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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Betony - Czech Mate

Red Alert: Betony

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? You might remember Brasserie Pushkin, the ephemeral New Russian restaurant that attempted to reproduce a Moscow institution in midtown Manhattan. I certainly wasn’t the only one thinking that the food didn’t quite meet the expectations set […]

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Russ & Daughters Café

Restaurant Review: Russ & Daughters 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! Russ & Daughters has been a Lower East Side institution for a century. The story of this […]

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