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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Restaurant Review: Volna

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! Volna, which means wave in Russian, is the first restaurant you’ll see on the Brighton […]

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Restaurant Review: Le Soleil

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 continue my exploration of the Brighton Beach boardwalk with a visit to Le Soleil, formerly […]

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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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