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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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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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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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