This is the Azeri 1000 one way streets from nowhere in
Brooklyn. Sietsema raved about it in his book, and Jim
wrote about it glowingly somewhere deep down in the
food writings section of these boards . However, it is
missiing from Jim's book. Any reason why? Has anyone
been there recently. We were discussing making the
trek, and if we'd like to know if we shouldn't bother.
Alan--amazing coincidence. Was thinking about going there this very night (Cafe Pearl ain't making Georgian food anymore, apparently, and so Azerbaijani is the closest substitute), but I haven't been in a few years and *I'M* not sure if it's still worth the trip, either. Was going to check it out for my book, but didn't get a chance (and since it's already in Robert Sietsema's book, I didn't expend the extra effort). If any of you do go, don't miss the cutaby, great tender crepes.
re: Jim Leff
Cafe Caspiy is not more, and its successor is
apparently not worth the trip. Some friends of mine
went there over the weekend, and it is under new
managment and called Cafe Mirage (I think), and bills
itself as Russian-French. Our friends thought the
food was pretty bad, and very repetitive, with many
different-sounding dishes based on the same
combination of ground lamb soaked in butter. They
also said that they were the only people eating
there. There were a number of other people, mostly
men, but one woman in a tight leopard skin dress, who
would come in, whisper conspiratorially, to each other
and the waiter, and then leave.
Oh well -- I should have gone there when I first read