OK hounds, hold on to your hats. Realized that there was a Russian Deli on Riverside and Laurel Canyon (Northeast corner) across the street from Gelson's. Surely it is not the greatest variety of Russian delicacies that I have seen in my life but the real treat is the meat filled piroshkis. Just like my aunts who were born in Russia made for my family in my boyhood days. The dough is not the flaky pastry type nor bread dough. It's more like a dumpling dough, soft and moist and generously filled. Bring your best broken English along because the two times I went there last week, the girl behind the counter didn't appear to speak fluent English. Give it a try!