cabbage stuffed with beef, pork and rice, topped with tomato sauce, surrounding
a mound of mamaliga (polenta) from Little Bucharest (photo: Joseph Storch)
We could all use a little bit of warmth this time of year. God knows I'm afraid to see my People's Energy bill this month, since I've been cranking the thermostat. Thank goodness our city is loaded with all kinds of Eastern European gems, where they worship borscht as much as they do burek. The gut-filling foods from Hungary, Poland and Bosnia (not to mention the former Soviet Union) are the original cold weather culinary remedies.
1. Szalas (5214 S. Archer Ave., 773-582-0300)