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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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It was with great dismay that we noticed Back to USSR pulling down its signs over the summer, after two years in business. The kitschy, Soviet-themed restaurant at 2817 Coney Island Avenue was a great place to bring people from outside of Sheepshead Bay, pulling back the curtain a bit on the area’s Russian-speaking cultures…

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Sheepshead Bay Road’s Global Wholesale Market may reopen two years after it sold its last apple, as the building is currently undergoing major renovations. The building at 1414 Sheepshead Bay Road sat silently since the business’ closure in September 2012, nearly a decade after it first opened. But, as any straphanger using the Sheepshead Bay Road…

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Blinoff Creperie is now open on Coney Island Avenue, nearly a year after signs went up announcing the location. We first reported on the new eatery in January after we spotted a “coming soon” sign was posted on the 2421 Coney Island Avenue storefront, but it looks like it took some time to get those finishing…

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THE BITE: Many things can be said about the Russian community of Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay, but you can’t take away their authenticity. If you don’t get hit by a stroller overflowing with groceries, you’re doing something wrong. There are over 20 fruit and vegetable stores within a 10-block radius, and that’s a scary thought.…

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A new eatery called Blinoff Creperie has popped up at 2421 Coney Island Avenue, next to the Burger King south of Avenue U. Blini, for the uninitiated, is a Russian crepe. Very tasty served with salmon caviar and sour creme. We shot this photo about two weeks ago, so if the doors aren’t open yet,…

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THE BITE: Comrades! Today we admire Soviet kitsch in a Soviet kitchen: Back to USSR, at 2817 Coney Island Avenue off of Avenue Z. Here you’ll find an oversized bronze monument of Lenin in the main dining room, and walls emblazoned with waving hammer-and-sickle flags in the side room. There’s 70s-style rotary phones hanging off the…

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The owner of the popular Brighton Beach-based Tatiana’s Restaurant (3152 Brighton 6th Street) lost a tax battle due to a ruling that will cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars. Forbes is reporting that the New York Division of Tax Appeals has denied Tatiana Varzar’s claim that she is a Florida resident, and owed back taxes for…

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Respected New York City food critic Robert Sietsema took a visit to Brighton Beach to sample the local cuisine. In an article for NY Eater, Sietsema heaps praise on some of the best food joints in the area, highlighting Cafe Kashkar (1141 Brighton Beach Avenue) in particular. Sietsema opens his report declaring that of all the…

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