Food & Drink

A bottle of Pa's Sauce and Such Barbecue Sauce

It’s been more than seven years since Steve Trusten of White Bear Lake started a journey that would change his life. While caring for one of his grandchildren, Trusten began exploring avenues that would allow him to also work on other projects. He started making his own barbecue sauce.

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.

It was about one o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon when the head brewer asked me, “Is it too early to drink?”

“Naw,” I replied. “That’s why I’m here.”

Last year’s inaugural Taste of White Bear Lake was a huge success, bringing more than 500 people to Pine Tree Apple Orchard to nosh on some of the area’s best culinary creations. And this year promises to be no different, featuring 25 local food vendors.

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.

Oh, those fateful summer jobs—you know, the ones that alter the course of our lives forever (for better or worse). If you’re as lucky as Pam Powell, your summer job helped you find your calling.

  Next month, my son Dylan will be a junior at the University of Missouri, where he is studying broadcast journalism. He hopes to spend his career in front of a camera, but early on, it was the stage that held his heart.

  Next month, my son Dylan will be a junior at the University of Missouri, where he is studying broadcast journalism. He hopes to spend his career in front of a camera, but early on, it was the stage that held his heart.

  Next month, my son Dylan will be a junior at the University of Missouri, where he is studying broadcast journalism. He hopes to spend his career in front of a camera, but early on, it was the stage that held his heart.

Beat the summer heat with the delicious cucumber margarita from Acqua. Cucumber and mint infused with Sauza Blanco tequila, fresh lime and salt served on the rocks will go down smooth and cool.

There are more than 32,000 species of fish on the planet, which makes fish the most diverse of all the vertebrates. They have wriggled their way onto our plates and into our culture. There are fish gods, fish religious symbols, zodiac fish, and, many a fish book, film and artwork.

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