Beksa Lala serves up "unapologetically" Polish brunch and dinner
Beksa Lala is bringing kielbasa, apple pancakes and blintz to Boggs Social and Supply for a Polish pop-up brunch that will leave you feeling radość.
Why it matters: Chef Basia Piechoczek's culinary love letter to growing up in a multigenerational Polish household in New Jersey is a welcome addition to metro Atlanta's small Polish food scene.
State of plate: The roving restaurant — the name means "crybaby," a loving nickname Basia earned from her older siblings — sets up shop on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm for brunch.
Catch up quick: Piechoczek, who's worked with James Beard-nominated chef Tom Gray and J. Trent Harris of Mujo, unveiled Beksa Lala in December at Burle's Bar in the Old Fourth Ward and Bogg's shortly thereafter.
Details: The "savory and dark" Krupniok is a Silesian blood sausage with groats that's pan-fried with onion. It's served with eggs and a choice of cast-iron potatoes (with a shot of buttermilk, a classic Polish pairing) or rye bread, butter and a sliced tomato.
- The built-for-two Kanapka breakfast platter serves up an assortment of breads, meats and cheeses to create your open-faced sandwiches (or whatever you'd like).
- Vegan options include a buckwheat waffle topped with fresh plums, crispy buckwheat and birch syrup mousse.
- For drinks, Piechoczek's dreamed up a beet Bloody Marysia served with a little pieróg and pickle.
Of note: Beksa will post up at Boggs for dinner this Sunday and Monday from 5pm to 9pm.
What they're saying: Beksa's drawn Polish immigrants searching for authentic food and newbies looking to broaden their palettes. "What I love about Atlanta in general is that people here are avid eaters, but they love to learn through eating," Piechoczek told Axios.
- "The menus I'm making are not necessarily what you think you know about Polish food. It's unapologetically Polish — but I think that's the charm to it."
What's next: Check Beksa's Instagram for hours and locations. Starting Feb. 10, Piechoczek will serve dinner on Saturday nights at Burle's.
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