Any Polish restaurants in San Diego?
Hi....does anyone know of a Polish restaurant in SD? Hopefully an authentic one, not the kind that also serve Greek, Italian, etc, etc. I'm from NYC and really miss the good pierogies and blintzes.
I have been to two authetic Polish places in San Diego, a few years ago, and both are gone.
I may have to go back to Detroit for some home cooked foods, that I miss so much from my younger days. There was NOTHING like a Polish wedding from Flint to Pinconning for the greatest meals you ever had cooked by Polish women, who knew how too get it right every time. And always made enough to go around several times with left overs.
There should be one string on this Website for all Polish or even Slavic restaurants in North America.
ALmost forgot, there is a Polish Chef, that opened THE BISTRO in IMPERIAL BEACH, across the street from the beach as close to Mexican the Border as one can drive to, that I had wrote up a couple of years ago.
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The restaurant that "Nutrition" is referring to is the MZM Seacoast Bistro in Imperial Beach. They're not exclusively a Polish restaurant, but they have a number of Polish and Polish influenced things on the menu. Moreover, the folks who run it are related to one of the founders of San Diego's long-gone but superb Polish restaurant, The Three Mermaids. The quality at MZM Seacoast Bistro is also excellent, and if IB weren't so far off the gastronomic beaten path, I'm sure it would get a lot more notice. They're located almost directly across the street from the IB pier at 875 Seacoast Drive.
. . . jim strain in san diego.
Its Called "European" and in same mall as Einstein's and Starbucks and above its all offices...one block north of La Jolla Village Drive. Owned by Russians and mostly sandwiches.
For kielbasa and kapusta, Tip Top meats in Carlsbad has the flavors you are looking for in teh grocery store and in-house restaurant (you order, pay, they call your number and you pick up your tray of food. Its German owned, no pierogis but the flavors are there).
When you are driving north on 805 just north of the 8 on the east side at the top of that hill- that church you see- they sell home made kielbasa and pierogi in the basement of the church during the week and on Sundays. Hours posted on it. They also sell the butter lambs and poppyseed rolled dessert cakes at Easter.
Has anyone tried Edelweiss in Chula Vista on 3rd Avenue? It's another German restaurant that has been around a while....oops this was meant for the German thread...
I may have invented a new Lobster pierogie (lobster ravioli from Costco) by reheating boiled ones in a little coconut oil and a bit of butter till they browned and even got a little crispy. It was a major taste improvement and reminded me of homemake pierogie. They sure were better then plain boiled and made a nice side dish to the scallop shrimp cakes from Whole Foods! I have lived long enough to see all these new wonderful prepared foods being made available, and it is a joy to have to eat many of them! :)
Try them, you'll like them!