Chef David Fhima Buys Ribnick Building, Plans North Loop Expansion

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In the closing days of 2021, a “monumental” business deal between two notable Jewish families in the Twin Cities closed, and will result in a new restaurant coming to Minneapolis’ North Loop and marks the end of a 76-year-old family business. Bill Ribnick sold the historic building at 224 North 1st Street that had housed […]

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SLP Lunds & Byerlys Ending In-Store Kosher Bakery

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Erica Goldberg raved about the sufganiyot that the Lunds & Byerlys kosher bakery in the St. Louis Park store would make every Hanukkah. Unfortunately, the ability to get them next year will be potentially a different experience. After abruptly ending the kosher sushi production at the St. Louis Park Lunds & Byerlys last month, the […]

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The Ultimate Air Fryer Latke Recipe

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Happy Hanukkah Jewfolk! Let’s talk latkes and let’s get real. We all love them, but we hate to make them. We love the smell of freshly fried latkes, but we hate the smell that permeates every nook and cranny of our homes for many more than 8 nights. We love the traditions associated with mincing […]

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Reviewing NYC’s Baz Hanukkah Bagel

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A few weeks ago it was brought to my attention that a bagel shop in New York was selling a Hanukkah bagel package on Goldbelly. For those of you who aren’t aware, Goldbelly is a service that allows you to order high-end/gourmet foods from restaurants across the country. Want pastrami on rye from a legit […]

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Kosher Sushi Ending – For Now – At SLP Lunds & Byerlys

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After a long run of having Kosher sushi for sale at the St. Louis Park Lunds & Byerlys, Monday, Nov. 29 will be the last day that it’s available — for the foreseeable future. “We’re trying to actively search for a mashgiach to hire so we can change that,” said Ross Huseby, the general manager […]

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Frying Pan Showdown: Eight Nights, Sixteen Oil-Doused Battles

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Hanukkah can feel so commercialized these days. On the other hand, Jewfolk staff (and you too, we bet) are are so excited to eat all the fried things. And we especially want to find out what the fried favorite of the Twin Cities is in 5782. Enter: Frying Pan Showdown, a bracket-style competition between a […]

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Rosh Hashanah with a Persian Twist

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As an American with both Persian and Jewish roots, I have the privilege of celebrating new beginnings three times each year on New’s Year’s Eve, Nowruz, and Rosh Hashanah, marking each occasion with its unique traditions. Much like Rosh Hashanah, Nowruz incorporates various symbolic foods to welcome sweetness, prosperity, health, love and other desired attributes […]

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Blue Ribbon Challah

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I would venture to say that winning a blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair for challah is akin to winning a medal at the Jewish Food Olympics. I have entered many times over the years, but this, this was my year. And for all the tweaking I’ve done, I’m quite pleased – this recipe […]

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Prime Deli Closing Soon; Stewart Woodman Helming Revamped Project

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Prime Deli, St. Louis Park’s lone kosher meat restaurant, announced that it would be closing around Aug. 31 for a renovation project and a new restaurant concept, helmed by notable chef and restaurateur Stewart Woodman. “We’re working with a designer from New York and a local architect to bring the next evolution of of the […]

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Viral Social Media Post Calls Out Antisemitic Restaurant Guests

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Eli Fhima is used to welcoming a diverse clientele to Fhima’s, the Minneapolis restaurant he runs. But a Wednesday night incident angered him enough that he took his frustration to social media.  Fhima said that three women left the restaurant without paying after learning that he and his family are Jewish.  “Three Somali women walk […]

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