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Polish fast food joints?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
14 Oct 2010 #1
Anybody ever heard of or ate at one of the stands of New York Hot Dog or a Mr Hamburger restaurant in Poland? I understand both outfits are Polish-owned. What about Szybki Kęs?
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #2
Apparently haven't made it to Wroclaw. It's all gyros, toast, and crappy pizza.
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #3
@Polonius3
Are you talking about Jeffs American restaurants?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #4
There's one of those here. i would be surprised if it were Polish owned, well maybe surprised would be a bit too strong of a word, I might raise an eyebrow though, when noone was looking.

I thought "roosters" in Krakow and Zakopane was Polish? And ''sphinx'' I thought was an Egyptian themed Polish restaurant?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
14 Oct 2010 #5
And ''sphinx'' I thought was an Egyptian themed Polish restaurant?

Avoid like the plague! Never could get to like that place, didn't really know what type of food to serve.

I thought "roosters" in Krakow and Zakopane was Polish?

Always good for the footy and the food ain't that bad either :/
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #6
Are they Polish, dtaylor5632?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
14 Oct 2010 #7
Roosters is a franchise, same company who owns the American hooters. Sphinx is owned by a Polish chain, they also own WOK and Chłopskie Jadło under the trading name of Sfinks Polska S.A.

Edit; sorry I meant wook.
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #8
Sean, time to raise an eyebrow, Jeffs is Polish owned - the guy lived in the states for a long time, I believe he is originally from Wroclaw.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #9
Ha!, fair play to the guy.
There is one in galeria kazimierz in Krakow, it is really well decked out, every detail is so American, the walls are plastered with American memorabilia the works (Here is there website gallery)

jeffs.pl/strona.php?podstr=galeria&lang=pl

I had a cocktail or five a while ago and they had a band playing on the roof of the kitchen. All the old American hits.

Ok, you got me, I am surprised :)
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #10
the walls are plastered with American memorabilia the works

Looks like a TGI Fridays :(
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #11
What's wrong with that?

I have only ever been to one TGIF in Oslo, it wasn't so bad.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
14 Oct 2010 #12
Złoty Kurczak is quite ok. They do burritos which are pretty tasty :) The only thing is that you have to tell them to hold the cabbage. Cabbage in a cheeseburger isn't the best but it makes for an interesting burger.

There is another burger chain on the main street which, I presume, is Polish. I can't remember the name of it.

The best places in Poland, like in Japan, are the places that are tucked away a little. The local places are great.
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #13
What's wrong with that?

Like going to an Irish pub in San Diego with four leaf clovers and leprechauns all over the place.
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #14
I have only ever been to one TGIF in Oslo, it wasn't so bad.

Jeffs is good for cocktails ++++. They opened a TGIF here about 18 months ago I have only been there once, but TGIF in convent garden has a history for me lol especially in happy hour.

This another restaurant chain from the same guy
podwale25.pl/strona.php?podstr=artykul&co=1&lang=en
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #15
Are "North Fish" Polish too? Fast food fish in breadcrumbs. I haven't tried it, as I consider myself too far away from the sea to eat fish. (except good fresh water mountains trout).

Like going to an Irish pub in San Diego with four leaf clovers and leprechauns all over the place.

Ah you're just an old fart.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
14 Oct 2010 #16
TGIF

ah... the food there sucks...

Jeffs

in galeria kazimierz in Krakow

i'm gonna check this one out!!

:)
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #17
Are "North Fish" Polish too? Fast food fish in breadcrumbs. I haven't tried it

In all the years I have been in Poland, I have eaten in some wonderful places and some sh1tholes, the only place I ever got food poisoning from was " North ferkin Fish " in Arkadia - Warsaw. Beware be very aware...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #18
i'm gonna check this one out!!

It's American style food, ribs, burgers, like roosters.
Do you not get enough of that in America?

You have to go to Babcia Malina in Krakow, the food is really very good there.
kuchniaubabcimaliny.pl/nowa

the only place I ever got food poisoning from was " North ferkin Fish " in Arkadia - Warsaw

I was searching to find out if they were Polish and came across a very bad article (in Polish) about them in Gazeta Wyborcza
krakow.gazeta.pl/krakow/1,87945,4932285.html

I will give it a miss so.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
14 Oct 2010 #19
It's American style food, ribs, burgers, like roosters.
Do you not get enough of that in America?

i wanna compare...lol

You have to go to Babcia Malina in Krakow, the food is really very good there.

oh yes, that's a must!
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #20
Ah you're just an old fart.

No, I thought Ireland was like that until I moved over here. I am now left with shattered dreams.

But...what is missing here is decent barbecue. A taqueria would probably work well, out of a truck doing breakfast tacos and then beef or chicken at lunch.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #21
I thought Ireland was like that until I moved over here.

It is like that but only in the local bars and restaurants, the tourist places are just plain because underneath every Irish man's charm and charisma, we really like to shatter American's idea of us :p

what is missing here is decent barbecue.

A very good friend of mine from down South (U.S.A), tells me I am not allowed to say the word 'Barbecue', as I have no idea what it is:).

My idea of a BBQ, is a few hot coals and lash on some road-kill or vege burgers and a few beers.
His is apparently a ceremony, filled with secret rituals and recipes.
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #22
You have to go to Babcia Malina in Krakow, the food is really very good there.

B M is the best, whenever I am in Krakow I always go to this place
shanti-restauracja.pl
they are on the opposite of the river to Galeria kazmierz, I am a big fan of Thai food and they do it very well - very impressed. The person that owns the place is an Irish guy I believe. If you like Thai - Sean try it out.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
14 Oct 2010 #23
I have recently been given his contact details with the same glowing review.

I must say that Thai food is one of my top two all time favourites. Indian and Chinese are great but Nepalese is a fantastic combination of the two.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
14 Oct 2010 #24
The person that owns the place is an Irish guy I believe.

Aye it is, he owns another place just round the corner on the same side near to the uni, unless he has changed its name to shanti.
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #25
My idea of a BBQ.

First step is learning the difference between grilling (think kiss the cook apron wearing guy throwing hot dogs on a grill, possibly with an Irish accent), and ba-bachu (the guy with the smoker, the slab of brisket and ribs, and a whole lot of time on his hands). Second step is learn the rituals, which, depending on where you're from may or may not involve a sacrifice.
poland_
14 Oct 2010 #26
Aye it is, he owns another place just round the corner on the same side near to the uni, unless he has changed its name to shanti.

This place is in a modern office block on the ground level, very close to the Uni
pgtx 30 | 3,156
14 Oct 2010 #27
last time i went to the sushi place "Miyako" and i didn't like it (i love sushi!!)...

how about "Miod Malina"?

when i go to Poland i don't like to eat out... i like when my mammy and busias cook for me delicious Polish yummy dishes... :D
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
14 Oct 2010 #28
This place is in a modern office block on the ground level, very close to the Uni

That's the one. Never been though as I moved away just before it opened.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
14 Oct 2010 #29
Poland should open a corn on the cob shop. Some great all you can eat deals and a sore gut afterwards. Oh, and plenty of wind too :)
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Oct 2010 #30
i like when my mammy and busias cook for me delicious Polish yummy dishes... :D

You have a mammy?


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