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Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

Wow! You gave me a scare! From the article:

"the cafe and bar half of the Ukrainian eatery Odessa will close its doors Saturday night."

The restaurant will remain open.

Sep 24, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

Not at all. Just that for someone who is going to NY for the first time there is so much just in Manhattan.

Sep 24, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

DiFara's pizza? I've never gone to Brooklyn for food, but it's nice to know of a recommendation.

Sep 23, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

I actually go to Odessa's, the diner by Thompkins Square park. I don't doubt that the pierogis are great at the Ukrainian restaurant; but I'm on a budget and that restaurant is a bit pricey plus they charge extra for sour cream!

Sep 23, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

Why Brooklyn?

Sep 23, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

You won't be able to choose between cookies. Hmmm. Haven't seen that thread, but back in the seventies my mom and grandmother said that Katz' had gone downhill. Maybe it's gotten better . . . Another one for your list is the Second Avenue Deli (though I haven 't been there since it moved).

Sep 17, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

Katz's has really gone down. If you go ot NY you *must* go to Zabar's! For desserts, Venieros is also a must!

http://www.venierospastry.com/

Sep 17, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Veselka, and others (split from pierogi thread, San Francisco)

It's not unusual for me to go straight from the airport to Odessa. (I know Vaselka supposed to be better, but Vaselka is a little bit more expensive and Odessa is a nostalgic place.)

Pierogis should be on your top ten places to eat in NYC.

Sep 17, 2013
aDelphinium in Manhattan

Stuffed pierogi restaurant in Mission? [San Francisco]

I'm accustomed to Lower East Side traditional Polish pierogis. I'll be a tough customer, but I'll give them a try.

Sep 17, 2013
aDelphinium in San Francisco Bay Area

Stuffed pierogi restaurant in Mission? [San Francisco]

It's still not clear to me what the difference between a Mid-western pierogi and a traditional Polish pierogi. Is it just the variety of fillings?

Sep 17, 2013
aDelphinium in San Francisco Bay Area

any *vegetarian* latke recipes without onions??

Parsnips, what a great idea, I love parsnips! I'll try next year.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

Jan 02, 2012
aDelphinium in Home Cooking

any *vegetarian* latke recipes without onions??

Hi there! What a coincidence, I just made some, *and* without eggs!
I have an onion allergy, actually to anything in the "allum" family which includes, garlic, chives, leeks, *anything* = onions.

Very easy.

In place of onions, I used zucchini. You can also try cauliflower.

I used
i large grated potato.
about a quarter cup of zucchini (Italian) -
about a half tablespoon of white flour
salt pepper to taste

Follow the recipe directions below.

This was a test batch. I ate two small latkes, and there's plenty left-over.
When experimenting with a new recipe idea, I always make a small portion.
A lot of the recipes I've seen have potato replacers such as oats, but I found, too my surprise,
that the latkes held together fine. I think it's because I really squeezed the excess liquid out.

Good Luck!

Dec 22, 2011
aDelphinium in Home Cooking