Good Company: Mixly

Good Company: Mixly
The summer months are approaching, and what better to mix with warm weather than a cocktail! A group of friends here in the Twin Cities has made it much simpler for you to sip during the summer. Kelli introduces Mixly, a local company who has created several versatile flavors of handcrafted cocktail mixers. Find them in stores near you here!...

Minnesota Monthly’s GrillFest

Minnesota Monthly’s GrillFest
It’s Minnesota Monthly’s 10th annual GrillFest, and this year it’s bigger and better. There are games, burgers, beer of course in fact their raffling off 99 bottles to be exact. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson is a guest Burger Battle and Bloody Mary judge this weekend, and she’s hanging out at the CHS field with a preview.

Coborn’s Mocktail Recipes

Coborn’s Mocktail Recipes
Emily Parent, a Supermarket Dietitian from Coborn's, joins us to share her favorite mocktail concoctions using Zevia Ginger Ale.   Lemon Lime Twist Sorbet  4 lemons, 3 limes, 1 can Zevia Lemon Lime Twist and 1.5 tbsp Stevia Remove skin from lemons and limes and place in a blender Blend until combined and set aside in...

Bean Co.

Bean Co.
There are corners all over the twin cities where businesses have shut their doors, gas stations are closed, and the vitality of a neighborhood changes. That is until an entrepreneur has an idea. That’s exactly what happened in White Bear Lake! Kelli takes us to the brand new Bean Co.  

Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer Grilling Recipes
Grilling season is here to stay. If you’re looking to impress your guests at your next barbecue you’re going to have to move a step up from hotdogs… Luckily, Kelly Schmidt is here from the Minnesota Beef Council to help with three simple recipes you can make on the grill that are sure to please the crowd. #1 Hawaiian Ribeye Steaks with...

Bubble Tea Taste Test

Bubble Tea Taste Test
Food and Dining Editor from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Steph March, recently reviewed several trendy tea companies around the Twin Cities. Today, she joins us while our hosts delight in a taste test of three of these contemporary tea shops! Check out some of the drinks featured today, and more, in the following links: Tii Cup ...

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus Recipes
The asparagus season is upon us!  Chef Robin Asbell shares two recipes. Spring Farro Salad with Asparagus Serves 4 1 cup farro (semi-pearled) 1/2 bunch young carrots with tops (reserve greens, if nice), quartered lengthwise 2 cups chopped asparagus 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1/4 cup chopped parsley (or carrot tops) 2 tablespoons...

Grilled Pork Steak and Chow Chow

Grilled Pork Steak and Chow Chow
We are all ready to spend more time outdoors, which means it’s grilling season! If you’re itching to dust yours off for the season, Chef Tim McCarty from Minnesota Bork Board is here today with a prefect recipe. Pork Steak Ingredients: Butcher cut “1 thick rub Flavor BBQ seasoning on both sides Instructions: Heat...

Spring Risotto

Spring Risotto
While on vacation in Ireland, Shelagh Mullen, creator of She Cooks Design, enjoyed a Spring Risotto that she couldn’t forget.  So, she was determined to recreate it for herself and finally cracked the code!  Click here for Shelagh’s recipe.

Sooki & Mimi

Sooki & Mimi
You may not think February 2020 would be the best time to open a new restaurant, but that didn’t stop a James Beard award-winning chef from opening Sooki & Mimi. Joining us today to share some of her dishes, we have Chef Ann Kim from Sooki & Mimi! Korean Pork Tacos Hand-pressed corn tortillas topped with pork, gochujang...

Date Night Picnic

Date Night Picnic
This warmer weather has people being outdoors at every opportunity.  Susan Ritts, creator of Putting on the Ritts, has some date night picnic ideas.   SILKY PATE Serves a crowd 1 pound chicken livers 2 medium onions, chopped 3/4 cup butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon flour 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2...

Apostle Supper Club

Apostle Supper Club
Chef Brian Ingram is the creative forces behind Hope Breakfast Bar and The Gnome. Now he has a new project in Duluth that is putting his own spin on the classic supper club.  It’s the Apostle Supper Club at the Radisson Hotel in Duluth.  Apostle Supper Club is open for dinner Wedsndays through Sundays.  Click here to book your reservation.

