White Bear Lake restaurants

An homage to Asian noodle dishes around the lake

Slippery, slithery, shimmery noodles— how we love you! It’s hard to imagine life without the noodle, as humankind has been blessed with the noodle’s delights for a very long time. Eons, in fact: the Chinese invented the noodle thousands of years ago; recently, archeologists unearthed a 4,000-year-old bowl of millet noodles. We’ve been sucking them up with great gusto ever since. Made from flour, salt and water with slight variations between noodle types, this simple recipe makes magic on our plates and in our tummies.

Review: Best Bacon in White Bear Lake

You can practically hear Homer Simpson saying it: “Mmm … bacon.” But maybe it was your own voice intoning those words of love. Check the mirror. Do you see a blissed-out expression? Is that a trickle of drool on your chin? Yep, it was you, and suddenly you need bacon, stat.

We’ve got you covered. We joyfully chased down the tastiest bacon treats in the lake area, from traditional to innovative. So next time your bacon craving hits, run, don’t walk, to one of these bacon-loving spots.

Margaux's Table Moves into New Home

Margaux’s Table is making major moves—physical and conceptual. In March, the award-winning catering company moved from a commercial kitchen to a Washington Square location, and owner Margaret Doran built out the kitchen and remodeled the 2,000-square-foot space to expand the business in a big way.

Review: White Bear Lake's Best Pizzas

Pizza has been called the “perfect food” for many reasons: it represents several food groups, it’s portable, versatile, easy to find, adored by all and just plain delicious. The world of pizza cuisine has evolved from the standard red-sauce-gooey-cheese configuration to embrace all sorts of creative and often outlandish possibilities. Rumor has it there’s even a “sushi pizza” out there, although we couldn’t find such travesty in our ’hood.

Manitou Station Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

You won’t find any green beer on tap at Manitou Station this St. Patrick’s Day. “We’re just the kind of place that doesn’t have to put leprechauns and shamrocks up all over,” says co-owner Jake McKeague. “We’re as authentic as you can get. Our back bar is a loose re-creation of a back bar at a pub on the west coast of Ireland.”

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