Dear Inga is soft opened now. Official opening on Tuesday.
It’s an eastern European place in the old Farina space from various folks who used to be at Nopa and Liholiho. I happened to walk by and see it was open and checked it out. I liked the blood sausage quite a lot, and the stuffed cabbage as well, although I’ll eat basically any eastern European stuffed cabbage dish. Generally pleased by the desserts (a frozen kefir sundae, and a millet cake with pluot jam).
There’s a spinach dip with walnut butter and a Liptauer cheese dip - neither comes with anything to eat the dip on. We ordered the langos separately, which works fine, but it’s a bit odd to not include something with the dip. The langos is basically fry bread, but with no garlic, unlike some other langos I’ve had before. I thought the spinach was fine and liked the walnut butter a lot, just be aware that you probably also want to order the langos.
Dining companion was not overly enthused by the lamb merguez and feta meatballs - they were totally fine, but didn’t impress the way the blood sausage did.
Some interesting cocktails with things like dill infused manzanilla in them, and some uncommon liquors up behind the bar - some wheat and rye vodkas I’ve never seen, a collection of Reisetbauer (plum, cherry, pear, carrot…Reisetbauer makes some good eau de vie), various eastern European liquors I’ve never hard of, as well as some weirdly expensive stuff (Van Winkle 12, Octomore).
Definitely worth checking out if you’re a meat eater. Vegetarian options looked pretty limited.