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January 2015

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A Toast To The Taste Of Italy … Right Here In Afton

Cheers to the Afton House Inn for the great Italian Ruffino Wine Dinner they featured in January. It really gave us an escape from the wintery outside with the tastes of sunny Italy and no airfare, just the short drive to Afton along the St. Croix. The inviting Wheel Room at the historic Afton House Inn was brimfull, with more than 80 hungry diners on hand to be greeted by our hosts, Afton Owner Dave Jarvis and Executive Chef Ryan Kaliher.

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Culinary Q&A with David Shea

As founder of Shea, Inc., David Shea has played an influential role in the development of major architectural designs and creation of concepts and brands throughout the country and abroad.

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Raise a Glass to 2015 and NYE at Spoon and Stable

Ah food, glorious food. No, not a flashback to the musical “Oliver," but the best way to wind down the year as I look forward to a new one. Of course I mean toasting New Year's Eve.

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Reinventing The Bloody Mary

Savory cocktails may be high on consumers’ list of adult beverages, but that’s not why Bloody Marys are still popular for breakfast, brunch and evenings. The number of Bloody Marys on menus at U.S. bars and restaurants climbed 8.2 percent from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2014, according to Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice research firm.

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