photo credit: Nate Watters
For Eastern European dumplings, Korochka Tavern is the grand champion. This former Lake City bar is now in Wallingford after changing locations, and a big bowl of their boiled pork pelmeni covered in sour cream and a few drops of housemade hot sauce is one of the most comforting dishes you can eat. If you are still mourning the 2015 closing of Vostok Dumpling House like us, know that these pelmeni are even better. Especially chased with something ice-cold that involves their beet-infused vodka.