Polish Home Association
1714 18th Avenue
Pickle Soup, PleaseVisiting the Polish Home Association's restaurant takes some advance planning, because it's only open to the public on Fridays. But where else are you ever going to get to try pickle soup? Every Friday, you can buy a one-day "temporary membership" for $1 that allows you to enter their delightfully no-frills restaurant (that bears a distinct resemblance to a community-center gym). Belly up to the bar for a Tatonka - apple juice and bisongrass vodka - and settle in for a wait; reservations are only accepted for parties of 10 or more. But it's worth it once you sit down to a Polish Platter full of sausage, pierogis, sauerkraut, and cabbage rolls, swimming in rich creamy sauce. The pickle soup is big enough for two to share... but you won't want to. Street parking only.