Food & Drink

Valerie’s Asian Cuisine

The Willernie restaurant is a one-woman show run by Valerie Thao.

Cindy Controneo of Controneo Wine & Spirits

This article originally appeared as part of the story Pour, Swirl and Sip in the March/April 2019 issue.

Easter pierogi prepared by Ingredients Cafe's Ben Pratt

Ever wonder what chefs at your favorite restaurants cook at home for the holidays?

Frank Hinck of Walnut Street Woodworking works on a custom kitchen item.

Making custom kitchen items, with sustainable, locally found wood is Frank Hinck’s craft.

Irish coffee, Drink, WineStreet Spirits

Irish coffee is not just a great St. Patrick's Day cocktail, it's a perfect winter warmer as well.

Chef Lee Wolfson with a pizza.

The Wolfson family cooks up American standards and Moroccan stew.

Michael Twitty cooks food at Fort Snelling.

Resident Kevin Maijala brings food historian Michael Twitty to Fort Snelling.

quad city pizza mahtomedi minnesota

Search “Quad City–style pizza” on Wikipedia, and 28 results will come up. There were 27—and not a single one near Minnesota—until one day in June, that changed. Mahtomedi made the list and Quad Cities native and QC (“Quad Cities”) Pizza owner Dennis Schneekloth rejoiced.

Greg Knothe hasn’t always been a French-trained chef, but he’s always enjoyed making good food.  In 2004, after working as a machinist for many years, Knothe left the world of manufacturing to pursue

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