Zagat on Russia
The Zagat publication New York City Restaurants 2009 is the most authoritative guide to eating houses in one of the most diverse eating cities on the planet. It scores cuisines on a scale of 0-30 points based on input from thousands of diners.
For the convenience of those interested in nothing but the best, the Zagat guide lists the top three restaurants in a variety of 37 cusines on pages 13-16. It lists Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Kosher, Greek, Korean, Caribbean and Indian cuisines, along with more mainstream choices like French, Chinese and Italian, and lots of others.
Russian cusine is nowhere to be found on pages 13-16. It’s as if it doesn’t exist. And upon closer inspection of the encyclopedic guide, it doesn’t get much more vivid.