And the Answer is…

23 Jan

On Friday I showed you these two photos of a place here in New York

Someone said that the place was the “Bellevue Hospital organ replacement room.”

Others recognized the Russian hats and presumed a Russian restaurant like either the Russian Tea Room or Firebird.

They were close, but the answer is…

At Russian Samovar, 256 W. 52nd Street, the ginger root, whole lemons, slices of unpeeled pineapple, and horseradish root, that bathe in the vodka can take on that organ-like look. I personally like to drink various alcoholic beverages that have been naturally infused by funky fruits, tubers and roots that claim to make me “strong like bull.” After a few shots, I don’t care if I really know the claims are preposterous.

Lemon infused vodka.

It also helps that at the Russian Samovar,  I can listen to Russian covers of 1960’s pop tunes like “Those Were the Days,”  and “What’s New Pussycat” played by the house piano player.

The infused vodka experience at Russian Samovar is enhanced by the live entertainment.

As I said, there is food at Russian Samovar. Someday, if I can get past the extensive vodka menu, I plan on trying it.


2 Responses to “And the Answer is…”

  1. Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I liked that Russian Smovar. Look forward to visiting’

  2. Emilie December 20, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Howdy! This blog post could not be written any bteetr! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he\’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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