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    Posted November 17, 2015 by
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    "A Taste of Russia!" In Brooklyn!

    If you travel to Brighton Beach Brooklyn, also known as Little Russia or Odessa by the sea, be sure to stop at "A taste of Russia," on Brighton Ave..You will not be disappointed, there is always a line which is indication of good food, and even the locals say this is the place o go for a real taste of Russia..
    I would have to agree..As soon as you walk in the place if you are familiar with the home cooked aroma, as I am growing up in a Russian Ukrainian household, you will know you are home. And there is even the sign on the wall in the back that says, make no mistake, "Good Home Cooked Food..
    You will find Russian, Jewish, Ukrainian, Polish, Slavic slant to the dishes..You can get Bow Ties and Kasha, perogies, stuffed cabbage, meat and chicken pies, stuffed vegetable rolls, all kinds of cabbage and beet salads..Dark and Rye bread, and cherry breads, dumplings and the list goes on..Alot of dishes will have the fried egg on the top as my grandma used to make..We also served the fried egg with perogies, dough filled potatoes..
    And the deserts, well, Fuhgettaboutit!
    i am always impressed with the buckets of pickled peasant vegetables which we grew up on growing up 23 miles east of NYC, back in the day..
    Now, not much has changed in Brighton Beach, as I can go walk the streets and feel at home in a place where Russian dialect is mostly heard on the streets..And the local restaurants are great here too..
    Although things are changing as gentrification slips in..
    Thank you..
    November 17,2015..
    Photos by Linda Glovach...
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