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Korean Meets Uzbek At Cafe At Your Mother-In-Law

Back when I wrote about Cafe Kashkar I remarked on the Korean flavors that popped up on the menu. Several blocks away at Cafe At Your Mother-In-Law the link between Korea and Uzbekistan is even more explicit. Uzbek and Russian … Continue reading

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Vegetarian At NOVO Cafe In Brighton Beach

A few weeks ago I got a message from a reader that Cafe Glechik, the Ukrainian restaurant I wrote about a few months ago, had closed. I knew that the Brighton Beach location had closed, but now it seemed that … Continue reading

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Vegetarian At Cafe Max In Brighton Beach

For many years I thought of Kebeer, a small Russian restaurant, as one of my favorite places to eat in Brighton Beach. Imagine my surprise a couple of months ago when I walked by and saw it was no longer … Continue reading

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Cafe Kashkar Serves Uyghur Food In Brighton Beach

Thankfully there was a map on my table at Cafe Kashkar, indicating where the Uyghur people live. It’s the western-most end of China, where China borders several Central Asian countries, just south of Russia. That explains, in part, why Cafe … Continue reading

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Vegetarian At Kebeer In Brighton Beach

I think of Kebeer as one of my favorite restaurants in Brighton Beach, despite the fact that I’ve only been there once. So last week, hungover and in a bad mood, I decided to head back out there to stuff … Continue reading

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Vareniki At Cafe Glechik

The first time I had vareniki was at Karloff, for the first ever post on this very blog. They were delicious, but I haven’t come across them since. Cut to late September, when I made a trip to Brighton Beach … Continue reading

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Hot & Cold Buffet At Brighton Bazaar

Lately I’ve been reflecting on my favorite places to eat in NYC, and very few of them are fancy restaurants. One of my absolute favorites is Brighton Bazaar, a Russian supermarket smack dab in the middle of Brighton Beach. It’s … Continue reading

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