Got stuck in the city when my train got stuck on the track. So I walked around the East Village and into Neptune. Old Polish people dining here at this diner-esque restaurant, either enjoying themselves over conversation or being that one lone fat man with wild Doc Brown hair.
Two for one beers (as low as $3.50) and the Farmer’s Platter ($13) for me. It included kielbasa, sauerkraut, roast pork loin and dumplings with a side of soup or salad, for which I chose the cold red borscht. Something about cold pink soup, reminds me of Pepto-Bismol. Oh yeah, because it’s pink and my father used to keep our bottles in the fridge. The cold red borscht was refreshing, but hot is better. The platter was huge. The pork loin was tender and delicious. Got so full, I took half of it home. I don’t know if 2-for-1 beers happen often, but that made my meal well worth it.
Afterwards, the trains worked again and I got home. I remember. When I was little, I remembered I couldn’t find my mom at K-mart. I was sitting in my room crying, wondering if I ever found her and if I got home. I couldn’t remember. Then I remembered I was in my room and felt stupid.
Neptune Polish-American Restaurant – 194 1st Ave (btwn 11th & 12th St) New York, NY 10009