Red Alert: Alternative Schnitzels

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Zagat says alternative schnitzels are trendy in NYC. For proof, the duck schnitzel at The Marrow: When Harold Dieterle reached for his mallet at newly opened West Village joint The Marrow, he didn’t start hammering veal […]

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Restaurant Review: Koliba

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! Koliba, which means chalet in Slovak, is located in Astoria, not too far from the Bohemian Hall […]

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Restaurant Review: Hospoda

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! In a sleepy corner of the Upper East Side, Czech restaurant Hospoda recently opened on the ground flour […]

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Czech and Slovak Festival at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

Last weekend, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, NY hosted their annual Czech and Slovak Festival. For two days, bands and folk artists offered performances traditional and contemporary, Czech and Slovak. Here are the Czechoslovak Moravian Club Folk Dancers: It’s worth mentioning the Bohemian Hall’s long history. At the end of the 19th century, many […]

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