Hearty, warm fare served by a hearty, warm woman – that’s what we want from Russian food. Evgenia Polesnaya, more affectionately known to local patrons as Jane, delivers both. The place is staffed by Russkie natives (Polesnya is from Belarus herself) and doles out perfect pirozhki (appetiser bun with cabbage) for just 70 cents. Other fi lling fare includes draniki (potato pancakes, $5.50), blinchiki (pancakes stuffed with snow apple, icecream or honey; $6), kotleta kartofelnaya (mashed potato pie with mushrooms, $7) and kvas (sparkling bread drink made with yeast, $3).
140 Arab Street