After two trys to eat or find a place to eat at two different restaurants, I finally hit payday on the third one, Lehaim. It’s locatted behind the only (?) synogogue, Grand Choral Synagogue. From the outside, it’s not too spectacular but inside it’s beautiful.
I heard of the restaurant because after they pay their bills, the rest of their profit goes to the elderly and the needy. As a member of Generation X/Generation Y (depending on your definition) I have very little possibility of getting any of the money that I’ve put into Social Security thanks to the other departments in the US government. But I have a better chance of getting some of that money back than anyone in Russia getting any kind of pension that’s worth something. So I felt that Lehaim had a great idea and as a Catholic I need to support it.
After some debating and difficult translated consultation with my waiter, I decided on latkes – potato pancakes served with mushroom sauce –
and golubtsy – beef and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves – a specialty of the restaurant.
And the bread that came with the meal was very similar to sour dough, which I haven’t had in years and I ate almost every single slice, yum!