At 174 Bleecker Street, where the Mussel Pot and then Slide came and went, a sign in the window indicates that Old Tbilisi will soon be serving “authentic Georgian cuisine,” as befits its name (a historic part of Georgia’s capital).
The sign also depicts a boat of Adjarian khachapuri, the bread filled with egg and cheese that’s been described as “Georgia’s original cheeseburst” (and who can say no to that?).
Of course, we already have a very good Georgian restaurant serving very good khachapuri (it’s called Oda House, in the East Village), but you can never have enough cheese bread. Especially when a nice back garden is involved.
Old Tbilisi, 174 Bleecker, bet. Macdougal and Sullivan Sts.