Reviews

Cranberries are a familiar, even essential, part of a traditional American holiday meal, but they’ve been unfairly pigeonholed, relegated to the winter months to serve as a mere condiment to more “important” dishes. These tart little gems deserve year-round notice, if not reverence.

Take a bite out of this maple- glazed beet salad from Café Cravings.

Everything’s coming up vegetables—meatless Mondays, new government RDAs and awareness of industrial farming practices have persuaded scads of people to go vegetarian—or at least to eat more vegetable-based meals. Our food culture guru Michael Pollan dictates: “Eat food. Not too much.

The month of August occupies a special place in the local foodie’s um, gullet; not only because summer produce is at its height, but also because it’s State Fair season—i.e., stuff-your-face-with-fun-food season. The iconic “fun food” being, of course, some kind of hot dog, brat or sausage.

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.

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.