Food & 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.

Equal parts industrial distillery and welcoming watering hole.

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which means many Irish families (and many not-so-Irish families) are preparing their own Irish dinners. Usually this includes some variation of corned beef and cabbage, and the family’s recipe for Irish soda bread.

Gael’s Gourmet will celebrate its fourth year in St. Louis Park in March, but owner Thomas Wilson has been slinging pizza for over a decade, slowly perfecting the offerings.

Valentine’s Day is one of the only days of the year when eating chocolate throughout the day is acceptable, and even encouraged. But instead of relying on that trusty box of chocolates to satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth this year, take them to a St.

Growing up watching her mom and grandma in the kitchen, Nancy Fink remembers how she found her “happy place” there.

It’s about that time of year when we, in our frozen state, start to wish we were anywhere but here. Going on an international trip can be a bit out of our price range, though, so we came up with an alternative. Travel the world, via your plate. Here in St.

When figuring out what protein is for dinner, it’s easy to get into a rut. Burgers, pork chops, dry chicken—again. It’s easy to forget there’s more to poultry than just chicken, and that chicken doesn’t have to be boring.

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.