Bar wars: Return of the yuppie

  • 1999-02-25
  • Philip Birzulis
Forget the pork chops and boiled potatoes. The new arrivals on Riga's entertainment scene are sending prices and quality sky high, as Philip Birzulis reports.If taste buds are an indicator, a middle class has not just sprouted in the Latvian capital but is in full bloom.Back in the early '90s, Riga was a town of unlit streets, head-shaved punks standing menacingly on corners and food apartheid. On one side of the stomach barrier, the only places catering to the huddled masses were cafeterias serving the local equivalent of school lunches. The solyanka soup and sauerkraut collected from th...
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