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MSP Magazine Features Keys Cafe’s Special Hot Beef Sandwich

MSP Magazine Features Keys Cafe’s Special Hot Beef Sandwich

The iconic and unique Hot Beef Sandwich at Keys Cafe, a long-standing favorite among patrons, has garnered notable attention in an article from MSP Magazine exploring this classic dish of Hot Beef’s comforting appeal. Barbara Hunn, the visionary founder of Keys Cafe, was prominently mentioned and quoted, sharing insights into how her take on the dish has had enduring popularity with her dedicated regulars and the cafe’s commitment to traditional, made-from-scratch cooking.

In the article, “In Search of Hot Beef” Barbara Hunn reflects on the changing dining trends and the unique charm of the Hot Beef Sandwich that’s been a historic Minnesotan dish for many years. “The younger group doesn’t order it,” Hunn remarked. “They go to your trendy restaurants, your fast-food restaurants. That doesn’t have anything to do with me. I’ve had hot beef on the menu here for 47 years. You have to have a chef or someone on staff who can do the whole thing from scratch. That’s the way we’ve always done it. After you decide to do it all from scratch, it’s easy.”

This recognition by MSP Magazine highlights how for nearly five decades, Keys Cafe has served up hearty, comforting meals for its customers. The Hot Beef Sandwich stands out as a testament to the timeless appeal of well-crafted, homemade food, even when it may not be in vogue for modern American food’s current styles and tastes.

Keys Cafe prides itself on its menu which features a wide array of dishes made from scratch, ensuring each bite is as memorable as the last. The cafe’s approach to traditional cooking techniques and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere make it a beloved destination for those seeking genuine comfort food.

And if you want to find out why customers still regularly order a sandwich featuring “soft pot roast–style beef, fork tender, with a good beefy gravy, real mashed potatoes, bread—and because why not?, a scoop of stuffing”, stop by your local Keys Cafe and join our ever-growing family.