Cecil’s Memories: Readers Respond

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In honor of the 70th anniversary of Cecil’s Deli, we asked our readers to weigh in with their memories of the venerable St. Paul institution. Here are some of the responses: It is always a great pleasure Dining at Cecil’s. I really grew up at Cecil’s Deli with my mom and dad, and then my […]

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A First-Timer’s Guide To Cecil’s

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I am just slightly too young to have memories of the Lincoln Del. However, I’ve been to Crossroads many times, Brother’s Deli downtown, the short-lived Rye, the even shorter-lived Meyvn, and others across the country. But did you know there’s actually a deli in St. Paul? I’ve lived as a Jew in Minneapolis for all […]

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July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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Who The Folk?! Sheila Leventhal

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As Cecil’s Deli celebrates its 70th anniversary today, there is one person who has been involved since the beginning: Sheila Leventhal. As the daughter of the founders, Cecil and Faye Glickman, Sheila started as an 8-year-old helping around the market before the restaurant even opened 15 years later. Sheila reflects on a life shaping the […]

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Penny’s Coffee Rolls Out New Israeli-Inspired Menu

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Shawn McKenzie has big plans for Penny’s Coffee — and they involve za’atar. Penny’s, known for its modern design, artisanal coffee, and crepes, added Shawn to the team in the fall as its culinary director. In March, they unveiled their in-house bakery. On the menu: tahini babka, bourekas, and — new this week — challah. […]

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In Memoriam: Meyvn

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With last week’s announcement that Meyvn was closing, the Twin Cities again bids farewell to an attempt at a deli, as the Lyn-Lake eatery joins the list of those trying to take up the mantle since Lincoln Del’s closure in 2000. Here’s the thing about Meyvn: It was good. Not great. Not otherworldly. And that, […]

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Behind The Scenes Of Beth El’s Tu B’Shevat Seder

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What does it take to put on a one-of-a-kind event for a less-than-well-known holiday? Or asking top local chefs to step outside of their comfort zones to cook in a style that they aren’t used to? That’s what happens each winter at Beth El Synagogue for the annual Tu B’Shevat Seder. This year’s event was […]

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Refresh Your Tu B’shvat With These Recipes

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With a dusting of fresh snow on the ground and single-digit temperatures, it’s hard to believe that spring is around the corner. Yet in Israel – it truly is. As we prepare to celebrate Earth, spring and renewal for Tu B’shvat on Jan. 21, how about we refresh our old recipes as well? Instead of […]

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