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.