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Cafe at Your Mother-in-Law, Uzbek and Korean in Brighton Beach

New York Paul Yee Post a comment

Cafe At Your Mother-In-Law, aka Elza Fancy Food, offers authentic Koryo Saram cuisine, the food of ethnically Korean Uzbekistani immigrants. More

Where to Find Shoti, the 'Georgian Baguette,' in South Brooklyn

New York Andrew Coe 4 comments

The most famous Georgian bread in New York right now is khachapuri, a heavy, cheese-stuffed gut bomb that may send you in search of a nap. If you're looking for something lighter from one of Brooklyn's talented Georgian bakeries, seek out shoti, a lean bread that's something like the Georgian baguette, made in a much cooler oven. More

The Dark, Dense, and Multigrain Breads of the Brighton Bazaar

New York Andrew Coe Post a comment

One of the best places to see New York's bounty of dark, dense Russian breads is Brighton Bazaar, arguably the city's best Russian market. There you can buy aromatic, freshly-baked, glistening brown loaves coming straight from...Germany!? More

Russian Pastries on a Budget at Bakery La Brioche

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

On a sleepy stretch of Brighton Beach Avenue you'll find Bakery La Brioche, a glitzed-out Russian bakery with gold trim and marble countertops festooned with doughnuts, cakes, and small buns. If you've been disappointed by pretty-looking but dull-tasting pastries elsewhere in Brighton Beach, this bakery may be your answer. More

Support South Brooklyn's Bread Bakers

New York Andrew Coe 2 comments

Thanks to its incredibly diverse immigrant population, the stretch of South Brooklyn from Coney Island to Sheepshead Bay is one of the city's richest feeding grounds for those interested in ethnic eats. Unfortunately, as readers know, it is also one of the low-lying neighborhoods hardest hit by the Sandy surge. Here's our report on the state of South Brooklyn's bread. More

Mexican Eats: El Jarochito in Brighton Beach

New York Scarlett Lindeman Post a comment

The Russian-speaking enclave of Brighton Beach may conjure up images of caviar, fur-storage centers, and fading pastel hued high rise condos of a beach resort that never was. But once you walk the streets of Neptune Avenue, signs of diversity are apparent: women in colorful saris leading their children to school, Pakistani kebab restaurants and Georgian bakeries, and a small but vibrant pocket of Mexican-American life. El Jarochitois one of the signs. The Jarochito company has anchored the community since 1993 with their grocery and panaderia, a Mexican-style bakery that has a taqueria in back. More

Cheap Eats: Five Great Russian Snacks In Brighton Beach

New York Jamie Feldmar Post a comment

Over an hour from Manhattan by subway and a light year away in atmosphere, Brighton Beach is a jackpot for adventurous food field-trippers. Markets and restaurants offer a greatest-hits list of Russian cuisine—smoked fish and meats, soups, blintzes, caviar, dumplings, pickled vegetables, slaws, rye breads, pastries, and so much more—often at mind-bogglingly low prices. More

Hangover Helper: Fried Cabbage Vareniky at Varenichnaya in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Drinks Max Falkowitz 4 comments

The Russians may be the most experienced drinkers-to-excess in all of Europe, so you'd imagine they have a hangover cure or two up their sleeves. My favorite is a hair of the dog drink, a variation on the Bloody Mary in which you swap out the tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and ice for more vodka. Visit any Russian cafe on a weekend (or, frankly, a weekday) and you'll see a table halfway through a fresh bottle of BYO vodka as they eat their lunch. So that's one reason to make the trek to Brighton Beach the morning after some overindulgence. The other is the sweet, starchy comfort of Russian dumplings. More

Date Night: 1001 Nights

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 2 comments

Our planet is a very big place. A prosaic observation only until you look at a map and contemplate the movement of people across vast areas before Wi-Fi-friendly flights and noise-cancelling headphones. This restaurant lets you sample some of that history, taking you from Neptune Avenue to the Silk Road. 1001 Nights is best for: a date who's a citizen of the world, whose broad interests are matched by a big appetite. More

Video: Georgian Cheese Bread in Brighton Beach

New York Robyn Lee 10 comments

Take a big lump of cheese mixed with egg and butter, wrap it in dough, flatten it down, and bake. Sound good? Then get yourself to your closest purveyor of the Georgian cheese-stuffed bread khachapuri. In this video from CHOW, you can see how khachapuri is made at hole-in-the-wall bakery Georgian Bread in Brighton Beach. More

The Vegetarian Option: Kebeer

New York Howard Walfish 2 comments

When it comes to vegetarian food, there are two things that Russian cooks do better than most: mushrooms and pickles. Witness Kebeer, a bar in Brighton Beach with a full menu that features plenty of vegetarian options. More

Pirate-Themed Russian Sushi: Gambrinus Seafood Cafe

New York Hawk Krall 6 comments

"We're starting to wonder if the mysteries of Russian sushi are worth another visit." [Photos: Hawk Krall] At the eastern end of Surf Avenue, where the slightly sad yet beautiful remains of Coney Island morph into the Eastern European neighborhood... More

Cafe Kashkar Gets A Nod at the New York Wine and Food Festival

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

[Photo: Robyn Lee] At the "Must Eat Now New York" panel this weekend at the New York Wine and Food Festival, cookbook author Anya von Bremzen singled out Café Kashkar as a can't-miss spot for Uyghur food in Brighton... More

Meet & Eat: Annie Hauck-Lawson and Jonathan Deutsch, 'Gastropolis'

New York Laren Spirer Post a comment

As New Yorkers, we sometimes take for granted that we are surrounded by some of the best and most varied food in the world. But every now and again we should stop and marvel about our rich and deep... More

Serious Cheese: What Happens When a Curd Nerd Becomes Lactose Intolerant?

Serious Cheese Jamie Forrest 60 comments

Our Serious Cheese columnist had an awful stomach attack after some gelato, which at first he thought (and on some level, probably hoped) was food poisoning, but later reasoned that it could be sudden-onset lactose intolerance. Gasp! Could the curd nerd really be lactose intolerant? More

Lambsplosion of Uyghur Food at Cafe Kashkar in Brighton Beach

New York Robyn Lee 6 comments

I've only been to Brighton Beach three times, but two of those times I ate at the same restaurant: Cafe Kashkar, My first visit to this Uyghur restaurant in 2006 gave me a craving for Uyghur food that I... More

Pigging Out at M & I International Foods

New York Robyn Lee Post a comment

Smoked belly, get in my belly. Photograph from ext212 on Flickr Don't have any plans this weekend? Maybe you should head out to M & I International Foods in Brighton Beach and have a Russian feast. Cia B of... More

Sugar Rush: Happy National Carrot Cake Day

New York Robyn Lee 13 comments

Happy National Carrot Cake Day! For some reason, February 3 has been deemed the day to celebrate the moist and spiced root vegetable-enhanced cake covered with cream cheese frosting. While many carrot cakes may look like the glowing specimen... More

Dollar Grub Guides Find Cheap Eats All Over New York City

New York Zach Brooks Post a comment

Metromix's Joshua Bernstein has been quietly amassing a whole list of tasty looking $1 grub guides to New York City. He's already tackled Jackson Heights, Sunset Park, Nostrand Avenue, Flushing and Spanish Harlem. Not everything he eats looks tasty, but... More

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