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LONG DESCRIPTION FOR STATEN ISLANDERS AND DAYTRIPPERS TOO FAR FROM GREEPOINT - CHEAP DELISH POLISH FOOD IN ST. GEORGE STATEN ISLAND

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LONG DESCRIPTION FOR STATEN ISLANDERS AND DAYTRIPPERS TOO FAR FROM GREEPOINT - CHEAP DELISH POLISH FOOD IN ST. GEORGE STATEN ISLAND

Rebecca hodgson | May 5, 2000 01:17 PM

I am not a regular to these boards but being forever appreciative for the scrapple sources (purchase points, comical thread titles and musical selections!) which I received last september I had to tell y'all bout this! so....i will give up my secret polish place. Up Victory Boulevard - about 3 blocks from bay Street - road splits off and there is Corson Avenue (I think?)and THE POLISH PLACE. That is the name. They are a little ethnic grocery/deli with a kitchen and small seating area. The Polish of Staten Island flock here for their shopping, posting apartment ads, sending packages to Poland - and the food that comes out of the kitchen is old-fashioned polish cooking at its best - great pierogis which are fried or boiled upon order and not beforehand, excellent perfect consistency golumkis, cutlets, mashed potatos, salads,goulash-type stuff, dunpling-type slices of dough with amazing chicken in red sauce, pork slices in awesome gravy,etc., etc. I don't know all the names and they always have new stuff they felt like making that day - I always trust their selections and am happy. Pointing at items behind the cafeteria style glass with a smile will work just fine when the english speaking owners are too busy to translate for the kitchen staff. They also have an excellent napoleon for $1.25 - i believe they make these on tuesdays and Saturdays and they are bought up quickly - the stretchy consistency of the dough is the killer while the cream is good but not as amazing. The owner told me once that he caters a lot of the polish embassy events (for whatever that is worth!) and they are always doing some or another Polish community event. THE BEST PART IS THAT WE NEVER SPEND MORE THAN 12 BUCKS A POP FOR BOTH OF US TO EAT HEARTILY! We live in the neighborhood and this has become our never-fail affordable yummy we-dont-wanna-cook-or-wash-dishes meal. As authentication of my evaluation I offer you this - my husband is a western ukranian immigrant (hours from the polish border - thus he translates the dishes for me so I can;t give you the real names myself) who is so so picky about his childhood comfort food (borsch, xolubtsi (galumki), vareniki (pirogi), cutlets, potatos in every form, etc.). This place, he says, rivals his mothers and mine (yes - true love with a ukrainian chowhound requires learning to make this stuff well!) So - if you are in the neighborhood - please go and I hope you all enjoy the food. oh, and 1) they stop serving at 8:00pm sharp weekdays and I believe close early on Sundays and 2) serve until they run out so the earlier in the afternoon the better your selection and 3) they are IMPECCABLY clean!

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