Food & Drink

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.

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.


Conceived by four friends—including two brothers—the West End’s most recent restaurant serves Indian food in a beautiful contemporary space with a bar full of unique craft cocktails.

The food-truck trend has definitely hit home with St. Louis Park’s own Muddy Paws Cheesecake taking a ride. Last June, the bakery unveiled Camp Cheesecake—a colorful 1964 camper carrying those sought-after homemade cheesecakes.