Proving that Russian food is more than borscht, Mari Vanna in Dupont is cozy and offers hearty food that will fill you right up.
It goes without saying that borscht and varenyky (Ukrainian stuffed dumplings) are a must try.
Whenever one of us needed a carrot for borscht or a hand to move a drunk out of the elevator, the help arrived at once.
1884, from Russian borshch "cow parsnip," which was an original recipe ingredient. Borscht belt "region of predominantly Jewish resorts in and around the Catskill Mountains of New York" (also known as the Yiddish Alps) is by 1938.