No, not THOSE poles, silly.
A-Tooch’s neighborhood is known for it’s historic past population of Slavic immigrants. While most of that history has disappeared, a few great landmarks still remain. Among them: Veselka
This awesome restaurant is diner-like and serves up only the best pierogies, borscht, and cheese blintzes. YUM! On top of that, there are a ton of other Polish specialties, meats, etc.
I’m headed there tonight, wahoo
Check it out for yourself: 144 2nd Ave. (at 9th St.) NY, NY
(A great place for brunch, too!)