Brothers Delicatessen

50 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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  • Mon-Fri 7am-2pm
  • $
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
If pickles and pastrami thrill you to the core, you probably already know about Brothers. But if you don't, settle in for a quick history lesson: This bright restaurant perching in the skyway is the latest incarnation of a Minnesota institution, run by the Burstein family for more than 80 years. It was born as a private catering operation for a Jewish club in the 1920s, turned into Mike's Café, and eventually expanded to 16 Brothers Delicatessens. The family sold the local chain, and the new owners drove it into the ground. Then a new generation of Bursteins started it up again, and once again the best pastrami, corned beef, pickles, and bagels in town issue forth in a salty, peppery, savory, stream.The deli also operates a seasonal sandwich cart on Nicollet Mall, offering a limited version of the skyway-level shop's menu.

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    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 8 a.m. by Michelle Bruch

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    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 9:21 a.m. by Emily Cutts

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    Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:03 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010 (online and on newsstands now!), The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to [email protected]..

  • Oh, Brothers'
    Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 3 a.m. by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    The return of an institution proves why God created pastrami. The Brothers' Deli, Minneapolis

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