A few days ago, I stopped into the new Rye Delicatessen near Franklin and Hennepin in Minneapolis. As soon as I saw the words lox and bialy on their store window, I was determined to try it out. The deli is owned by Tobie Nidetz, a local restauranteur and David Weinstein. The tag line for the restaurant being, "not your grandma's delicatessen" explains the back bar featuring a whole slew of local and international crafts and spirits. The atmosphere is bright and casual with large rustic tables, self ordering and seating. As I walked in, I felt a sense of comfort, there is no pretension at this joint, just good honest food. Their menu is quite large and is written on chalk board-esc panel. I am a huge fan of lox, whitefish and bialys so of course I had to order the platter. Our friends ordered their falafel and jubano (play on cubano :)). I had a taste of the falafel which tasted light and fluffy, and delicious. Rye has all the typical Jewish deli foods your grandmother would approve of, plus much, much more. I am thrilled to have a gourmet Jewish deli in the neighborhood. Mazel Tov Rye!!!!
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