Category Archives: restaurants

Bishkek restaurant review: Smokie’s Bar-B-Q

First published in The Times of Central Asia, January 2013. You walk in and find yourself thousands of miles out West, diners enjoying enormous-looking ribs, good music, friendly atmosphere. A bar in the middle of the room, I take a … Continue reading

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Bishkek restaurant review: Pirogoff Vodkin

First published in The Times of Central Asia, December 2012. All I had wanted was a bowl of borscht, a token vegetable offering on an otherwise cake-and-chocolate-heavy Christmas Day. I ended up with much else besides, and what is perhaps … Continue reading

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