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Oh Crixa Vatroushka!

psb | | Jul 23, 2006 10:46 AM

'pon many recommendations here, I stopped by CRIXA a
couple of days ago intending to try their cherry-based
offerings. However they were sold out :-(

I sniffed around the display cases pointing to this and that
and then went off to Berkeley Bowl to buy some chinese mustard
and linguca to drizzle over it [my version of lazy fusion cooking].

On the drive home I tore into my box-o-crixa-delicacies.
The first thing I did was to take a GIANT BITE of the Vatroushka
[russian cheese cake]. It's a good thing I am single because
I spent the rest of the evening moaning "ooooooh, Vatroushka!".
Even more important that not having to explain "who is
Vatroushka?", it meant I didnt have to share her, er it.

Anyway, since it is apparently mandatory to be on the cell phone
while merging beyond the bay bridge toll booths, I called my
Russian Associate to ask if there was a reliable source for
Oh Vatroushka in SF. He suggested one of the Russian operations
in the Richmond, but wasnt sure of a specific place.

Anybody know of a quality pusher ... supplier ... in SF?

Crixa's offerings are:
>Slices available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
>until sold out.
The Crixa menu has the highest "Kolmogorov Complexity"
of any place I can think of.


Note: I also recommend the Berkeley Bowl balsamic oignon,
though maybe not at the same time as the Vatroushka.