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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Smoked Bacon and Birch Vodka

If you read my previous post about Nasha Rasha, you might remember that their flavored vodkas were about the only things worth spending a ruble on. There was a good blood orange vodka, but this hardly deserves a serious recipe. Take vodka, fresh blood orange juice (reduced over low heat, optionally), simple syrup, and mix to your […]

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Restaurant Review: Nasha Rasha

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 (or very near) the Flatiron District, Nasha Rasha took over the spot of former Bazar […]

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Restaurant Review: Taam Tov

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! Taam Tov, in Midtown West, is probably the only Uzbek restaurant in Manhattan. More precisely, they […]

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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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Restaurant Review: Pravda

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! Opened in 1996, Pravda, in Nolita, is a creation of restaurateur Keith McNally, the man behind hits […]

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Restaurant Review: Mari Vanna

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! Mari Vanna, open since 2009 in the Flatiron district, is the New York outpost of a […]

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Restaurant Review: #1 Uzbek Palace

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! #1 Uzbek Palace starts the review with a few handicaps. First, it’s located in the middle […]

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Restaurant Review: Caspiy

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! Caspiy, in Sheepshead Bay, is not your typical Russian floor show restaurant, in that it doesn’t […]

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