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Updated Balkan Recs?


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Updated Balkan Recs?

venera | | Jul 26, 2008 05:32 AM

Greetings from Bawlmer, hon.

I'm heading up the road to your fair city this weekend and am on a hunt to get stuff I can't find in my neck of the woods: Balkan fare. I will consume (and purchase, if possible) and former Yugo fare/goods I can get my greedy little Chow paws on. Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian....I takes what I can gets.

Based on a search, I've come up with some discussions from 2003 which I implore you to update, if possible.

Gjerdan #3, 221 W 38th St. While most reviews were gushing, I did find a 2008 comment elsewhere about their quality going downhill. I checked out their menu and the burek looks like real Balkan burek, but am concerned that the dough may not be what it should be, based on that review. Any recent Chow impressions of this place?

Other options on this board were to go to a couple of places in Astoria.

I'm anchoring down at Battery Park so would prefer to keep it in Manhattan....any other places I should consider? Is there any place that has a store where I can buy things like sirene, Skopsko, vegeta, Kras chocolates, etc???

Many thanks.