September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

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Kosher Restaurant To Open On U Campus

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Two years after working to get kosher sandwiches introduced as a meal option at the University of Minnesota, a full-service kosher restaurant will be greeting students when school is back in session on Sept. 3. Chabad UofM will open House of Hummus at the Coffman Memorial Union, where a strictly kosher menu of popular Israeli […]

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Drink Up! Israeli Craft Beer Industry Is Growing

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A simple Google search for “Israeli Craft Beer” might surprise you with its results. In this area, Israel is, yet again, a “Start-Up Nation.” Unlike vineyards and wineries that are as ancient as biblical times, beer breweries are relative newcomers. Craft breweries now dot the Israeli map, boasting names that reflect their locations and brewing […]

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Cecil’s Deli Featured on the Food Network

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Cecil’s Deli began its 70th year with a bang. Following celebrations in July for its 70th anniversary, Cecil’s Deli was featured in the first episode of Family Restaurant Rivals yesterday. The show premiered on the Food Network. Family Restaurant Rivals is exactly what it sounds like: families are pitted against each other and the clock […]

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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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