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Sabina's - Melvindale, MI (Detroit)

Summerfield | Mar 11, 200811:13 AM

Yesterday Barkis and I ventured to the blue collar wilds of Melvindale to try out Sabina's Restaurant, on a friend's reccomendation. What with Three Brothers on Warren now closed, it seemed like a good idea. Yes, Sabina's serves Polish food and it's damned good - way better than Three Brothers and better than Jim's Place in east Dearborn.

I had dill pickle soup, and three potato/cheddar and three 'kraut pirohi (pierogi) with onions. Dill pickle soup was as good as Amadeus's in Ann Arbor, which means it's delicious. I don't think that Three Brothers had, or Jim's Place has dill pickle soup. You can get the pirohi boiled or fried. We always re-heat our pirohi at home by frying, so that's how I had mine prepared here, plus served with onions. Pirohi dough was good (my guess is that it was made with sour cream) and fillings were good too. I prefer my 'kraut more spicey (peppery) than what Sabina's serves, but that's neither hear nor there. I liked that I could get sauteed onions with the pirohi, but next time I'll double the order (you have to pay 50 cents extra for the onions - it's worth it).

The place is clean and it's a non-smoking store, which is nice. I tell these restauranteurs who run smoking establishments that if they go to non-smoking, there are three non-smokers ready to replace every smoker they lose.

I'm gettin' hungry.

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