October 2016 St. Louis Park Magazine

This month, take an up-close look at the St. Louis Park culinary scene in the annual food issue.

In this land of 10,000 lakes, water is inescapable. It seeps into our lives little by little through our days at the beach, family picnics on the shore and cabins up north.

 

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.

 

The Twin Cities Film Fest found its home sweet home in St. Louis Park as it established a permanent office in the Shops at West End in January.

 

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.

 

With a career including both comedy and politics, it makes an odd kind of sense that Minnesota Junior Senator Al Franken’s personality is revealed with something as simple as an address. While not technically a native son, his family moved to Albert Lea when he was 4 and to St.

 
DIY Halloween

Last Halloween found me on the floor of my room wrestling with duct tape, scissors, yellow felt, and two laundry baskets. Why? I had decided to craft my own costume and was attempting to pull these disparate objects into a homemade cheese grater costume.

 

Meet Siri Nyman. “I am the wine buyer, and St. Louis Park is my special store.” Her mission is to make Top Ten Liquors a very special place to visit.

 

Last spring, photographer and St. Louis Park native Robert Whitman was asked by a family friend to donate one of his early photos of Prince to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) annual fundraiser.

 

Sure, we all know that trees give us lumber, paper and maple syrup, but Peter Hobart Elementary students are learning that trees also provide us with toothpaste, football helmets and, most importantly, air.

 

Kim Madrid hiked down to the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone” near the Lower Falls, North Rim, at Yellowstone National Park, with her daughter, Sofia, a third-grader at Susan Lindgren Elementary, while her husband, Martin, snapped this shot.

 

For the second year, Academy of Whole Learning in St. Louis Park has been named a National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence.

 

Thirteen-year-old Zelda spends her days watching deer in the yard and going on walks with her family. This St. Louis Park resident is a golden retriever-terrier mix who is not a trained acting dog.

 

With the presidential elections about a month away, the St. Louis Park League of Women Voters is getting ballots ready—only these ballots won’t count in the actual election. The league is partnering with St.