Food & Drink

Stolen from the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper
By William Swanson

When you see the word “bread,” what do you picture? If it’s white and wrapped in a colorful plastic bag with a word indicating amazement on it, we’re here to repaint that image for you. Here in St. Louis Park, we have numerous bakeries that specialize in taking back bread.

As you build your menu for this month’s big meal, we thought you might want to invite a few more cooks to the kitchen, so we interviewed area chefs and restaurant owners about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes and what makes them special.

It’s the time of year when we gather with friends to celebrate. But how can we make it more fun and creative? Try these helpful resources available at the St. Louis Park Library.

Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic and Accessible Finds by Eddie Ross

Delicatessens have been serving up fine meats and prepared foods since their origins in 18th-century Germany. These shops began as a place to find out-of-the-ordinary items and edibles, so it’s only natural that each deli has its own individual menu and personality.

In Minnesota, fall is a season filled with warm soups and cool, crisp weather. If you’re Jewish, it’s about Sukkot, an eight-day holiday celebrating the harvest.

School is back in session, signaling the start of cooler nights and the colorful change of the trees. Before you know it, “pumpkin spice” everything will be on the menus, the epitome of fall flavor available in a warm cup of caffeine.

The month of August is always filled to the brim with activities. Everyone is trying to get in those last few weeks of summer before the kids go back to school, the tans fade, and we go back to our meat and potatoes diet.

Summer might as well be called ice cream season. Locals are heading to their favorite restaurants and shops to take in as much of this sweet treat as possible during these sunny days. We searched St.

When it comes to dining al fresco, we Minnesotans just can’t seem to get enough. Perhaps our winter weary souls long for open space, fresh air, and rooms without walls that compel us to seek dining destinations where patios are king and decks are queens. In St.