Food & Drink

There’s no shortage of cultural cuisine in the Valley—residents and visitors alike can taste different cultural dishes right here in our communities. From pad thai to Caribbean duck tacos, there’s a little something for everyone.

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.

Two drinkers clink two glasses of the best local Oktoberfest beers.

It's not Oktoberfest without beer, and these local breweries keep the fun pouring.

The Schlachplatte, a German dish from the Winzer Stube

Here are a few things you probably didn't know about Oktoberfest.