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.

The little cabin in the woods on the shore of Goose Lake has undergone many changes over the years, but its current incarnation as Cabin 61 may be its best form yet.

Sure, Halloween is about the kiddos in their cute costumes and their sweet pleas for treats in lieu of tricks. It’s about orange plastic pumpkins filled with bite-size chocolate bars and sugary candy that moms and dads hope their pint-sized progeny forget about in a week or so.

Big Wood Brewery continues to create great brews. The business began in 2009 during the recession, when beer was brewed in a wood flooring distribution company and served to its contractors at seminars, as a way to boost spirits.

Some days, it can be hard to tell if you’re on the right path to achieving your goals, but for Shawn and Barbara Smith, the dozens of loyal regulars at their White Bear Lake restaurant are a sure sign of success.

Taste of White Bear Lake returns for its sixth year of delectable food and live music. The venue offers food samples from 20 restaurants, including Donatelli’s, EAT!@Banning and 5th, Keys Café and Bakery, and many more. There will also be wine tasting and a silent auction.

We may be nearly 6,000 miles from Tokyo, but a new destination restaurant aims to bring the flavors of Japan’s capital to the shores of White Bear Lake.

If a big old juicy burger sounds like a great summer meal, Lucy’s Burgers brings a new flair to the classic grill favorite. It’s one of the newest additions to the White Bear area and features all the mouthwatering burgers imaginable.

From delicious spring rolls to spicy homemade curry sauces, Ban Thai Restaurant in White Bear has been dishing out authentic Thai cuisine for 12 years.

What do Mother’s Day and food have in common? One word: brunch. It’s a favorite for many, and a tradition for even more on the second Sunday of May each year.

Graduation season is officially upon us, and nothing says celebrating the closing of a chapter of life like lots (and lots) of parties. But these parties aren’t just the typical finger foods, meat and cheese tray and some punch.

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