On a sunny day, this informal Uzbek restaurant seemed to do the bulk of its business from a sidewalk table. One end was devoted to several covered trays of pirozhki (pih-rowsh-Key; $1.25), a generic name for baked or fried buns with various fillings. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and meat, in some combination, would be a more common filling for a Russian pastry; the peas in my pirozhk pointed to Central Asia. (In truth, though, if I'd known they'd be mushy peas, I'd have passed.) Also shown: a fresh-fried pork cheburek.
Home Cooking Cafe
504 Brighton Beach Ave. (near Brighton 5th St.), Brighton Beach, Brooklyn