You ever have that moment where you always pass by a place and say, "I'd like to go there one day" but delay it forever. Balkanika is such a place for me. I walk by it so often but have never stepped into it...until now.
As a Mediterranean restaurant, it offered a lot of dips so we picked 4 to share ($12). We tried the roasted red pepper (sweet), the avocado (too creamy), the hummus (nutty), and the carp roe (fishy but not in a bad way). The dips came with a large basket of warm pita bread which we devoured. I really dislike it when places skimp on the bread for the dips. That wasn't the case here. Our favorites were definitely the roasted pepper and carp roe.
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