Food & Drink

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.

No one likes meat that is boring and dull. But perhaps those who like it least are trained chefs.

In 2009, local playwright Claudia Haas took to the web to compile recipes from her mother on her blog, Journey of an Italian Cook.

When it comes to eating out, kids can be a chef’s toughest critics. Picky eaters abound in that 10-and-under category, so we decided to round up some of the best of the kids’ menu items in the White Bear Lake area for you and your mini gourmet.

For Pat Cranston, the concession business runs in the family. The White Bear resident opened Daryl’s Dog House in 2013, but his grandfather, Daryl, got into the business after he retired roughly 35 years before that. And he’s not alone.

On sizzling summer days, when humidity has reached tropical levels, the last thing we want to do is heat up the kitchen by cooking. Those also tend to be the (rare) days when heavy carbs just aren’t appetizing.

The newest dessert haven in White Bear Lake greets its customers with a friendly message: “Welcome, cupcake lovers.” Inspired by the creativity of owner Melynda Harjes, the white and blue building on the corner of Banning and Third Street, is now home to

Puppa-na-wuppana is a beagle with a long name and a magical nose, and now the hero of two children’s books with stories of all of the trouble he manages to find.

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