Although dining in an empty nightclub isn’t ideal, you gotta do what you gotta do if you want Bulgarian food: The cuisine isn’t exactly taking over the city. A glass of rakia (Bulgarian grape brandy) and a salad is the traditional start to an authentic meal. Luckily, there’s no pressure to conform here, so feel free to start your meal with tarator instead, a cold yogurt soup with bits of cucumber and creamy, sour yogurt curds at the bottom of a deep bowl. If you can dance on a full stomach (Eastern European club kids show up later on), move on to sirene po shopski, a wobbly egg that spills luscious yolk onto sweet roasted red peppers and baked feta.
|Venue name:||Mehanata (a.k.a. 416 B.C., a.k.a. Bulgarian Bar)||Contact:|
|Cross street:||at Canal St|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $6. Cash only|
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