Winter Highlights Along the St. Croix River
Where to eat
Grecco's In St. Croix Falls, this gourmet restaurant offers creative dishes such as coconut-crusted scallop with tomato pico and butternut squash (pictured at left; 715/483-5003; greccos.com).
Aprille's Showers Tea Room This fabulously frilly Stillwater tearoom hosts a popular Victorian Christmas Tea. Reservations required (651/430-2004; aprilleshowers.com).
The Kitchen Bistro-style fare at this Stillwater newcomer includes pan-roasted smoked salmon with apple julienne and bacon jam (651/342-1556; thekitchenstillwater.com).
Rocky River Bakery Get a fritter and hot cider for under $3 at the Taylors Falls, Minnesota, bakery (651/465-7655; rockyriverbakery.com).
San Pedro Cafe Caribbean fare adds unexpected spice to the Hudson dining scene (715/386-4003; sanpedrocafe.com).