I walk by this every day on my way to work. On Nassau Ave at Russell, there’s a “Delicatessen” right next to a funeral home. I think they might be connected.
Anyone else remember “Delicatessen”? The 1991 French black comedy film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, starring Dominique Pinon and Karin Viard, set in a post-apocalyptic apartment building in France, which involved butchery and a lot of eating of people. I allow my imagination to think that there may be some human kielbasa being made here and that’s why I’ve never stepped inside.
These guys made The City of Lost Children, too. You saw that right?!
Greenpoint is home to dozens upon dozens of pharmacies and health & beauty stores, but I can’t say there’s a whole lot of health & beauty going on with the average Polski eating mass quantities of processed meat products and sucking down cigarettes like it’s the last day on Earth. For the record, this is the best spelled sign I’ve seen outside of Chopin Chemists on Manhattan Avenue in a long while, even though one is singular and nobody owns a scale that’s going to notice such tiny fluctuations. It’s also worth noting that according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) is neither safe to use or effective on weight whatsoever. I see an HCG-infused kielbasa that you can smoke coming to a store in our area one day.
Apologies for last week’s posting of this place with the wrong Polish restaurant name. So, without further due, my review from last week:
You know that place, that little Polish restaurant you’ve walked by a million times but never went inside because you felt like you were walking into someone’s Polish grandmother’s living room? Well, if that’s you, you’re in for a treat at Lomzynianka Restauracja at 694 Manhattan Avenue right where Bedford Avenue begins. I had vegetable soup and the Polish platter and have to say, it was some of the best Polish food I’ve ever had. And for $8, you get a shit-ton of food, I couldn’t even finish mine. I would say this place is nicer than the much-talked about Christine’s restaurant just a few blocks up the street. I will admit, food definitely tastes better (at Christine’s) when you have attractive servers in short skirts, but for more bang for your buck, I would check out Lomzynianka Restauracja next time you’re hankering for some Polski chow. I took some pictures of the food, but iPhone camera and kielbasa just do not get along.
(The festive interior of Lomzynianka Restauracja)