Does anyone know of an Iranian restaurant that specializes in Azerbaijani or "Iranian-Turkish" food? I did 2 years as Peace Corps in Azerbaijan proper and so am familiar with the few places in the city that do "North Azeri" but was always interested in what the South had to offer. Particularly after reading this article: http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/maga...
comparing the way that Russian and eventually soviet influence fundamentally changed the cuisine.
I haven't had this type of cuisine in quite some time, but you might want to see what offerings they have in Manhattan. Most of the restaurants are nestled around the 30's and Madison Ave IIRC (near the rug merchants, of course).
My husband's family is ethnic Azeri split between Azerbaijan and northern Iran. When the family goes out, they favour Persian, Azeri or Turkish restaurants - I haven't ever seen a restaurant that focuses specifically on Iranian Azeri food, only home cooking. (An interesting note - all the ex-Soviets speak fluent Turkish but only the older Iranians do!)
You might try posting this in Home Cooking forum - M. Ghanoonparvar's cookbook has a second volume that focuses on regional Iranian food with many Tabrizi and Azeri recipes.