The owner of The Olive Grove has put together a package of her four summer essential olive oils and balsamic vinegar that you should have in your pantry. They are just perfect for 4th of July celebrations.
When the weather is as pleasant as it's been the past few days...there's nothing like enjoying a meal outside. But where to go? We challenged the Food and Dining Editor of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine to determine the three most underrated patios you'll find around town. The ones not getting the praise they deserve. Stephanie March's picks are...
Some of the best breweries aren't in the cities, they're in the burbs. Throughout the summer, Twin Cities Live is going to feature some of them. Our first stop is Bald Man Brewing in Eagan. It's a hot spot for folks wanting good beer and a good vibe.
Bob and Billy Martin from Cork Wine Bar and Restaurant show Steve how to make a refreshing summer salad, perfect for a hot day. They also sampled a few other offerings from the Anoka restaurant.
Luis Carrillo, Valleyfair Executive Chef, takes "carnival food" to a new level! He shows Steve and Elizabeth how it's done.
Once you've had your fun at Valleyfair, take a break at Badger Hill Brewing Company! Badger Hill Brewing Company offers tours, has eight beers on tap, and growlers to go! Click here for information.
If you'd like to cook brats on the grill at your next summer BBQ, chances are you'll boil them in beer first. Next time, try preparing them in a crock pot instead. The Executive Chef from the Mayo Clinic Foundation, Tim McCarty explained how to make the Ultimate Asian Brat.
Now is the time to start making recipes with strawberries since their they are in season. Here are some fantastic recipes you must make this summer. Owner of the Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shows us how.
Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks shows us what's new for them. Besides drinking the cider, he shows us how to cook with it too.
We challenged three Twin Cities based food critics to pick their favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities to get French Fries. It was hard for them to each choose only one! Joy Summers from Minnesota Monthly, Jess Fleming from the Pioneer Press and Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine share their go-to spot.
Find a dad and ask him if he wants prime rib... chances are he's going to say yes! Chef Josh Hedquist from the Copper Hen shows us how you can enjoy prime rib on Father's day or on any day!
Cook book author and recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller was put to the task again with a recipe for Mississippi Roast that has taken over the internet! Mary Jane actually liked the recipe as it was, saying it was "soooo yummy." What she didn't like was all of the pre-made mixes it uses because of the sodium and preservatives they contain.
If you're entertaining this summer you're going want to make something that not only impresses your friends... but is also easy to make. If you can slice bread then you're on the right track. Owner of Coalition in Excelsior and Edina, Chef Eli Wollenzein showed Elizabeth and Steve how to make Blueberry and Raddish bruschetta.
Tucked away on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus, the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science is busy conducting research. And they're selling ground beef, steaks and more inside a showroom, which is open to the public. Thanks to the Minnesota Beef Council, Elizabeth gets a tour of their facility. If you like a ribeye but don't...
To grab attention in the liquor store aisles, winemakers are spending more money to make fancier labels. But don't let that be the deciding factor on what you purchase. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares four wines with less than glamorous labels that aren't worth passing up.
The Lookout Bar and Grill in Maple Grove is the perfect spot to celebrate the start of summer.
Baseball games, barbecues, cabin trips… Many of us get swept up in the fun of summer activities so when it comes to cooking dinner for your family this summer, something quick and easy is always your best bet!
Food trucks continue to be all the craze and Owner and Chef of the Lookout Bar and Grill, Mike Kinnan says their Memphis Egg Roll is a food truck sensation!
The supper club culture invites people to visit with friends, enjoy a hearty meal and remains an important part to the Minnesota dining scene because it allows guests to feel at home. Food critic for the Minnesota Monthly, Joy Summer gave a roundup of her favorite supper clubs in the Twin Cities.
In celebration of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, Erin Campbell from Nadia Cakes stopped by to give Steve and Elizabeth a lesson on decorating a fun pirate-themed cake using modeling chocolate.