Pierogi from Royal Cracovia | Photo by Neal Santos
Italian, British, French? Cinch. Even Dutch, Spanish and Belgian food is pretty easy to find close to the heart of Philly’s most tony neighborhoods. But for a long time, this city has also been home to a thriving community that brought all its borscht and sausages along from the Old Countries. So if you’re looking for a hit of post-Glasnost melting-pot Euro cuisine ignored by the likes of Vetri, Garces and Starr, here are some good places to start.
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Kielbasa hanging in the Royal Cracovia smoker.
They’re calling it a soft opening. Though I’m not sure how softly a $3.5 million, 16,000 square foot, 250-seat Eastern European restaurant can open, even if it is in Magnolia, New Jersey. But Stanislaw “Stosh” Stachowski’s mega-restaurant will finally open tomorrow, October 16th at 6 pm.
The menu ranges from everything from Polish pierogies to meats from a wood burning grill. There are also some pizzas thrown in for good measure. Lunch debuts on Friday, October 25th.
Check out the rather extensive menu.
Royal Cracovia Dinner Menu (PDF)
Royal Cracovia [Foobooz]
We’ve talked about this place a few times before, but if the name doesn’t ring a bell, here’s a couple things that might remind you:
It’s the 250-seat, $3.5 million European bistro opening in Magnolia, New Jersey, complete with its own underground pierogi laboratory.
Oh, yeah… Now you remember it, right?
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