Category Archives: restaurants

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

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 table. The menu has all sorts of things I’ve never … Continue reading

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Bishkek restaurant review: Pirogoff Vodkin

Bishkek restaurant review: Pirogoff-Vodkin All I had wanted was a bowl of borsch, a token vegetable offering on an otherwise cake-and-chocolate-heavy Christmas Day. I ended up with much else besides, and what is perhaps the finest meal I have had … Continue reading

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