Re:What is Latvia Like? It's Like This...
Oh Elise! Now you've made me want to go to Lithuania again, which I've already visited six times in 1987, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2007.
I tend to avoid upscale dining establishments with the foreign cuisine when I'm in Vilnius or Kaunas. I patronize the places serving Lithuanian cuisine, kugelis, cepeliniai, potato pancakes, kibiniai, šašlykai, etc., or else modern Lithuanian diner type food currently popular with the masses such as you can find at Čili Pica and Mambo Pizza. I always sample the kibiniai and čeburėkai being sold by old women from carts in the Freedom Alley pedestrian boulevard in Kaunas and any šašlykai I find being grilled on street barbecues in the old town of Vilnius as well.