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.

Fate had a hand in Farrell Tuohy’s business career, as he almost bought into the Pizza Man restaurant 30 years ago, but backed out. “It was a different time in my life,” he says. “I was much younger, and it scared me.”

For the past 31 years, Preferred Kitchens has provided families in White Bear Lake and surrounding areas with kitchen, bath and home improvement makeovers.

What was most recently The Station Pub has undergone a renovation in both dining and atmosphere under new owners Brian Johnson and chef Andrew Benney, and is now the Manitou Grill & Event Center.

The tree has been taken down, the ornaments stored for another year and empty bottles of New Year’s champagne tossed in the recycling. For many, this is about the time where snow is no longer pretty, and the chill is no longer refreshing.

With a combination of Ghirardelli milk and white chocolate sauces, steamed milk and espresso roasted by Alakef in Duluth, the zebra mocha is one of the most popular drinks on The Coffee Cottage’s menu.

A snazzy grocery store and a Neapolitan pizza joint bring new food options to Vadnais Heights.

The original North Oaks restaurant was started in 1992 by Soile Anderson and has since expanded to Little Canada and Bloomington. Anderson also founded the Art Deco restaurant in St. Paul.

We know there are people in the world who don’t like mushrooms. Well, this restaurant feature is not for those people. Here, we love all things truffle and mushroom.

Without a savory turkey dinner accompanied by a healthy helping of cranberries, stuffing and buttery mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving just isn’t the same. And two local entities want to make sure everyone has that same experience.

On the corner of Warner Avenue and Stillwater Road in Willernie, pizza has been king for years—the heavenly aroma of mozzarella cheese, red sauce and pizza dough fill the air, as beloved as the quaint post office and small businesses down the street.

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