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Imbibe 75 Video: Gina Chersavani of Buffalo & Bergen

10 days ago   |   By Imbibe Magazine

“My mother grew up on Buffalo Avenue and Bergen Street in Brooklyn, and there was a soda shop there called Norma's,” recalls Gina Chersevani. “They sold sodas, egg creams and floats.” This is the genesis story for Buffalo & Bergen , Chersevani's deli, bagel shop, soda counter and cocktail bar in Washington, D.C., which debuted in Union Market in 2012 and will open in a second location near the U.S. Capitol early this year.
At the heart of each place is a vintage 1930s soda fountain (“We call it ‘the organ'-it's got 16 pumps and two handles,” she says), which turns out sodas and cocktails...
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