Czech Cuisine - Doma Na Rohu

Restaurant Review: Doma Na Rohu

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Save for a handful of Austrian and German joints, Central European cuisine has become pretty scarce […]

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East Village - Kafana

Restaurant Review: Kafana

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! It’s hard to believe that Kafana has been serving Serbian food in the East Village for […]

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Manoir Hovey - Le Hatley Restaurant

Red Alert: Le Hatley in the Eastern Townships, Quebec

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Quebec is particularly well-suited for Red Alerts. First, the latitude and climate aren’t that different from those of many places in Eastern Europe, which means that at least some of the flora and fauna […]

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The Best and Worst Restaurants of 2015

The Best and Worst Restaurants of 2015

Only six full-on restaurant reviews this year, just like in 2014. Sigh… Will I live long enough to review all the Eastern European joints in NYC? Though some of them sadly closed shortly after their openings, several of this year’s entries are enduring institutions, so there’s hope. Then again, quantity shouldn’t trump quality. Just look […]

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Russian Cuisine - Kapowski's

Restaurant Review: Kapowski’s

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! I knew it would happen sooner or later: the restaurant I’m reviewing today shut its doors before […]

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Uzbek Cuisine - Uma's

Restaurant Review: Uma’s

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! Uma’s in Rockaway Beach combines two elements that you rarely find together: Uzbek food and a surf […]

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Belmont - Gurra Café

Restaurant Review: Gurra Café

A note about my restaurant reviews: New York City counts many Eastern European restaurants scattered across the five boroughs, most of them ignored by restaurant critics and diners alike. I intend to visit as many as I can and report! These days, the Belmont neighborhood in the Bronx might be more evocative of Albania than Italy, even […]

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Buffalo - Bosnian Cuisine - Balkan Dining

Red Alert: Balkan Dining in Buffalo

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? This post departs from my typical Red Alerts in the sense that Balkan Dining, in Buffalo, NY, is a legit Eastern European restaurant, not a random eatery that serves a somewhat Eastern European dish. However, […]

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12 Chairs

Red Alert: 12 Chairs Café

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? 12 Chairs Café is named after a satyrical novel by Soviet authors Ilf and Petrov that nobody’s ever read outside of Soviet Union. Or is that so? The owners explain on their web site that they “started out […]

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Caviar Russe

Red Alert: Caviar Russe

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Far away from the hype of New York’s incessant restaurant openings and closings lies a disregarded culinary genre, that microcosm, the caviar shop-cum-restaurant. Several of the big players have or have had one such establishment. The smaller […]

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