Food & Drink

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.

You won’t find any green beer on tap at Manitou Station this St. Patrick’s Day. “We’re just the kind of place that doesn’t have to put leprechauns and shamrocks up all over,” says co-owner Jake McKeague. “We’re as authentic as you can get.

Chocolate—there’s nothing like it. For some, it’s their one guilty pleasure. For others, it’s the perfect antidote for a bad day. No matter what your level of chocolate-loving is, we tend to think its divine in all of its variations and forms.

If there's one word that's synonymous with Valentine's Day, it's chocolate—or chocolat, as the French say. If your Valentine has a sweet tooth (and who doesn’t?), hightail it to Chez Arnaud, White Bear Lake’s favorite French bakery.

Ever been bored by the cheddar cheese/bacon or lettuce/tomato/onion combinations that appear on every burger menu? Not a problem at BYO Burger, a recent addition to the White Bear Lake dining scene.

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.

“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.

Whether you call them small bites, hors d’oeuvres, amuses-bouches or just plain tempting, these dainty bites of deliciousness will have mouths watering and undoubtedly fill many platters this holiday season.

“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.

With holiday gatherings right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect wines to accompany your meal.

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