Food & Dining

Mall Cuisine: Novel Noshing + Fan Favorites

By Holly Peterson / April 8, 2021

Photos courtesy of Mall of America The combination of the spring weather and the vaccine rollout has a lot of…

Keeping in Spirit(s): Du Nord Craft Spirits

By Holly Peterson / April 8, 2021

“We make five products. We only make what we like…We like our gin. We like our vodka. We like our…

A Spirited History: Haskell’s Wine and Spirits

By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/stokkete Haskell’s Wine and Spirits has been a Twin City tradition since prohibition times. This well-stocked libation…


By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Many industries were hurt by the pandemic, the immediate wrath being dealt swiftly to the restaurant industry. The Twin Cities…

From the Editor: Mall Munchies

By Ryan Patchin / April 8, 2021

Photo by Ryan Patchin The mall is back. After months of mostly-empty hallways and roped-off food courts—the Mall of America…

Appetite For Change

By Holly Peterson / March 11, 2021

Pork Tenderloin, Breaking Bread Catering. Photo by Ashley Moyna Picking a caterer is tough. From flavor to aesthetics to price…

The Woman’s Club

By Holly Peterson / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of The Woman’s Club “The Woman’s Club is one of the best kept secrets in Minneapolis. It’s seven…

Black-Owned Restaurants In The Twin Cities

By Holly Peterson / February 25, 2021

Margherita Pizza from Tommie’s. Photo by Holly Peterson This month, Lavender thought it would be fun to highlight five of…

Eat the Menu: COVID Cuisine

By Holly Peterson / January 28, 2021

Photo by Ryen Goldsmith We are halfway through winter and chances are good that you are looking for some fresh…

Out With The Old, In With The Food

By Kassidy Tarala / December 17, 2020

Photo courtesy of B.A.D. Wingz As the Twin Cities mourns the beloved restaurants and bars that were shuttered due to…

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