We left the Harvest Festival to seek out quieter parts of Riga's Old Town. We discovered the striking House of the Blackheads.
We'd worked up a big appetite at this point and decided to try Pelmeni XL, a pierogi chain restaurant.
We did our best to figure out what to do: (a) grab a tray (b) pick up a bowl (c) load it up with various kinds of dumplings (d) add seasoning and sauce as desired.
A lovely coffee and dessert place stood in the center.