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  1. arizonaitalian

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    We spent last week in the Baltic seaside resort of Sopot. Its a really nice area, with better-than-average hotels and restaurants for the country. I'll post a few of the meals here. The first late afternoon "dinner" was in a very cute little seaside outdoor place over-looking the beach and Baltic.

    I started with a white fish soup with a fish sausage, and then had salmon over potato pancakes and spinach and dill. Yummy.

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    The next night in Sopot, we went to a cute little courtyard Italian place. First, a disclaimer, non-Polish "ethnic" foods in Poland generally suck. There simply are not many immigrants there from many places, and thus the interpretations of other cuisines are usually pretty poor. This place, otoh, stood out among the usual places in the country. This food was fantastic and reasonably authentic (not perfectly, but reasonably).

    We had;
    - Artichoke salad
    - Beef carpaccio
    - Grilled beef ribeye (far and away the best steak I've had in Europe - yup, better than any bisteca florentine I've had in Italy)
    - Pasta Carbonara (real guanciale, but I think they added some cream to the egg sauce)

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    Last night, upon returning to Krakow, I was craving authentic Polish food. So we went to U Babci Maliny (translates as "At Grandma Raspberry's). Its one of my go-to places for that type of food. Its a usually crowded-with-students, hidden-away-underground, little place with food that does seem made by someone's grandmother. You order at the little window (the phrase overhead says "Grandmother recommends"). Then take a seat at one of many long wooden benches ala a Hofbräuhaus, until they call your number and you pick up a plastic tray loaded with Polish yumminess...

    We ordered a Polish Feast of all the things I have been craving:

    - Zurek soup - the white borscht with hard-boiled egg and sausage, made in a sour fermented rye broth
    - Inside the bread bowl is Bigos - a mixture of braised cabbage and meat with a tangy flavor
    - The usual assortment of salads (carrot, cabbages)
    - Smoked mountain cheese with cranberry sauce
    - Potato pancakes "Hungarian style" with a paprika and braised beef sauce

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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    It's as close to "the Ritz" as I can get right now with covid!!
     
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    I loved all the soups and "salads" they had in Krakow. Ordered a pork knuckle before realizing it was huge. My son and I split it and still didn't eat half of it. Zurek soup looks great as does the rest of it. Wish I was there, we could meet up for food! My son is making perogies at home now...probably not as good as in the pic but fun to eat and cook.
     
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    And no small amount, either!

    (Is that how they make "turkey bacon"?) ;)
     
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    My power is out. Going to order Pizza Hut, cause they deliver. Meat lovers. Trying to save bat power on my phone.
     
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    I tried turkey bacon once. That looks infinitely better!
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    Get off F-chat. Last time we had a power outage. I had to sit in the dark with the pooch, hoping it would come back on before it got scorching hot in the house. Backup plan was grab the dog and hang out in the truck with the AC blasting!

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    Caprese salad.

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    Hot links from a small German grocery store in Muenster, Texas. They did not skimp on spice.

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    Oh yes it is! Quite the helping as well :)
     
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    Hahaha this is much better!
     
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    The meals lately from you have been on another level! Some good eats and some nice sights it looks like.
     
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    Power is back. Came on about five minutes in the door. I decided to pick up the Pizza Hut. I needed puppy food and Petsmart is across the street.
     
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    OK. I did this one since it was closest to what I kinda sorta had in the way of ingredients. Used chicken breast, Meyer lemons, veggie sausage, onion powder, garlic powder, dried mushrooms, a sweet red wine (Lambrusco), and herbes de Provence. It wasn't half bad.
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    White fish soup. Looks kind of a chowder?
    Yummy...T
     
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    Bacon cheeseburger at Fatburger. It was very good, even though they overcooked it.
     
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    Oh, I'm going to run into the co op grocery store for more prime rib. Their meat is very good. Its on sale and limited to two roasts.
     
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    Store was out of prime rib, got two T-bones instead. I'll cook one tonight.
     
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    I'll take a pic next time we make it... hope it's soon.
     

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