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$7 for $14 Worth of Bosnian Cuisine for Two or More
The menu features Bosnian dishes such as beef goulash with pita bread ($7), dolma-stuffed peppers with beef and rice ($7), cevapi beef sausages with kajmak cream cheese ($6-$8), and zeljanica pita pastry filled with spinach and cheese ($3).
Old Bridge Cafe
Peek into the kitchens of Old Bridge Cafe, and you'll find a family portrait in motion: a father, a mother, two daughters, and in-laws work side-by-side to craft Bosnian pastries, sandwiches, chicken soup, and shish kebab by hand. However, it wasn't always this way. Before Ibro Sameric built his Salt Lake City business from the ground up⎯Ibro performed most of the restaurant's construction himself⎯the Sameric family endured unspeakable hardships as their homeland was ravaged by violence in the 1990s. At its worst, Ibro was hauling bags of flour across 60 miles of warzone under the cover of night to keep his family and neighbors fed. Today, Ibro and his family celebrate a culture that was nearly lost by feeding their American community with Bosnian dishes such as dolma stuffed peppers, kajmak cream cheese, and cevapi⎯succulent beef sausages served in a house made pita.
The "Old Bridge" from which the restaurant takes its name refers to the Ottoman-era Old Bridge in Ibro's hometown of Mostar. Though the bridge⎯a symbol of Bosnian peace and unity⎯was destroyed during the conflicts of the 1990s, it comes to life on the café walls in the form of a hand painted mural. Ibro is quick to expound on the history of the Old Bridge and offer dining suggestions to new visitors, demonstrating the hallmarks of Bosnian hospitality.