bulgarian on canal - an hallucination
thought I saw a place with a sign "bulgarian
restaurant" driving across Canal Street very late last
night - think its name was something like "Mechanas"
and it was on a southeat corner of Canal with Bway,
Centre St or such. Was this a mirage?
thanks so much Jessica - it was no dream, it was
(according to Robt's column, 416 B.C. a "mehanata" or
little tavern, located at 416 Bway, corner of Canal.
As I noted, it now has a great big "Bulgarian
Restaurant" sign, or I would never have spotted it.
My question to Robt is this - is it worthy of a visit
solely because it is the only Bulgarian in town, or
because it compares favorably to our other
re: jen kalb
I'd say it was definitely worth a visit on its own, with the caveat that the proprietors are not the world's most experienced restaurateurs. I'd say the kyopolu (eggplant puree) and kavarma omlet are the best things I've had there so far, and anything with yogurt in it is fab.
re: Robert Sietsema
Thanks Jessica, Jen, and Robert for pointing this place
out -- I missed the review in August; I think I was out
of town that week. I ate lunch at BC 416 today and came
away quite happy. The Kyopolu is extraordinary -- one
of the nicest flavors to come down the pike in a while.
And a very good mixed grill.
Note: if you go for lunch and they don't seem to be
open, be persistent: when I arrived, I could open the
front door but there was a closed iron gate in front of
the inner door. But I called from the pay phone on the
corner (their # is on the awning), and the waitress
came down and opened it for me. I guess they were in
the middle of opening.