Food & Drink

spices in pinch bowls

Nancy Figueroa has always enjoyed cooking and baking. Throughout her life, friends would encourage her to become a private chef or open a restaurant. But it was a trip to Washington D.C.

Whether he’s busy working the line or dreaming up new cocktails, it’s clear that restaurateur Mark Hanson infuses his culinary vision into every part of Marx Fusion Bistro & Bar.

Even if it doesn’t feel like spring yet, Cooks of Crocus Hill will warm up all five of your senses with a fun and engaging cooking class.

In its inaugural 99 Beers in 99 Cities ranking, put Stillwater at No. 17 on its list of the best cities in the United States for craft beer.

A plate of food made from the heart has the ability to make you feel loved. Pair that with a cultivated wine from a vineyard in France, Washington state, or Italy and you have a perfect evening with that someone special.

Standing behind the handsome marble bar in LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar in downtown historic Stillwater, co-owner and bar program director Joe Ehlenz chats with customers and mixes cocktails while his business partner, culi

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a steaming mug of coffee. With so many wonderful coffee shops to visit all along the St. Croix River Valley, we stopped by four venues in Stillwater and Hudson this month to chat with the owners and find out what they have brewing this winter.

Ah, the new year, when everyone’s thoughts turn to new beginnings, life changes and optimism for the future. Instead of sharing a book about resolutions such as diets and healthy cooking, I’m recommending something different: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Bitter-cold winter mornings call for maple syrup and warm waffles. Or pancakes. Or French toast. Whatever your preference, restaurants throughout the St.

Sara Hayden, owner of Sara’s Tipsy Pies in Marine on St. Croix, wears many hats: entrepreneur, pie baker, recipe creator, philanthropist, wife and mother of five, including 10-year old triplets, a 12-year-old daughter who has Down syndrome and a 14-year old.