What a Russian Recommends in Brighton Beach


The lack of bars in the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach underscores how no less than the Italians or French, Russians treat drinking as part of a complete gastronomic experience, according to St. Petersburgborn novelist Alexander Nazaryan. He favors Gina's Caf as the neighborhoods best paean to those twin loves, food and vodka. [Proof/NYT]