Christmas borscht at Velselka--yum!
I've always been a fan of Velselka's borscht--thick, full of shreddy meat and beets, the best thing with some challah on a snowy day. But when I stopped in last week, I noticed they had something called "Christmas Borscht" on the menu too. When I asked about it, the waiter brought me a little cup to try. Wow! A thin, very tangy beet broth, with musky little dried-mushroom dumplings in it. I've seen recipes for this in Polish and Ukrainian cookbooks, but never had it...but this chilly, snowy weekend, it's a must!