This small, humble hole in the wall restaurant is a family affair. Not just for the owner, Andrzej, who makes his way between the small tables, suggesting dishes and teasing the children, but to the handful of Polish families and daily customers that can be found here on any weeknight.
One of the last remaining restaurants on this formerly Polish strip of Western Avenue, the menu brings back the times with classic Polish dishes like a portion of pierogi ruskie ($4), or potato pancakes ($5.50) and a selection of dinner dishes all for $8. Or try the kitchen special "Polish Mix," a mix of Polish favorites: pierogies, stuffed cabbage and Polish sausage.
The last of its kind, and a rare treasure, is a jukebox filled with Polish hits and classics from as far back as the '60s, Marek Grechuta, Maam and Czeslaw Niemen (three plays for $1). A truly homemade underground Polish experience with a taste of nostalgia.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Beatrice Smigasiewicz