I talked my partner into stopping at this apparent road side pizza dive off the highway at Grand Forks because the sign advertised "great Russian food." He grumbled in the moment but was very pleasantly surprised by the flavourful lunch on offer. He had a hearty bowl of the borscht, which in this variation was a wonderful creamy tomato. rich with dill and thin slivers of cabbage--much more blended and savory than any other version I've had before. It was served with thick slabs of a grainy homemade white bread. There are two weeks of restaurant meals between me and my order at the Omega so I can't remember what the other Russian possibilities were but I followed my bowl of borscht with a delicate large hand made vereniki filled with silken potato and cheese, as well as a nice green salad dressed with a less exciting house dressing. I overhead a discerning woman commenting favourably on her lunch partner's chunky basil rich soup of the day and his spinach and chicken wrap looked appetizing when it arrived. One of the people across from us ordered some kind of cold coffee and ice cream drink that he seemed to enjoy. The "small" version seemed very generous and his companions joked that the large came with a pail handle. The pies in the glass cabinet by the door looked very appealing but unfortunately we were full. Next time through Grand Forks we'll save room for them after the borscht. Having read some of the reviews of this place, I'm wondering whether it is under new management. The waitress we experienced was very friendly and competent. The interior too, with it's trim enclosed back patio and clean, quiet green walls is much better than the somewhat weedy exterior promises.
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