April 18, 2014
Text and Photos with captions by Beata and Ale
Last Friday we had a chance to see Greenpoint in New York City. It is the northernmost neighborhood in New York. The area is a part of Brooklyn. The place is called Little Poland. A lot of Polish immigrants live there. Also, it is a part of the Polish-American community.
We organized a trip and we were able to enjoy a nice long walk around the place. We could see many Polish advertisements, Polish words and stores around us.
The nicest time we spent in the Polish Restaurant Karczma . The place has an old Polish style. The food is really delicious and has a traditional, home-made taste. The typical Polish dish includes a lot of herbs and is heavy.
We tried Pierogi (They are a kind of Polish dumpling – first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions – traditionally stuffed with potato filling , sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit). Definitely, we prefer the option with cheese and potato filing. It tasted the best when we ate this with sour cream.
We ate also white polish sausage, it was served together with white horseradish sauce. This kind of sausage is really good. It is a special dry sausage, boiled and served as an appetizer. Especially, it is one of the main dishes during Easter time.