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Not to Minsk Words, but We’re Bound for Belarus!
Tighten your safety belts and loosen your trouser belts, because we’re heading to Belarussian Xata, literally Belarusian Hut, the only restaurant I’m aware of in New York City that features the food of the Eastern European country Belarus. It’s a cuisine that’s big on potatoes and pork with hearty, creamy sauces and where vegetables, when they make an appearance, have been puckeringly pickled. There’s more to taste as well, and as always, I’ll provide some dishes that may be new to you but will be very accessible and most important, absolutely delicious. Belarussian Xata boasts a cheerfully helpful and charming staff who appear very much at home amidst the authentic décor. They’re located at 1655 Sheepshead Bay Rd., Brooklyn, a two minute walk from the Sheepshead Bay B/Q subway station. Remember to check the MTA website (www.mta.info) for changes. • We’ll be dining family style: Everyone will share the dishes that we order. Expect the cost to be approximately $32-$36 per person including tax and tip. In order to cover our fees to Meetup.com, we charge members $2 over the food/tax/tip bill. • Drinks will go on a separate check and must be paid for individually by those who have ordered them. • Please bring cash, small bills preferred. • RSVP etiquette: We often have a waitlist of people clamoring to join us. Please RSVP responsibly. If you must change your RSVP, please do so at least 24 hours before the scheduled time. If you have an emergency the day of, please change your RSVP and also send the organizer an email through the site. That way, waitlisters have a chance at getting in. If you don’t show up and haven’t given notice, you’re considered a no-show. Two such incidents and you will be dismissed from the group. (And waitlisters who do get moved up, the same applies to you, so keep your eyes on the prize!) • Tentative Menu: Pickled Vegetable Platter Garlic Toast with Salo & Garlic Sauce Mushroom Julienne in Bread Potato Pancake Kupechesky Style Machanka with Blini Cheese Dumplings Chicken Giblets with Buckwheat Baked Tongue in Dutch Oven Potato Kolduni with Mushrooms Carp Baked in Dutch Oven Fried Meat Dumplings We’re looking forward to dining with you!

Belarussian Xata

1655 Sheepshead Bay Rd · Brooklyn, ny

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    Meet people looking for interesting and diverse experiences while seeking out fascinating food -- over dinner, at lunch, even on walks through New York neighborhoods.

    Everyone with interest and enthusiasm is welcome: Our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and good conversation is as enjoyable a part of our get-togethers as good food.

    We've explored cuisines including cuisines including Malaysian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indonesian, Burmese, Nepali, Afghan, Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, French, Romanian, Czechoslovakian, Uzbek, Georgian, and Azerbaijani, and we're hungry for more -- there's so much to choose from in New York!

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