Russian Gourmet

Eastern European, Russian
$$$$ ($14 and under)

Editorial Review

The Russian Gourmet is part of the U.N. of eateries at the Kmart Plaza in Herndon. On a Sunday afternoon, everyone inside seemed to be speaking Russian. Don't be put off; English signs abound, explaining the Eastern European bounty. Although there are rows of grocery products, the most intriguing items are in and on the refrigerated case that runs the length of the store. Try stuffed cabbage rolls or pastries similar to cheese blintzes. There are Hungarian, Estonian and Moscow sausages, beef borscht and Kiev-style chicken cutlets. This is an easy and elegant way to sample Russian and Slavic specialties.

--Nancy Lewis (April 27, 2006)