Russian Food - Babushka Café

Restaurant Review: Babushka 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! Culinary gransploitation is trendy, this we know. With Babushka Café in Greenwich Village, the phenomenon is brought […]

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Russian Cuisine - Kapowski's

Restaurant Review: Kapowski’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! I knew it would happen sooner or later: the restaurant I’m reviewing today shut its doors before […]

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Restaurant Review: Ariana

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! Ariana, in Greenwich Village, is the brain child of Russian singer Ariana Grinblat. According to the web site, […]

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Red Alert: Petrossian

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Petrossian, just a block south of Central Park in Midtown, is a strange beast. Contrary to what many people might think, it’s really not a Russian restaurant. It’s an “expensive ingredient” restaurant. And yet there’s a […]

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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: 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: 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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