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Eugene Mirman: Kvass Up? Brighton’s Russian Market

October 13, 2011 1:30 PM

Kvass is a soda-like beverage that tastes like Coca-Cola. It's a staple of Russian cuisine. Flickr/plushev

The International Market in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn has all kinds of awesome meat and fish. People should try pastirma, a type of cured beef. Then, wash it down with kvass, a soda sort of like Coca-Cola made from raisins and bread.

Eugene Mirman is a comedian and hero who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is a regular on “Flight of the Conchords,” Adult Swim’s “Delocated,” had his own special on Comedy Central, and voices Gene in the new animated Fox series “Bob’s Burgers.”

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