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daleka Oct 8, 2008 11:14 PM

So I love Balkan (I guess specifically Croatian) food, but I'm pretty sure I've only ever found one restaurant that serves anything of the sort, and it was more of a hole-in-the-wall where locals congregate. That was in Tukwila and I haven't been there in such a long time I have no idea if it's still open. I've heard of the Balkan Market in Burien but I don't know if that serves any fresh food.

Anybody have any idea where I might get some burek, cevapi or sarma anywhere in the Western Washington or greater Portland vicinity?

Hvala! :)

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    Leonardo Oct 9, 2008 08:18 AM

    Ziba's Pitas, a cart on SW 9th & Alder, downtown PDX.

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      Lauren Oct 9, 2008 09:03 AM

      In Bellevue, there's Pogacha.
      http://www.pogacha.com/

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        GreenYoshi Oct 9, 2008 09:29 AM

        But it's not real ethnic food, right? I mean, It's just those little pizza things and a couple of pasta/salad options.
        They call themselves "Croatian" but I don't think it's what the OP is looking for.

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        MichaelG Oct 9, 2008 09:38 AM

        Well, the obvious one in Portland is Two Brothers at 39th and SE Belmont. Haven't been, but I've heard it's really good.

        1. vinologue Oct 21, 2008 04:05 PM

          They can be tough to find because they (and in this case, I usually mean Croatian) like to take on Italian names for some reason. Here in San Francisco, the only place we have is Albona, which is the Italian name of Labin in Istria. It's a great place with Istrian food, but sadly no cevapi. Down in Sunnyvale, there is Delmonte Cafe, which is again a Croatian place with an Italian name. It's a family from Dubrovnik that owns and runs it. They do have quite good cevapi, although with ajvar instead of kajmak. The later being my preference, although ajvar is more common on Croatia.

          miquel
          http://www.vinologue.net

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            equinoise Mar 22, 2011 02:27 PM

            Cevapi now served at Dino's Grill, 14432 Military Road South in Tukwila, 206-518-5195.

            http://crosscut.com/2011/02/04/food/2...

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            oregoncook Mar 23, 2011 11:11 AM

            daleka, I've read on this board that people love Drina Daisy, a Bosnian restaurant, in Astoria (a very loose interpretation of the greater Portland area). It sounds good. Last I looked, they're closed Mon. & Tues.

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            Drina Daisy
            915 Commercial St, Astoria, OR 97103

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