Russian food? (DFW)
Any of you know anything about Russian food in DFW? I have heard a some decent things about the Russian Banya in Carrollton and supposedly it was written up in D Magazine a couple years ago. Anyone ever been there or any other good Russian suggestions?
Not trying to toot my own horn, honest. I have a couple of my Baba's recipes up on my blog, and I've tried to simplify & explain them so that they come out pretty well, even if you haven't done them before. I've got her Borscht, Heluski, Perushky, and have another I'm hoping to finish documenting this weekend. Still need to write up vareneki, however. (http://thebakingdba.blogspot.com/sear...)
There are several places that have gotten recommendations here in the past - check the archives. And, "Taste of Europe" is a restaurant/grocery that sells various Russian "supplies", for lack of a better word, in Arlington. I believe they also have a get-together once a month where everyone speaks in Russian.
Hope this helps.
It has been my experience that many of the Russians do not dine out. For some odd reason if they want Russian food they make it at home. Most of them think that restaurants charge too much. This is discussions with several Russian that attend Temple Shalom and also the cashier at Zituna. The cashier was very helpful though in pointing out which brands they carry are Russian or former Russian states.
I have heard about a Russian place in the same shopping center as Zituna just close to Dollar General or Dollar Store. Also upon a google search there looks to be a Russian Specialty store 7632 Campbell Rd in Richardson. There used to be a place next to Tong's House but it close about two years ago. Other than that I can only think of Polish places which would be different.
There is a Russian Orthodox Church - St Nicholas that might have some food events.
The Russian American Center has several events throughout the year...some might have food? They might have some stores that might be Russian in nature for you.
Those are places I would start but it is a cuisine that not too many people are familiar with and I am not sure we have a very large Russian population. I know if we did they would most likely be in Richardson around the telecom, engineering jobs, or at UTD. Hopefully that should get you started though on your quest.