Poor Man’s King Feast
My friend Matt showed me this restaurant a few years ago, back when I was really broke. That means, basically, living in a crawl space, surviving off food stamps and having little to no spending money. But the poor still need a few quality pastimes. For example: going to the movies (I had a friend who worked at a theater and let me in for free), going to bars (plenty of friends who worked at those), and going out to restaurants.
For those of us who have worked at a restaurant, or have had a friend who worked at a restaurant, it is known that you must pay for at least 50 percent of the bill at the end of the meal. So, in short, during my time of complete broke-assness I lost a large majority of my friends who worked in the restaurant business due to the fact that I wasn’t going to drop $20-$30 for a good meal. Oh well, fuck ‘em.
Krolewskie Jadlo (King’s Feast) was my palace, my sanctuary. Also, the only place I knew that I could pay $3.75 including tip and have a filling meal. I don’t know what you think you can get for $3.75, so let me tell you. At King’s feast you can order the white borscht for $2.75, which has a hard boiled egg and a sausage in the soup, plus it comes with a side of mashed potatoes: PLUS every meal comes with pickles, bread and PIG’S LARD. (Mmmmmm, pig’s lard is seriously amazing!).
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This place is very distinct because of the two Knights that stand guard in front, so for many of you who don’t know the name of this restaurant, I guarantee you’ve seen it before. The three course lunch specials are very affordable at $9. And all the soups are of the finest Polish quality and all very cheap (under $5).
So, King’s Feast, I salute you in all you wondrous cheap glory, and crown you the palace of poor-men kings, people like you, people like me, and all the other broke-asses in the world. Thank you.
694 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Between Nassau and Norman [Greenpoint]
Image from iwantmorefood.com