Restaurant Review: Korzo Haus

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! From the outside, Korzo Haus just looks like another hole-in-the-wall located in a forgotten block of […]

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Red Alert: Coulibiac at M. Wells

Red Alert! Eastern European dishes are invading random Western restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? The salmon coulibiac at M. Wells Diner is a serious dish that serves about 4 people. The favor profile is very focused: salmon, salmon roe, dill, chives and lemon — no mushrooms, rice or eggs like […]

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Restaurant Review: Tatiana Grill

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! With spring finally here, why not have dinner on the Brighton Beach boardwalk? Tatiana Grill, a […]

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Restaurant Review: Vernissage

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! This time, we got out of New York City to visit Vernissage in Hawthorne, NJ. Located in […]

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Vladimir Poutine

Vladimir Poutine

Poutine is a dish from Quebec consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with gravy. Not very Eastern European, you may say. I could argue that there’s nothing more Russian than a recipe containing both potatoes and cheese, but that’s not the point. Poutine is also the French spelling of Vladimir Putin‘s last name, […]

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Restaurant Review: Russian Samovar

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! On 52nd Street and Broadway, Russian Samovar spares you the endless trips out to Brighton Beach […]

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Restaurant Review: Karczma

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! Karczma, which means inn in Polish, is a nice little restaurant that opened in 2007 and […]

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Restaurant Review: Apsheron

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 the inland part of the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, Apsheron is an Azeri restaurant […]

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Azeri Cuisine - Chinar on the Island

Restaurant Review: Chinar on the Island

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! What to do on Black Friday on your way back to New York after a Thanksgiving […]

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Restaurant Review: Skovorodka

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! First up, Skovorodka in Brighton Beach: Conveniently located by the B and Q trains, Skovorodka, which […]

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