For a taste of something different, the inviting Oda House serves up intriguing specialties from Georgia. The vibe is simple and rustic with pumpkin-stained walls, exposed brick, and wood furnishings. Of course, this nation's proximity to Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia results in a vibrant and diverse cuisine. A liberal use of spices, kebabs, khinkali (oversized meat-and-cheese dumplings), and khachapuri typify the kitchen's preparations. But, more classic dishes may reveal satsivi or boiled chicken served cool in a warmly spiced and seasoned walnut sauce, accompanied by gomi (hominy grits in a mini cauldron studded with rich and stretchy cheese). Balance out this hearty feast with a bright garden salad perfectly dressed with green ajika sauce.
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