), an orthopedic urgent care, same-day surgery and physical therapy facility on West 65th Street in Edina.


Entertaining can be so much easier when guests bring a dish to share. But do you occasionally get stumped over what to bring? No worries. We asked around and came up with a few recipes that will likely become your potluck standbys for those occasions when you’re asked to bring a dish to pass.


Slide open the sunroof and crank up the heat. It’s October in Minnesota. Whether that means tailgating, stirring up a cozy meal, baking bread, or dipping caramel apples, our local grocers have plenty of fun fall foods to fill your basket.

Whole Foods Market


Edina-based custom builders John Kraemer & Sons create in-home wine storage areas for clients whose design tastes run from light to full-bodied.


Edina resident Cathy Cella has been active in the community for 33 years and she isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. Because of this, she was awarded a Connecting with Kids Leadership Award last spring.


When asked what inspired Jerry Olafson to re-publish The Adventures of Happy Bunny, the answer was simple: his mother. In honor of her 100th birthday, Olafson thought it would be fitting to “freshen up and re-publish” the story that was read to him so many times as a child.


Edina Community Lutheran Church has been undergoing a renovation and expansion since October 2015. “The church had old infrastructure and needed more educational space and a lot of updating was needed,” says Erik Strand, one of two pastors at Edina Community Lutheran Church.


Last spring, the Westin Edina Galleria implemented its RunWestin program.


The Horsager, Epples & Cepak familes of Edina soak up some sun and fun on spring break in Yelapa, Mexico.


Two years ago, a team of individuals came together to help special-needs kids by creating a program called Beyond Limits.


During this election season, we decided it might be fun to ask two local candidates, Dario Anselmo and Ron Erhardt, about where they stand on the universally weighty topic of food.