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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Red Alert: Alternative Schnitzels

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Zagat says alternative schnitzels are trendy in NYC. For proof, the duck schnitzel at The Marrow: When Harold Dieterle reached for his mallet at newly opened West Village joint The Marrow, he didn’t start hammering veal […]

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Georgia Strait Coho Salmon: Crab-Stuffed Salmon Paupiette and Salmon Brandade

No, this is not a post about some remote arm of the Black Sea in the Republic of Georgia. The strait I’m referring to is the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver, BC! We took a family trip to Hollywood North last month, and I used the opportunity to book my first saltwater fishing trip with Captain Guy […]

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Red Alert: Moscow 57 Under The Tracks

Red Alert! Random Eastern European dishes are invading our streets and restaurants! Should you duck and cover, or welcome the enemy? Not unlike Iron Curtain, Moscow 57 is a restaurant-to-be that plans to serve pan-Soviet cuisine and offers previews before opening. They also operate as a catering business. With their Moscow 57 Under The Tracks […]

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Restaurant Review: Dacha

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! Just south of Washington Square, new kid on the block Dacha occupies a somewhat cursed spot that’s seen a […]

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Restaurant Review: Brasserie Pushkin

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! Russian restaurants seem to be opening faster than I can visit them these days. I feel […]

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Restaurant Review: Onegin

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! Onegin in Greenwich Village is the latest addition to the Russian restaurant scene. If we’re to […]

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