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ceeceee Aug 15, 2006 06:50 PM

kiev, a very very long time ago used to make a killer cold borscht. veselka has a good one too, but it will be disappearing soon along with my suntan...
anyone know any place else that serves it?

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    Peter Cherches RE: ceeceee Aug 15, 2006 07:00 PM

    Yonah Schimmel. The borscht & the yogurt are really the only good things there.

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      ceeceee RE: ceeceee Aug 15, 2006 07:00 PM

      where is it?

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        RGR RE: ceeceee Aug 15, 2006 07:08 PM

        Yonah Schimmel's Knishes, 137 E. Houston

        http://knishery.com/

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        Pan RE: ceeceee Aug 16, 2006 03:16 AM

        Teresa's, 1st Av. between 6th and 7th Sts., serves a good cold borsht in warm weather.

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          howboy RE: ceeceee Aug 16, 2006 01:51 PM

          Poland, on 2nd Ave. between 12th and 13th Sts.

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            Pan RE: howboy Aug 16, 2006 02:06 PM

            I liked the borsht I had at Little Poland, which I believe is the restaurant you're thinking of. (I thought it was a block south of there, between 11th and 12th.) But I was there in December and had hot borsht. I take it, like Teresa's, they have both hot borsht and in warm weather, cold borsht. Can you describe their cold borsht? Is it vinegary or/and does it have sour cream in it, like their hot borsht? Any potatoes in it, or just beets, garlic, and dill? Is it based on a beef stock?

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              howboy RE: Pan Aug 16, 2006 04:34 PM

              I'm not sure what the base stock was. It has sour cream and fresh dill, and half of a hard boiled egg floating in it....a delicious touch, I think. They serve it with challah. I've actually been craving their borscht, so i think I'll go soon and have me some.

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            squinchy RE: ceeceee Aug 16, 2006 04:53 PM

            NEPTUN! on 1st ave. Best cold borscht. Just perfect.

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              wleatherette RE: squinchy Aug 16, 2006 05:49 PM

              i like neptune's a bit better than little poland's, but the challah at the latter is my favorite (and their pierogies - oh man).

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              Chelsea Pearl RE: ceeceee Aug 16, 2006 05:41 PM

              Anyone know of a good source for borscht, hot or cold, over on the west side? I could eat it every day, and I haven't found a good one anywhere close to home yet.

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                mnk RE: ceeceee Aug 16, 2006 07:36 PM

                it's not really borscht, but my favorite beet-based soup is at flor's kitchen in either the east village or the west... soooo delicious and very very thick. i think you can get it hot or cold.
                also, B&H dairy is kind of fun in a dive-y way, on 2nd ave just below st. marks. super cheap, too.

                1. wleatherette RE: ceeceee Aug 18, 2006 01:16 PM

                  their cold borscht is very tasty, but say no when they ask if you'd like sour cream in it. as both the soup and the sour cream are cold, the latter doesn't dissolve and just sits there in a congealing lump.

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