The Lost Table: Armenian Food

No Shortage of Kebabs in Yerevan

Searching hopelessly one night for what turned out to be a defunct traditional Armenian restaurant, we inquired with the locals in Yerevan regarding where we could find good traditional Armenian food. "There," all fingers pointed in the direction of one of the handful of local kebab joints.We declare - man cannot live on kebabs alone! And anyway, could grilled … [Read more...]

Yerevan – A Symbol of a Newer, Shinier Armenia

Not What I Expected in Yerevan

The years immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union were dramatic and bleak for Yerevan - blackouts, food shortages and a feeling of hopelessness defined a candle-lit existence of scarcity.Today, Yerevan appears up and coming. Moments of widespread scarcity are a distant memory, at least in downtown Yerevan where new buildings, cafes, restaurants, … [Read more...]