One of my favorite things to do is explore the city and find under-the-radar spots with lots of character. I hit a landmine when I stumbled into a little storefront restaurant in Greenpoint. I used my Yelp app to search for the nearest byob option. I saw there was a Polish spot I'd never heard of nearby. While what attracted me to Lomzynianka (now closed) was the byob option, what told me I'd love this place was the sound of someone hacking at a piece of meat in the kitchen. Luckily, there's also a window view right into the kitchen and I could see the woman vigorously chopping with a heavy knife. I immediately felt like this place was for real and I was about to taste some homestyle cooking. The wood paneled walls and VFW style tables, complete with a mounted deer head on the wall, intensified my expectations. I was not disappointed.

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