Veselka has always been a Ukranian greasy spoon that served awesome Borscht, tasty Pirogi, was cheap, fun, filling and always open.
Veselka! It looks like a catering hall for weddings. I'm sure with people in the seats eating steaming bowls of barley soup it will look warmer....maybe?
Veselka. At this writing the Veslka's website isn't working (though I have linked to it assuming it's just a temporary glitch).
My fingers are crossed they aren't closing down the original space, that would be a real mistake, not to mention the loss of an East Village institution, even though said institution is still up and running, well, look at the pictures...it's just not the same.