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debbie421 Aug 28, 2012 03:47 PM

Hi! I have a friend that recently moved from Serbia and is missing great Serbian food. She's willing to go anywhere in the metro area, city, peninsula, San Jose, east bay, etc. Anyone have any ideas? I tried searching and didn't see anything.

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  1. Ruth Lafler Aug 28, 2012 03:56 PM

    Ah, the quest for Serbian food! I'm not aware of any Serbian restaurants in the Bay Area. There's a Croatian restaurant in Palo Alto: http://www.lavandarestaurant.com/abou...

    This time of year there are often food festivals at various Eastern Orthodox churches. In the past, the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moraga has had one in October. I took a quick peek at their website and didn't see anything listed. But I think networking through the churches is probably her best bet.

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      debbie421 Sep 14, 2012 04:02 PM

      Thanks, I passed along the info!

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        Melanie Wong Sep 26, 2012 01:54 PM

        Sadly, Lavanda closed this month. Makes me feel guilty for not talking it up more. The lamb-beef cevapcici were fantastic and a bargarin on the menu.

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        zippo Oct 11, 2012 06:50 AM

        10/20 Noon-10pm - Moraga
        Serbian Food Festival
        Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church 1700 School Street, Moraga

        http://www.holytrinitymoraga.org/img/HTSOC_Food_Fesitval_2012.jpg

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8714...

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          Ruth Lafler Oct 11, 2012 10:07 AM

          Thanks, Zippo! My parents went one year and really enjoyed it.

        2. Melanie Wong Oct 12, 2012 11:42 PM

          Maybe not as specialized as your friend would like, but Bistro SF Grill is known for its Balkan burger, a blend of veal and lamb, served with yogurt and an adjvar-like pepper relish.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755399

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