Posted by: Kath Usitalo | December 16, 2011

Tradition And Treasures At Polish Art Center

Find inexpensive straw angels and pricier handblown glass ornaments at the Polish Art Center, Hamtramck

It’s officially the holiday season. The University of Detroit gal pals met for our annual Christmas lunch in Hamtramck, the once heavily Polish-American city located inside the Detroit city limits.

Two years ago it was Polonia; this year again it was the Polish Village Cafe (which we still refer to as Zosia’s) for plates of pierogi, potato pancakes, and stuffed cabbage. And don’t forget the dill pickle soup. (See related posts, below.)

Afterwards most of us headed to the Polish Art Center to do some Christmas shopping.

Today, when so much is changing and so many small businesses are struggling to keep the lights on, it’s great to be able to look forward to this annual get together of long time friends and to maintain this lunch-and-shopping tradition.

If you can’t make it to Hamtramck you can order imported folk art, books, jewelry, pottery, music and more—including flower, herb and vegetable seeds from Poland—from the Polish Art Center online store. But you’ll miss out on that dill pickle soup!

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Related Posts:

Polish Comfort Food – Polonia restaurant

Annual Comfort Food Fix – Polish Village Cafe

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