Maayan Habeera (the Springtime of Beer), is an oddity among Israeli restaurants in that it has more than held its ground for over fifty years, without reinventing itself much, while becoming more and more popular. The common tables are full on a Friday afternoon, both in the two comfortable inside areas and on the terrace. The secret of their popularity: authentic remarkably executed Eastern European cuisine. Classics such as chopped liver with onions are served very simply without any effort in terms of presentation, but this doesn’t matter at all when you taste the dish. Order the potato dumplings, and you will be overjoyed with the perfectly sized Pierogis covered in a mountain of golden onions, which you won’t find anywhere else. And don’t miss the Romanian kebab, and the star of the restaurant: smoked meats such as Costita and Ossobucu which arrive fragrant and delicious, served with minced garlic. You will be filled with sweet rapture.