Food & Drink

Nearly 100 years ago, a young Italian named Charles Vescio traveled across the Atlantic in search of his father, who had immigrated to North America.

Head baker Anne Andrus, left, with friend and co-worker of Honey and Rye Bakehouse, Emily Ackerman.

In Europe and as well as many other parts of the world, families make daily stops at their neighborhood bakeries to pick up pastries for breakfast or loaves of crusty bread for dinner. Here in the United States, our bakery shopping looks, well, a little different. Sliced white bread, anyone?

As the great Tom Jones sang, “It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone …” We believe it’s not unusual to think outside the sugar box when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, so we’ve collected some not-so-traditional treats just as deserving of love as a box of chocolates.

Even though Park Yogurt opened just last September, it’s already become a local favorite. Owner Nancy Pettit, who has lived in St. Louis Park for 18 years, couldn’t be more pleased with the reception.

Ever since it opened in 1957, Beek’s Pizza has been the place to go for great local pizza. Owner Mari Anderson thinks Beek’s success lies in its commitment to tradition.

Another new year is upon us, and with it comes another shot at losing those last15 pounds. We all know diet and exercise work in tandem to create a healthy individual. Tohelp keep the diet half of the bargain, we asked chefs from six St.

This delicious tuna poke from Mill Valley Kitchen boasts a mere 200 calories.

Savory or sweet, there is something appealing about small bites. They are perfect for trying something new, sharing with a friend or just as a fun way to think outside the mealtime box.

As late morning sunlight streams through the picture windows of his St. Louis Park café, Vitali Logman, owner of Vitali’s Bistro, is the quintessential host.