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.

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.

After six months of sledding, Minnesotans want more to look forward to than road construction. So when summer finally arrives, we go outside—to play, to eat, to entertain.

We can thank Shakespeare for giving us “salad days” to refer to the time of our youth and inexperience—but for this story, we can thank ancient Latin. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “salad goes back to the Latin sal—salt.

It’s spring and the weather is changing right along with the menu. After a long winter, lighter dishes lifted with the flavors of spring are more appetizing than ever. Take a look at how St. Louis Park restaurants welcome spring.