Hawaiian Tacos

Hawaiian Tacos
Nickie Carrigan, owner of The Warehouse and Nickie Carrigan Fitness, prepares an easy recipe for Hawaiin Tacos using a recipe she found on Pinch of Yum.  For the recipe, click here. The Warehouse is showing their support of The Firefly Sisterhood, an organization where women going through breast cancer can go to get paired up with a mentor;...

Mother’s Day Menu

Mother’s Day Menu
Anna Klimmek Owner and Chef of Happy Food MN and Culinary Wellness Company teaching people how eat for their bodies in a way that works for their lives.  It’s their mission to get people in the kitchen by teaching them healthy, simple ways to get cooking! Anna prepares a Mother’s Day menu using spring ingredients! 2 Upcoming Cooking...

Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

Drinks for Cinco de Mayo
Chef and author, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a Latin food expert and says non-alcoholic festive drinks are very popular for the celebration. Links: Amalia on Instagram   Fresco De Pepita De Ayote Toasted Pumpkin Seed and Cinnamon Refresher Recipe by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard Serves 4-6 ½ cup unshelled pumpkin seeds 1...

Egg Gribiche with Asparagus

Egg Gribiche with Asparagus
If you want to make an impressive brunch for Mother’s Day, Jamie Preuss (the creator of “So Happy You Liked It”) shares a recipe using eggs from Helpful Hens.   If you really wanted to impress, you could even top this dish with a poached egg. Helpful Hens eggs are available at Lunds & Byerlys. Recipe: Egg Gribiche with...

Drinks with Drew: Mimosa’s

Drinks with Drew: Mimosa’s
Photographer and Office Mixologist, Drew Schingen shares his twists on Mimosa’s for Mothers Day. 3 Tips for Making the Best Mimosas: Pour the Sparkling Wine First Use Fresh Orange Juice Don’t Stir Sunrise Mimosa ½ oz Grenadine 4 oz Orange Juice 4 oz Champagne or Sparkling Wine 2 Maraschino Cherries 1 Orange...

Mother’s Day Flower Ideas

Mother’s Day Flower Ideas
Inspired by Mother’s Day weekend … we asked you on our Facebook page, “What are your mom’s favorite flowers?” You picked roses, carnations and daisies, so joining us now with ideas using those flowers is Bridget Connell from Haute House Studio in Edina!

Gluek’s Bar & Restaurant

Gluek’s Bar & Restaurant
One hundred and fifty TCL’ers are headed to Europe for a cruise through Germany, Austria, and Hungary.  The cruisers have gathered at Gluek’s in Minneapolis and are getting a sample of authentic German cuisine.

Argentinian Inspired Asado Platter

Argentinian Inspired Asado Platter
This Argentinian-Inspired Asado Platter might just be your new summertime, anytime favorite! Just a few simple ingredients and a grill or oven is all you need. This is an easy and flexible "no-recipe recipe" for quick weeknight meals, but it’s also easily adaptable for entertaining. Servings 4 Michele Phillips, BaconFatte.com @baconfatte...

Willows Coffee

Willows Coffee
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to mean a fancy, over-the-top gift or event. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference … like a great cup of coffee made with a little extra attention! Today we got expert advice from Willows Coffee's Viviana Gurdian on making a special pour-over coffee with homemade creamer for...

Main Street Farmer Eatery

Main Street Farmer Eatery
Main Street Farmer Eatery is a local family owned community eatery serving farm to table New American food.  They offer a seasonal rotating menu to support the farms, growers, bakeries and businesses in St. Micheal and Albertville.

Grilled Pork Chops with Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Grilled Pork Chops with Cinnamon Caramel Apples
Apples and cinnamon are always a winning combination, add in a perfectly seared pork chop and you have a simple yet delicious meal on your hands.  Chef John Van House, for CORE Foodservice, shares a recipe you’ll have to try.   For more pork recipes, check out the Minnesota Pork Board. Ingredients: 1 Boneless Pork Loin 3-4# Salt and...

BK Tap Haus Food & Drink

BK Tap Haus Food & Drink
A huge part of what makes our TCL in Your Town events successful are the restaurants and bars that host us for our viewer’s party at the end of the week.  TCL in Your Town St. Micheal and Albertville lands us at BK Tap Haus, a German-inspired tap room.