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Business samsa
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Okay, it snows. You get some pretty photos. And then, bam, it just sucks for the next few weeks until it melts. Well, besides the photos, there’s one more good thing the snow brought: delivery from Nargis Cafe (2818 Coney Island Avenue). The Uzbeki restaurant began offering delivery service on January 27, the day Winter…

News & Features kuksu
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The owners of Uzbek-Korean fusion restaurant Cafe At Your Mother-in-Law, with locations in Brighton Beach and Bensonhurst, is considering further expansion and even franchising. We met up with them at their Bensonhurst location, tucked into 19th Avenue just off of 86th Street, where the eatery’s orange sign is easy to miss if you don’t read Russian (the English…

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Caucasus Garden, or Kavkazkiy Dvorik, got a facelift about a month ago with an all new storefront and awning at 2715 Avenue U. It appears they’ve also eliminated the CG from the signage, which stood for Caucasus Garden, which we’re pretty sure is the English translation of Kavkazkiy Dvorik. Confused yet? Who cares. They have yummy food,…

Events
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Thousands are expected to cram the streets along Brighton Beach Avenue from Corbin Place all the way down to Coney Island Avenue for the Brighton Jubilee street festival, Sunday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. The annual event, sponsored by the Brighton Neighborhood Association, features entertainment, food and vendors selling a…

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Gourmanoff, a new gourmet supermarket from the folks behind NetCost Market, is now open at 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, taking up the ground floor of the former Millenium Theater. The owners celebrated the grand opening Monday evening with an invite-only party, with Vegas-style cocktail waitresses handing out champagne and a full display of the market’s culinary…

Food & Nightlife Cafe Kashkar: lagman
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THE BITE: Based on the menu alone, it’s hard to know whether you’re diving into a Uyghur dish or an Uzbeki one at Cafe Kashkar – or really what you’re getting into at all. But you won’t go wrong picking and choosing among the inexpensive dishes and sharing with a table of adventurous eaters. This is one of the few…

Arts & Culture
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Thank the lord for America’s independent, free press, delving into the weightiest and most controversial of issues, serving as a public watchdog, the fourth estate, protecting our freedoms… and eating mozzarella sticks for 14 hours so we don’t have to. In case you haven’t heard, T.G.I. Friday’s launched a new promotion at select locations, giving…

Food & Nightlife octosalad-1
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THE BITE: Most people know by now that Anatolian Gyro has moved off of Sheepshead Bay Road, around the corner to East 16th Street. What many might not realize is that they’ve also added a few new items to the menu. Among them? The octopus salad ($13.50), sure to become a staple of this writer’s diet. Let’s back up…

Food & Nightlife samsa
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Nargis Cafe (2818 Coney Island Avenue) is in the limelight again, this time with the New York Times writing up the Uzbeki restaurant’s mouth-watering cuisine, and tracing the business from humble beginnings into a jewel of Sheepshead Bay. The Times isn’t the only one to discover the central-Asian cuisine. In February, the FX show The Americans used the space…

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