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The weekday deli Shorty Goldstein’s closed in San Francisco’s Financial District last March, but fans of Shorty’s pastrami can now rejoice: It is coming back, but the commute will be much longer. (Bummer for J. staff — it was just around the corner from our office!) Former chef-owner Michael Siegel has announced he’ll be executive chef at a new modern diner in Sonoma called Mint & Liberty. The menu is still being finalized, but he says it will include some distinct Jewish items, such as pastrami, matzah ball soup and stuffed cabbage. Mint & Liberty will be located in the Maxwell Village Center at 19101 Sonoma Highway 12. There is no opening date yet; to find out more, visit mintandliberty.com.