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Berlin Dispatch: First Food Sweep


An informal food survey of the cabbies at the Helsingforser Strasse taxi stand in Berlin (Friedrichshain) in my (still) horrible German led to a solid round of things to eat. After following their leads from East to West, here's a round-up of what I tasted during my first few weeks in the German capital. An auspicious culinary overture, don't you think?

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To Little Odessa with Oleg

A former coal mining engineer from Moscow, Oleg Zaretskiy came to Brooklyn in 1990 and eventually brought his entire family to the United States from Russia. Oleg has driven more than a million miles over 16 years as a cab driver, and now he can barely stand to be behind ...

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