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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Jeff’s Jewy January

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One of the things that drew me to TC Jewfolk years ago was the fact that through the internet and social media, there was no judgment about me or my Judaism. It was and is an online community for all of the Jews here – regardless of how we participated, where we participated, and with […]

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Mall Of America’s Kashrut Boom

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In 2018 the Mall of America got its first ever Kosher certified restaurant, Earth Burger. Located in the food court (below the movie theaters), Earth Burger is the first national vegan fast-food chain. It carries a Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc) Kosher certification and serves two different veggie burgers, BBQ jackfruit, Chik’n tenders and a variety […]

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TC Jewfolk Guide To Christmas 2018

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Christmas can be sort of a bummer for us Jewish folk. Friends head home for grandma’s famous holiday ham, stores are closed, the excitement of gift unwrapping ended last week. But there is a silver lining. The city is ours!!! Mwahahaha! TC Jewfolk has your Christmas go-to guide for all the best restaurants, Chinese joints, […]

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Andrew Zimmern’s Controversy is Our Opportunity

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Food personality Andrew Zimmern recently made some offensive and arrogant remarks about American-Chinese food. In his own words, “Well … I think I’m saving the souls of all the people from having to dine at these horseshit restaurants masquerading as Chinese food that are in the Midwest.” Ever since this controversy exploded, I have struggled […]

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