Shari’s Berries offers decadently dipped treats, from fresh strawberries and cherries to cake pops and cheesecake bites, which are perfectly portioned, wrapped and delivered. Whether you want to reward one client or an entire office of employees, these fool-proof gifts are always tasteful. Fresh, organic fruit packages and edible gourmet gift collections also are available. The company has a distribution location in Garland, and you can order online at berries.com
Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur at Rosedale Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept for the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.