March 2012

Desserts | Homes

Where the Galleria shopping center, Centennial Lakes Plaza and tall office buildings stand today, mountains of dirt and gravel and stacks of cement block once stood along unpaved France Avenue.


It’s the month of March, when we celebrate whiskey and Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, and everything else that’s Irish. All that is well and good, but we couldn’t wait to pay homage to another one of our favorite consumables that makes us think Irish: the potato.


It probably goes without saying that if the governor proclaims a day in honor of you, well, you’ve done something worthy of recognition; such is the case for the Edina High School Thespians, whereby June 17, 2011 was proclaimed “Edina Hig


What new high school sport really has Edina High School kids pumped? Which extra-curricular activity is growing faster than a speeding bullet because team members have such a blast? Trap shooting, of course.


If Film School: The True Story of a Midwestern Family Man Who Went to the World’s Most Famous Film School, Fell Flat on His Face, Had a Stroke, and Sold a Television Series to CBS, is the world’s longest book title, Edina resident and author Steve Boman is just fine with that.


One of Edina’s favorite tailoring shops is relocating. The beloved sew shop is headed a few feet down the street, to a new location in the Jerry’s Foods Complex.


Edina has a new restaurant to call its neighbor.


Do those pretty faces on television look familiar to you? That’s probably because the newly crowned Fox Sports North Girls are Edina natives Jenny Taft and Paige Backenstose.


For the second year in a row, Edina has achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s “100 Best Communities for Young People.” The city has received the honor for its renowned community programs, such as the ABC (A Better Chance) Foundation, the Edina High School May Term P


With great sadness, beloved Edina studio Peterson Portraits closed its doors on December 31st of 2011, after capturing the stories and images of Edina residents for over 50 years.


If you think heart disease is a man’s disease, think again. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and isn't something women should ignore since 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. There are simple lifestyle choices you can make to help prevent the disease.


Starting February 25, a new massage studio will aim to rub Edina the right way.


Sometimes life offers unexpected opportunities; the trick is to have the guts to seize them. For the founders of Fulton Beer, they have and they did.


This month, when St. Patrick's Day rolls around on March 17th, Edina residents will have a new place to celebrate the holiday: the Pig & Fiddle, a gastropub which opened in October in the western half of the former Pearson's restaurant space at 50th and France.


AG: In your intro video, you talked about how your outdoors upbringing in Minnesota would benefit you on the show. How did that play out?


What better way to welcome spring than with a bright assortment of sweet treats in a rainbow of colors? This tempting array of cheerful desserts not only looks inviting, but fully satisfies in the taste department as well.


Pssst. Edina has a big secret.

But those in the know rave about it; and they want to let you in on it.