We know we’ve been doing a lot of meat-related posts lately on the R & B blog, but we just can’t help ourselves—we’re unabashed carnivores. Out latest love? The Polish Sausage at the newly opened Hell’s Kitchen branch of Peter’s Since 1969.The original branch of Peter’s opened a few years ago in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but now they’ve made their move to Manhattan. Most of the ink spilled on Peter’s focuses on their rotisserie chicken—and justifiably so, because that is one bird worth clucking about. But if you can tear yourself away from the poultry, we’d like to recommend their Polish sausage. The kielbasa-style sausage has a killer pepper-garlic kick and a tangy smokehouse flavor that’s all too hard to find in links these days. You can thank Steve’s Meat Market in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for that—Peter’s gets their sausage from this old-school Polish butcher, where it’s smoked daily. At the restaurant, the sausage is served alongside house-made sauerkraut—a refreshing touch, though their mac ‘n’ cheese makes for a lovely, (if not exactly light) side as well.
Oh, and if you’re curious about the name? 1969 is the year the Polish butcher shop that originally housed the Brooklyn restaurant opened. No matter—Peter’s is a welcome addition to our neighborhood, 1969 or 2010.
Peter’s Since 1969
587 9th Ave.