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(NPR)   12 hour Fark Party Tbilisi, anyone? "because it is not possible to drink, for example, four, five, six, seven liters of red wine - then you will be dead. That's not right. But white [wine], yes, you can." Oh, and there's grilled meat on a stick, too   (npr.org) divider line 24
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2013-07-16 05:06:26 PM
But what about the crab juice?
 
2013-07-16 05:06:46 PM
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"No pizza, only khlav kalash!"
 
2013-07-16 05:07:24 PM
A food thread just before supper....that's mean.

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2013-07-16 05:09:56 PM
I'm game for Tbilisi, just please don't make the Fark party at some crappy Irish pub.

I'm thinking someplace where the taxi drivers hangout after they get off at 7am
 
2013-07-16 05:11:15 PM
Tucked between Russia and Turkey, the Republic of Georgia is renowned for great food: cheese dishes, pickles, breads and stews.

  ... What the Georgians of ancient times discovered, she explains, is that the aromatic smoke and high heat from the vines seal in the juices of the meat.


... As Chanishvili explains, Georgians like to drink a lot of wine when they speak - and "that means, only white wine, only white," she says, "because it is not possible to drink, for example, four, five, six, seven liters of red wine - then you will be dead. That's not right. But white [wine], yes, you can."
Chanishvili doesn't drink much herself, but she insists that her father could drink as many as 14 liters of white wine during a single feast.


Apparently Georgia is also renowned for its bullshiat.
 
2013-07-16 05:11:56 PM
Had the Man from Afghanistan over last Summer for some traditional meat on a stick. So good, so very freakin' good.
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Could barely speak English, friend of a friend. He was 'AHUTO MEKHANIC" back in the day, but his hands are all messed up from.....He made the international sign for firing a machine gun. I did not ask any follow-ups.
 
2013-07-16 05:20:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I can eat grilled meat and drink a lot of wine without going halfway around the world to get chased by the ghost of Joseph Stalin, thanks.
 
2013-07-16 05:23:45 PM
... Thank god I was already planning to grill meat on a stick for dinner. And I have wine. *score*
 
2013-07-16 05:26:45 PM
Work sent my to Tbilisi for a week. The food and wine are excellent. The traditional flat bread is great too.
 
2013-07-16 05:29:44 PM
I actually had wine courtesy of the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs just outside Tbilisi once. Good stuff, interesting town.

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2013-07-16 05:34:04 PM
That's how they roll in Pennsultucky.
 
2013-07-16 05:56:32 PM
The best food in Russia is Georgian. Shame you can readily find it in the states. Khachapuri, now!
 
2013-07-16 06:02:37 PM

Theaetetus: Tucked between Russia and Turkey, the Republic of Georgia is renowned for great food: cheese dishes, pickles, breads and stews.

  ... What the Georgians of ancient times discovered, she explains, is that the aromatic smoke and high heat from the vines seal in the juices of the meat.


... As Chanishvili explains, Georgians like to drink a lot of wine when they speak - and "that means, only white wine, only white," she says, "because it is not possible to drink, for example, four, five, six, seven liters of red wine - then you will be dead. That's not right. But white [wine], yes, you can."
Chanishvili doesn't drink much herself, but she insists that her father could drink as many as 14 liters of white wine during a single feast.

Apparently Georgia is also renowned for its bullshiat.


In some areas in Georgia they mainly make fortified red wine, 18% or so, compared to 11-12% for the standard white wine.

Georgian wine is not at all bad actually, which is no surprise since they basically invented the stuff 8000 years ago.
 
2013-07-16 06:30:01 PM
Mtsvadi (meat on a stick)...khinkali (dumplings)...hatchpoori (cheese bread)... lobio (spiced beans)...

They have some damn fine food in that messed up little country.
 
2013-07-16 07:03:39 PM
So where would one obtain grapevines to use as cooking fuel in the US? I'm guessing the baskety section of Michael's isn't the answer.
 
2013-07-16 07:04:15 PM
Spent a week in Tblisi back when it was still part of the Soviet Union.  Beautiful neighborhoods with brick paved streets going up and down hills with grape vines growing on trellises, fantastic wine and outstanding meat on a stick.
 
2013-07-16 07:48:30 PM

WordyGrrl: So where would one obtain grapevines to use as cooking fuel in the US? I'm guessing the baskety section of Michael's isn't the answer.


Pretty much any phone pole or tree that is covered with vines that aren't kudzu (or poison ivy)... they're wild, but they're often grape vines.
 
2013-07-16 08:07:39 PM
Georgian food is absolutely amazing. The Georgian government has been really promoting tourism in anticipation of the Sochi Olympics.
 
2013-07-16 08:43:39 PM
every time I read anything about Tbilisi, I think "Splinter Cell"
 
2013-07-16 10:28:25 PM
you can get some in Forest Hills and Rego Park, Queens! May not be perfect but good enough. They have a community there in Queens.
 
2013-07-17 12:26:51 AM
Out here in tha Chi, there's a place called Georgian Bakery near the corner of Devon & California. They carry khachapuri, house-made khinkali and other Kartvelian delicacies. No meat on a stick, sadly. For that, you'd have to make friends with the baker and be lucky enough to get invited to a grill-up at his place.
 
2013-07-17 12:27:15 AM
12 hours to down 7 liters of red wine? While someone else is serving me stuff to nibble on?

I reckon I could do that without dying.
 
2013-07-17 02:12:57 AM
San Francisco has long had the Moscow-Tblisi bakery on Geary near 20th Avenue. My first impression of the place: "I've heard of Texas-sized portions. This place has Russia-sized treats". I used to go there on a Sunday, buy the goodies, and then take them across the street to the Starbucks that is in the Wells Fargo across the street.

In modern times, I avoid those kind of carbs, but the apple struedel, the blintzes, the piroshkies, the borscht, and other goodies are always a pleasant indulgence at the right times.
 
2013-07-17 03:09:49 AM
I dearly love Tbilisi

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