Food & Drink

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.

Ben Brueshoff, owner of BET Vodka, sits on a blue couch with a drink nearby/

"When people say, ‘Is there a spirit or a product that represents Minnesota?’ I want it to be BĒT Vodka,” says owner Ben Brueshoff.

Christopher Sarles, founder of Lowertown Bakehouse

Christopher Sarles' baked goods are attracting a cult following at Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market and beyond.

A fridge organized with clear, labeled bins for snacks, lunches, meal prep, veggies and fruit.

Many people struggle to keep their refrigerator organized. The trick is to create “homes” or designated zones for your food items.

The Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Local wine expert Nikki Erpelding shares some of her favorite books filled with wine knowledge.

A martini made with Gray Duck Vodka

Test your vodka knowledge!

Vanilla bean crème brûlée

This five-ingredient vanilla bean crème brûlée for two is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!

Tiny Diner, a Kim Bartmann restaurant in South Minneapolis.

Kim Bartmann has turned the Tiny Diner space from a gas station to a vibrant garden and restaurant.

Two bottles of shrubs from Sharab Shrubs and The Twisted Shrub.

In the world of cocktails, shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, can be enjoyed straight up or in a cocktail or nonalcoholic drink.

James Beard-winning chef Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

James Beard–winning chef Gavin Kaysen opened Demi, his third restaurant in the Twin Cities, this year in Minneapolis. We chatted with him about the three distinct brands, what he loves about cooking in the Twin Cities and what’s on the horizon.