So here’s the deal: I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. But I am one for setting goals. This year I made it my goal to try at least one new restaurant every month. More, if time and budget allow! (So far…not. But here’s hoping!)
I made basically no rules for the project, just that it has to be new to me. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, snacks & drinks…casual, fancy, anywhere in between…anything goes!
I came up with the idea while sitting in traffic on my way to pick up the kids one evening, right outside Bogusha’s Polish place on Stevens Ave. I’ve driven by this place literally hundreds of times, and I work just down the street, but I’d never been. And there are so many places like this! I don’t get out a lot, what with kids and busy schedules and lack of money and and and…
Hopefully, not only will this project spur me on to try new restaurants but also just get out and see friends more often! (Hi friends! I miss you!)
Appropriately, the first new place I tried was, in fact, Bogusha’s. It’s a tiny Polish restaurant and deli, with just 3 tables surrounded by grocery items. It’s very much like eating in someone’s home. Someone who happens to make delicious Polish food.
M & I met for lunch one icy day and both got the Polish platters with pierogi, kielbasa, bigos (hunter’s stew, consisting of cabbage, sauerkraut, kielbasa, ham) and golabki. Everything was wonderful, especially the bigos which I’d never even heard of, let alone tried! We also started the meal with white borscht, which was delicious.
I also picked up kinder eggs for the kids and some chocolate bars for my work stash.
All told, I’d recommend it – as long as you aren’t in a hurry! While the food was great, the service was…leisurely.