As a gift to Jaime for her birthday, I took her out for Polish buffet! Since her dad can cook some serious Polish eats, and since she always raves about it, I thought I’d find a place nearby that makes a few of her favorite dishes.This is where Old Warsaw comes into the equation. Copious amounts of comfort food in the middle of the day? Where do I sign???
I’ve been here once before with my friend Jon. So I knew what to expect when I walked into the kitchy entrance. Jaime, however, did not.Seriously now- who doesn’t appreciate neon lights, mismatched carpeting/wallpaper, a vinyl tablecloth, and the most fabulous chandeliers money could buy in 1981?
Only the best for my friend Jaime.
It didn’t take long to fill a plate there.I’m pretty sure the term “Polish Food” must mean “any way possible you can incorporate meat into a dish”. If you were vegetarian and lived in Poland, you would most likely starve to death. You’ve been warned.
My favorite was definitely the stuffed cabbage. Sounds like a bad idea, but I promise it isn’t.Happy Birthday, Jaime! Sorry the pic is blurry- I must have been a little dazed already by the food coma that would set in right after this…
I also had to get a pic of the columns that in no way, shape, or form fit in with the theme of the restaurant. Half the fun in going is the amusing decor. Jaime took this pic right as I was getting whistled at from the highway for a pose that apparently was deemed sexy at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Oops. But dude- whistling at a girl from a beer truck isn’t helping your case. Clearly I’m a lady and will have none of that…As much as I wanted to spend the rest of the day under a desk passed out from food coma, I held strong. And was also able to get the last part of my workout in. I was able to actually get up early yesterday (unlike how I failed to do the day before) and do a round of The Shred. Then, after work, I made my way over to the gym and was able to control the tv long enough to get in some elliptical time while keeping up with The Big Bang!
After a night of cleaning (you’re welcome, mom), I was still able to get a run in this morning because I’m going out to eat with my mom as soon as I get home from work. 4 miles at an 8:22 pace. That’s a little more like it…
I was a little weirded out this morning, though, because there’s usually just one or two of us working out at the clubhouse workout room. But I guess some people (i.e. OLD MAN) like to go for a dip in the hot tub at 5:15 in the morning. First off, the hot tub is gross and I will never even put a foot into the room where it’s located. Secondly, what are you doing?!?!?!
To each their own I guess.
I refueled after my run with some fab breakfast and flipping through a magazine.I love ESPN magazine’s body issue! Because these athletes are crazy. And their bodies are ridiculous. It’s literally page after page of strong and healthy men and women. I find it inspiring- even though I know others have issues with it. Do any of you get ESPN mag or have heard of this issue? Thoughts?
Happy Friday, everyone! Fridays are usually my busiest day at work, so I’m hoping it will FLY!
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