I tried to get the story behind World Market & Café out of owner Mikhail Galkin. He refused to talk, and instead challenged me to peruse the Eastern European market on Federal Highway in Hollywood, and see if I could find anything familiar. Indeed I did.
All photos by Zachary Fagenson World Market & Cafe.
I spied sliced pickled red beets, a snack I munched on as a child after school. Cardboard boxes in coolers held smoked trout, their smell and bronze color reminiscent of the smoked white fish my family used to eat on weekends and holiday. There were even small jars of pickled herring in cream sauce, a well-loved snack in my family, but one I won't touch
After proving my bona fides to Galkin he smirked and said "these are like old movies."More »