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Feb 16, 2012 09:16 AM

So did everyone just quit eating?

Lessee here,

Otherbrotherdarrell and I ate at Polonia last weekend. He had the potato pancakes as an appetizer and I had the chicken noodle soup. (Yum!)

For his entree, he had the mixed pierogies. One third Potato and Cheese, one third Saurkraut and Mushroom and one third Meat, (tasted like beef, looked like pork, Veal?). Sour cream and applesauce for dipping. Good but probably better as an app.

I had the Potato pancakes Goral style. Basically a larger version of his app with beef goulash.

Hearty and delish.

I also had a nice cold glass of draft Pilsner Urquell to round it out.

After that we stopped by the little Polish market a block down, (up?) the road. I got some killer bacon, hot Polish mustard and some Polish Acacia Honey.

Thence on to 99 Ranch Market for assorted veggies, teas, sauces, and lots and lots of gawking.

For dinner, my other friend and I ate at Thai Lily on Dairy Ashford, down the strip center from Mexico's Deli. We've been here a few times, but this time was a bit different. First, I didn't see anyone I recognized. Second, they had a free buffet of chicken wings, fried rice, tiger cry beef, and pad thai, which they invited us to sample AFTER we ordered. They said it was an early Valentine's Special. OK. It gave us something to do while we waited for our spring rolls and pad gra pau.

And waited.

And waited.

The place wasn't very busy, so I don't know what the problem was. They kept my tea glass full, and believe me, that's a full time job all by itself, but I finally had to go find someone to get us our check.

I really want to like this place, but we agreed afterwards that we will explore some of the other Thai options in the neighborhood before we go back there. Veng Thai is just across the street - anybody been there?

C'mon folks, spill. Whatcha got?

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  1. By the way, that Polish bacon was great. I had it for dinner last night on a BLOTCH, (that's bacon, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese and horseradish sandwich).

    Rendered very little fat, and really delicious.

    I absolutely love all of these markets we have in Houston and the opportunity to just buy something unique and see what you can do.

    It's just one of the things I Love About Living in Houston.

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        1. Anybody up for Korean sometime this weekend?

          4 Replies
          1. re: Jaymes

            Ooooh, oooohhh pick me, pick me!!!!!

            1. re: DoobieWah

              I do! I do!

              Which day is best for you?

                1. re: DoobieWah

                  Anyone else interested in Korean for lunch on Sunday (tomorrow)?

          2. Everyone eats.

            Lunch today was at Sorrel Urban Bistro.

            Their vision is farm-to-table dining. They do source locally which is listed on their web page.

            I had the Seared Pork Chop with apple and pepper chutney served with fingerling potato and heirloom (read green) cauliflower.

            I sat at the bar which has a TV showing the kitchen staff at work, no lounging around there.

            Bread was focaccia served with 2 sauces and olive oil. Very good.

            Unfortunately, my pork, although the color was beautiful, was a tad underdone, and the veg was only slightly warm.
            They were quick to return it to the kitchen, and brought me an open face pork taco appetizer while I waited. It was spicy and good topped with a pickled red onion (just like I make).

            When the Main was returned (same piece of meat) it was still juicy and delicious, The veg was hot and I was still in and out of the place in under an hour.

            Overall a good place, I’ve been before and I’ll return, not just because it’s close to the office.

            And for Doobie they have a small Charcuterie Bar on the side.