Cafe Brenda will soon close

Minneapolis chef and longtime business owner Brenda Langton has announced plans to close Cafe Brenda, which opened in the Minneapolis Warehouse District in 1986.

Langton, who opened her first restaurant in St. Paul in 1978, said in today’s Star Tribune:

“Everything has its time … I’m having a great time moving into other arenas, and I just don’t have time for it all,” she said. One such project is a Spoonriver cookbook, being published by the University of Minnesota Press. Langton also serves as a senior fellow at the U’s Center for Spirituality and Healing where she teaches a course on “Healthy Eating/Healthy Living.”

Cafe Brenda will stay open for about two more weeks.

Fans of Cafe Brenda: You can find your favorite recipes by Langton in The Cafe Brenda Cookbook: Seafood and Vegetarian Cuisine, published by University of Minnesota Press.


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