North Miami Beach - Bahor

Restaurant Report: Bahor in Florida

Located in the middle of a strip mall in North Miami Beach, Bahor must seem like a UFO to most locals. Save for emigrants from the post-Soviet space, how many Floridians have ever heard of Georgia (the country) and Uzbekistan (also a country)? In a state where seafood and fresh produce abound yet regional cuisine […]

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Restaurant Review: Cheeseboat

It was only a matter of time before New York’s (modest) Georgian cheese bread trend hit Williamsburg. But with Cheeseboat, opened about a year ago, the hipster-turned-yuppie neighborhood doesn’t do things half way. From the giant neon vulva representing an Adjaran khachapuri in the window, to a menu featuring well over a dozen different cheese breads, the joint […]

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Restaurant Review: Old Tbilisi Garden

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! Red Alert! Greenwich Village is turning into a nest of Soviets! Only a few months after […]

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Restaurant Review: Toné 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! Do you remember Georgian Bread? At a time when Georgian restaurants in NYC were a rarity […]

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Restaurant Review: Oda House

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! Oda House, in Alphabet City, doesn’t follow any of the caricatural archetypes of Russian (and post-Soviet) […]

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Restaurant Review: Pepela

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! There aren’t too many Georgian restaurants in New York / the US /  the West, and […]

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Paris Restaurant Report: La Maison Géorgienne

In addition to my New York restaurant reviews, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on random Eastern European restaurants I visit during my various trips. These posts may not always have the depth of my traditional reviews, so I won’t provide any ratings. I’m also unlikely to write about a place if it’s […]

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Restaurant Review: Tbilisi

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! A few months ago, I remember reporting that there was no recommendable Georgian restaurant in New […]

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