Nestled between Russia and Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea, Georgia is a country where eating, drinking and spending time with family and friends are the keys to a good life.
Georgians make food that combines elements of Eastern European and Middle Eastern cuisines, resulting in fresh, flavorful dishes. Think khinkali - boiled dumplings stuffed with spiced meats and rich broth; or khachapuri - tangy cheese wrapped in hand-rolled dough and lightly fried; and badrijani – eggplant topped with a lively blend of walnuts and garlic.
We – Sean and McKinze, the people behind Kargi Gogo – lived in Georgia for two years as US Peace Corps volunteers, spending our free time in home kitchens and restaurants learning the traditional recipes and unique spices that make Georgian food special.
We are excited to share some of our favorite traditional Georgian foods with you! Check out our menu, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and come see us at the food cart pod on SW Washington Street between 9th and 10th in downtown Portland, Oregon.