Euromart: I have died and gone to Poland
I noticed a Polish market called Euromart on Dot Ave (near Locust) that had a sign for hot and cold sandwiches. At the deli counter filled with a huge array of smoked sausages, bacon and hams, most signs are in Polish but one in English offered kielbasa sandwich for $3.99 large or $2.99 small. I requested a large and the counter lady telephoned out back, took a long roll and a whole kielbasa, asked if I wanted everything on it (yes), and left the counter saying "about ten minutes". During my wait, I perused this delightful shop filled with bargains (good 4 oz Polish chocolate bars for 60 cents) and ordered some smoked bacon (still warm) and a baked cabbage turnover for later. The counter was lined up with people with shopping carts full of said delicacies. After ten minutes, a Polish grandmotherly type came out with my sandwich from pork heaven. The kielbasa was fried crisp on the outside with good chopped pickles, excellent summer tomatoes, and fresh green leaf lettuce on a submarine sized roll slathered with good mustard. The veggies were still cool and crisp against the warm smoky sausage. A great sandwich to rival my in-town favorites of Artu's lamb sandwich and dare I say Speeds hot dog. You may surmise that I like this place a lot but I'm even happier that with Cafe Polonia and Baltic Delicatessen it forms a solid comfort food Eastern Front here in our fair city. It is ethnic neighborhood places like this where English isn't an asset that brings a chowhound's smile to my face.
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Aaahh, how (unfortunately) timely. Tonight I had a desparation meal out of a Hillshire farm kielbasa on a hot dog roll. Suddenly, it's seeming even a bit more desparate.
Thanks for the tip!
Thanks Autopi for the kind words. This place has deli treasures and helps fills a need for central European here. LeoLioness, I'm boycotting Hillshire products as long as that annoying ad is on this site. Besides, they just don;t taste very good.