Restaurants

St. Croix Baking Company owner, chef Charles Froke

St. Croix Baking Company owner, chef Charles Froke, was busy in the kitchen when I visited his shop on a Monday, a day it’s typically closed to the public. He’d been attending to a big bowl of some creamy, chocolatey creation when I arrived.

Pier 500 assistant general manager Katy Rugg enjoys a meal and a glass of white wine.

Hudson’s Pier 500 is a veritable riverside institution—and a regular in several categories of our “Best of” list.

James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim of Young Joni embraces her mother.

The most prestigious awards in the restaurant industry have been handed out, and one Twin Cities chef is heading home with some hardware.

Royal Golf Club, Arnie's, Arnie's restaurant, golfing, golf

This spring and summer you’ll want to spend some time on the patio at Arnie’s.

The town of Prescott, Wis., is a waypoint. Waypoints are crossroad locations in which travelers ultimately determine whether to continue ahead or to change course. Situated at the confluence of the St.

On a summer weekend, Brookside Bar and Grill easily serves that many in a day—more during the art fair or motorcycle rallies.

Ask friends to describe Hudson’s Urban Olive and Vine, and you might get a variety of answers. It’s a tea shop. It stocks flavor-infused olive oils.

The St. Croix River—local businesses, homes and even this magazine are all built around the great body of water. It’s no surprise that any spot offering a vantage point of the Valley’s crowning glory would be popular among residents and visitors alike.

When Joe Kohler was a teen working as a busboy and line cook at Big Ben in White Bear Lake, he caught a fever he’s never been able to shake—nor wanted to.

In Ireland, a pub, or “public house,” is more than just a bar. A good pub is the center of community life, a place where neighbors, friends and newcomers alike gather to share news, celebrate milestones and, momentarily at least, forget life’s sorrows with hearty food and a few pints.

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