Food & Drink

As late morning sunlight streams through the picture windows of his St. Louis Park café, Vitali Logman, owner of Vitali’s Bistro, is the quintessential host.

’Tis the season to be eating, fa la la la la . . . wait, does that mean it’s also the season to be cooking? Not necessarily.

Tempting treats from Droolin' Moose.

Walking into the Droolin’ Moose candy store may make customers feel like they have wandered into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

What do Super Bowl parties, cut-throat cook-offs, fevered disagreements and multicultural appeal have in common? Give up? Chili, silly! As the warmth fades from our days, our appetites naturally turn toward rib-sticking heartiness, and nothing satisfies like chili.

 Sometimes
a little spice is just what you need, so we’ve scoured the area for the
best spicy dishes and found a little something for everyone. From those
who prefer to sweat while you eat to those who are a certified “one

Cooking meals at home reaps many benefits, but keeping up with the latest nutrition trends sometimes proves to be a land mine of confusing choices; eggs are in this week; coconut oil is suddenly good for you; the coffee debate rages on.

  With the last month of summer upon us, trips to the beach become scarcer and back-to-school shopping will commence. But just because September is quickly approaching doesn’t mean that the joys of summer are gone yet.

One of the best parts of summer might very well be putting your feet up with an ice-cold beverage in hand. And lucky for us, there’s a plethora of local restaurants serving up everything from thirst-quenching margaritas to fruit-filled smoothies. Here are nine of our favorite picks. Bottoms up!

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