We just returned from San Francisco, where we happened upon a Georgian deli and Russian bakery sharing a storefront. I can't remember the name of the place, but it's on North side of Geary Blvd, near 22nd Ave. There is a Wells Fargo bank with a Starbucks INSIDE it, across the street.
We sampled two wonderful salads. One was made from beets and walnuts, with a mild cheese (maybe cream cheese?) and the other was carrot and smoked salmon. Both were shaped into baseball sized balls, and garnished with a black olive. Seemed simple enough to make at home.
The other item we tried was a type of candy-pastry. It looks like a bright purple sausage, about 1" in diameter, filled with walnuts. Basically, the walnut halves were strung together and dipped into a pliable, mildly sweet beet colored taffy substance.
The owner spoke some English, but it was difficult to remember the names of the items, and find out detailed information. HELP...any information is greatly appreciated!