Comfort Food With An Accent

Coffee ShopI don’t know about you, but when the seasons change, so does my eating. When the chill starts in the air, I’m in the mood for soup or those stick to your ribs, belly warming dishes. The kind of peasant food you grew up on.

Walking through the East Village on a chilly Sunday, I was surrounded by a plethora of Polish and Ukranian restaurants. These no frill spots serve up simple but warming food. Just what I needed. I decided to visit Veselka. This place is always busy with diners looking for inexpensive comfort food.

I decided to check out their daily special “Beef Stroganoff”. So unlike me but not today. It comes with a choice of one side. My choice, beet and horseradish salad. When in Rome….you know the rest.

Shortly, my sweet Polish waitress brought out my fork tender beef in a creamy sour cream sauce with wild mushrooms over buttery egg noodles. The beet salad with the horseradish kick was a perfect companion along with the homemade challah bread. I know…I really went to town.

This is the kind of cooking that keeps your belly warm and full all day. It was like a giant hug for my belly.


Happiness, $25 and under.

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A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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One Response to “Comfort Food With An Accent”

  1. Fran says:

    I love this place. It is like a hug for your belly.

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