St. Paul’s Hyacinth Planning Ticketed Hanukkah Meal

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Rikki Giambruno isn’t Jewish, but the chef and owner of St. Paul’s Hyacinth has long been a fan of Hanukkah traditions – a combination of working in Brooklyn and having a Jewish brother-in-law. The combination of those two things is leading to what could be a new tradition at his restaurant. Sunday night, Giambruno is […]

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New Memoir Revives Recipes That Survived The Holocaust

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Eva Moreimi wasn’t shielded from her parents’ experiences having survived the Holocaust. Growing up in Czechoslovakia, she ofter overheard her parents and their friends discussing their often harrowing tales of survival. “I was very little when I first overheard their conversations with their friends,” said Moreimi, who now lives in Minneapolis. “Most of their friends […]

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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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