Food & Drink

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Why does pasta get so much of the culinary glory? Granted, it transforms dishes, comes in shapes galore and has “comfort food” written all over it.

Food and drink from San Pedro Cafe, St. Croix Valley's best restaurant.

Our readers voted San Pedro Cafe their favorite restaurant again. Here's what diners had to say online.

An axe lodged in a target at The Lumberjack Bar

Celebrate local history by lifting a glass and throwing an axe at The Lumberjack Bar.

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

Steak, mushroom and ale soup made with a recipe by NellieBellie

Soup recipes to bring some inner warmth in winter.

Seafood &  chorizo paella from The Global Chef

Personal chef Orlando Castro brings global flavors to clients’ homes.

A waitress stands behind the bar area at Not Justa Cafe in this black and white photo

How do you choose between so many great St. Croix Valley brunch destinations?

A bottle of liquor from Tattersall Distilling sits on a bar cart with an aperitif.

Tune up your knowledge on aperitifs and digestifs.

John and Christine Schiltz, owners of Lake Elmo Inn and Event Center.

Since 1983, Lake Elmo Inn has created a year-round dining experience that’s unlike others in the Twin Cities.

A slice of Praline Apple Pie.

St. Croix Valley Magazine Editor Angela Johnson shares a family favorite praline apple pie recipe.