What is it about Midtown that attracts new fast food chains trying to yuppify some strange ethnic classic? I suppose if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere right? Empanada Joe’s tried to do it with the empanada (gone), Sugo e Basilico with the piadina (gone), F&B Gudtfood with the European street food (Midtown location gone), Kushi Q with the yakitori (still plugging along), and of course Danku with the Dutch kroket (also still open). Plus there’s that place Piada opening in the Citicorp building (which could be Sugo reinvented.) But even with that long, strange list this one might take the cake (no pun intended.)
Kolache Mama is the latest chain to hit Midtown with the desire to introduce New York City to the kolache, an Eastern European pastry stuffed with sweet and savory fillings that apparently are very popular in states with large Czech populations- like Texas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma (who knew?!?) Their website describes them as “a light, flavorful fresh-baked dough filled with different ingredients like fruit, meat, cheese, veggies, etc.”
What, praytell, do these things look like?
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Posted by Zach Brooks at 9:30 am, August 18th, 2009 under Kolache Mama.