'eastern european' on Serious Eats

Stage Restaurant is Your East Village Pierogi and Potato Pancake Destination

Last week news broke that 128 Second Avenue, the East Village building that houses the venerated, 30+ year-old Stage Restaurant, is being sold to new management. Some rumors suggest that the new owners, "a group of four relatively young guys," have little interest in preserving Stage's presence in the East Village. Is one of the neighborhood's great lunch counters at risk? More

Russian Pastries on a Budget at Bakery La Brioche

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

The Call of Khachapuri at Oda House, Georgian Food in Alphabet City

If you want a taste of Georgian food in New York, a cuisine unlike anything else in eastern Europe, you better get ready for a trip down to Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, or Brighton Beach. But here's Oda House, right in Alphabet City. It's been called the only Georgian restaurant in Manhattan, which is not strictly true, but it's certainly the most welcoming. The young restaurant has already become something of a hub for younger Georgians who don't live in south Brooklyn, and it serves some damned fine cheese bread. More

More Posts