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February 21, 2017

Black Dog: All Species Welcome

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Tbilisi -- The dog is in the car whining with a lusty craze at every cat and dog she sees. It’s shedding season and tufts of her hair puff off at every lurch and bounce in the back seat, the window smeared with her nose art.Read more
Tbilisi -- The dog is in the car whining with a lusty craze at every cat and dog she sees. It’s shedding season and tufts of her hair puff off at every lurch and bounce in the back seat, the window smeared with her nose art.

We park at the top of the street and walk down to school to pick up her six-year-old master, who grumbles that she’s hungry, starving even, and asks if we can go to “that bar.” The fridge is empty at home and “that bar” – the Black Dog – stands between us and the car. It is an excellent suggestion.

The Tbilisi bar scene is a recent phenomenon in the scope of what is by tradition an intense dining culture. Read more
January 26, 2017

Vino Underground: Wine Heaven

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Tbilisi -- Ènek poured a rosy-colored splash of wine into our glasses, avidly explaining how this particular Aladasturi grape vine was meticulously cultivated in its native west Georgia. Read more
January 18, 2017

The Treasures of Tbilisi’s Dezerter’s Bazaar

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BACKSTREET FEED -- We can't think of a better way to start off a Saturday in the new year than with a jolting shot of chacha chased with a sharp wedge of sheep's cheese at Tbilisi's Dezerter's Bazaar. This market is the focal point of our culinary walk in the city and is jam-packed with treasures.Feed more