A night out often makes you, well, hungry, to put it simply. But not to worry—if you’re out and about and suddenly find yourself in desperate need of a bite to eat, we’ve got you covered. From big juicy burgers and savory egg rolls to delicious thin-crust pizza and even late-night breakfast, White Bear Lake has just what you need to tide you over—and keep the fun going strong, all night long. Read more about Review: Six Great Late-Night Eats in White Bear Lake
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Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. And for many, that means kicking their New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds into high gear. But watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to skimp on flavor. To aid you on your quest for figure-friendly dishes, we’ve found some of the area’s most scrumptious selections that won’t leave you feeling one bit guilty.
SEARED WILD SALMON
“A chicken in every pot” was Herbert Hoover’s presidential campaign slogan in 1928; a plentitude of chicken dinners was a reflection of national prosperity. His vision was realized: now there is a chicken in every pot—and one in every oven, microwave, grill, rotisserie—you get the picture. Chicken is now one of the most popular (and economical) choices for dinner. It’s wonderfully versatile: from the simple roasted bird to an elaborate coq au vin, everyone has a favorite chicken dish. We rounded up a flock of fine chicken dishes for you to enjoy nearby. Read more about Review: Great Chicken Dishes in White Bear Lake
“Dessert” and “holiday” are practically synonymous; for many of us, this is one of the few times that we freely indulge in sweets. We look forward to the sugary treats as much as we do the other stuff. Since there is only so much real estate in our tummies, it’s important to weigh all the options and choose carefully, since the array can be a tad overwhelming. We’re here to help. Whether feeding a crowd or stashing a little something-something for yourself, the scrumptiousness awaits. Here are a few mighty tempters to sweeten the “other stuff.” Read more about Review: White Bear Lake Holiday Desserts to Sweeten the Season
Let Kowalski’s eliminate a little bit of this year’s holiday stress with Thanksgiving meals to go. Deli director Jenny Mahoney says for many of their customers this service has become “the new normal.” Just place your order at least one week before Thanksgiving and pick up your meal (with reheating instructions) from Kowalski’s on November 27. The meal includes an all-natural turkey, all of your favorite sides, rolls, and even a fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Read more about Kowalski’s Offers a Portable Thanksgiving
White Bear Lake has been enjoying JJ’s Bierstube since it opened in 1999, but this restaurant has a history going back more than 50 years. JJ’s Bierstube is actually the latest of a group of Bierstube Steak House and Grills around the Twin Cities area. Owners Jim McArdle and Jim Yanz added White Bear Lake to the list of Bierstube locations, alongside Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Oakdale and Red Wing. Read more about Celebrate Oktoberfest with German Fare from JJ’s Bierstube
Legend has it that some dude named Sandwich (the Earl of Sandwich? Count Sandwich?) was the first to get the idea of stuffing tasty tidbits between slices of bread. His ingenious discovery has transcended its origins to spawn a sandwich universe that’s evolved to cross lines of class, culture and continents. Portable, affordable and infinitely adaptable, sandwiches satisfy at any meal. There is a serious array of sandwiches to choose from ’round here—what are you in the mood for? Here are our favorite seven picks on the mighty ’wich. Read more about Review: Seven Great White Bear Lake Sandwiches
Boring pepper jacks, waxy cheddars and simple (gasp!) American cheeses can all hit the road. With the wealth of intriguing and complex cheeses available in town, there’s no reason not to stimulate your palate and try something new. France 44 Cheese Shop manager Benjamin Roberts highlights a few of his favorite cheeses from around the world, breaking down the science of flavors, textures and pairings so you can have the most well-rounded, and colorful, cheese tray this season. Read more about Say Cheese!
With football season in full swing, it’s time to bring out the plethora of tasty snacks that go along with rooting for your favorite team. And lucky for us, White Bear Lake has plenty of great places to watch the game or grab snacks for a crowd of hungry football fans. Here are some of our favorite bites for game day, courtesy of your local eateries.
MIKE’S BARBECUE RACING RIBS
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When you think Minnesota, you probably think comfort food—Tater Tot casserole or mom’s creamy homemade mac and cheese. But in addition to those Midwestern classics, White Bear Lake boasts an array of Asian-inspired cuisine that will rival any of your crockpot creations. We’ve scoured the area for unique Eastern eats, and here are six of our favorites. Read more about Asian-inspired Dishes around White Bear Lake