Brighton Beach’s Cafe Glechik Considering L.A. Outpost

Varenyky at Cafe Glechik
Varenyky at Cafe Glechik Photo: Edward Casabian/Flickr

West Hollywood’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood may soon get a taste of New York’s own “Little Odessa.” The forces behind Cafe Glechik, Brighton Beach’s destination for homey Ukranian and Russian cuisine, tell Edible Brooklyn that a Westward expansion may soon be in the works.

With its origins in the Odessa kitchen of the late Tyslia Kozlova, Glechik first grew to a small catering outfit before the family’s move to New York, where son Vadim Tesler launched the restaurant that still draws lines for its varenyky and pelmeni dumplings, and nuanced short rib stew Odessa. Currently under the command of Vadim and his son, Paul, the two apparently “have plans for more outposts,” including a place in Manhattan and another in Los Angeles, with specifics yet to be announced.

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Brighton Beach’s Cafe Glechik Considering L.A. Outpost