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heartbroken about Mazurka

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Been going there for 25 years - the only honest place on that whole stretch of Prince Arthur. It was heartbreaking to walk over there tonight, craving borscht, and see it all papered up. I'll miss their great perogies, their meat blintzes, their apricot dumplings, and I'll miss the grouchy ladies who've been serving there for as long as I can remember. Not even a sign on the door to bid us farewell.

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  1. There was no sign tonight because it closed in December. Sorry. I miss it too.

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    1. re: Shattered

      December, wow. I knew it had been a few months since I was last there... I guess they retired - I don't imagine they'll open somewhere else, eh?

    2. yup. I used to go with my parents maybe 45 plus years ago... definitely more than 45, it was yummy. And my kids liked it too. too bad....

      1. any substitute to Mazurka?

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        1. re: rikk

          Ha, good timing. Banner just went up today announcing a Mexican restaurant taking it's place. It will a while though, they haven't done any work inside yet, or even removed some of old stencilling on the window.

          1. re: Shattered

            Thanks.. but what I really was thinking of asking is where to go for pierogies and the like,now that mazurka's is gone...

            1. re: rikk

              Cracovie is where my Polish-Canadian friend likes to go for pierogies if she doesn't want to spend the hours making them. Good, hearty, Polish food.

              http://restaurant-cracovie.com/

              1. re: rikk

                I like the frozen pierogies from Patisserie Mozart on Decarie, steps from the Villa Maria metro.

                1. re: marblebag

                  I thought you meant Chopin (another Polish place which is steps away from Villa Maria) but then searched for Mozart and found out it's on Queen Mary, closer to Snowdon Metro. I didn't know about this place, I'll try to check it out. Is that the standard Supreme Pierogies they sell? I think that's what Chopin sells too.

                2. re: rikk

                  Marche Epicure, Eastern European food, located on Pare just above Decarie, has fresh potatoe pirogues (amongst other hot dishes) daily that you can eat there or take out. They have products, made inhouse and imported, that you won't find in any Canadian supermarket. My late bubbly would be overjoyed!

                  1. re: BigHabsFan

                    I bought some frozen pelmeni (Georgian style) from Marché Epicure and they were amazing. I want to go back and try more.

              2. re: rikk

                I think Rikk was wondering about other Polish restaurants, not what had taken the space...

                And in no particular order, there's the following:
                Euro-Deli Batory, 115 Saint-Viateur O
                Bistro Téré, 3736 Sabrevois
                Stash Café, 200 St Paul O
                Polonia Polonia, 383 De L'eglise
                Slovenia, 6424 Clark
                Patisserie Wawel, multiple locations

                And Euro Polonia, 1565 Amherst, says they are renovating, but...

                1. re: EaterBob

                  Unfortunately, Polonia Polonia has been closed for a couple of years. There is a Patisserie Wawel location close by on Wellington.

                  1. re: hala

                    Apologies, I haven't been looking for perogies in Verdun for a while...

                2. re: rikk

                  Not as far as restaurants go but Felix Mish has prepared foods and the Cabbage Rolls are very close to those at Mazurka.While your there they're Keilbasa is some of the best in town.