Root Canal Diet: Going Around Greenpoint

I was away for a week or so, apologies for the lack of posts. After my root canal, I had to eat a liquid diet. But then I had to start getting some nutrients, so my boyfriend had this great idea to go to Polish town of Greenpoint, New York. We went to a rustic joint called Karczma and you’ve never eaten a Polish grill plate like we have.

The Food


Karczma is simply the Polish word for tavern. And, if you take a look inside, it definitely keeps that rustic old-world charm. My personal favorite is the replica of a wooden well in the middle. But that’s just me.

Rustic as hell.

Rustic as hell.

Let me explain what a grill plate is: It is a plate full of grilled protein for a designated number of individuals. We got a grill plate for two. In the Polish restaurant language, grill plate for two should be amended as grill plate for two professional athletes. Neither I nor Matt fall into that category. Therefore, both our tiny selves had to muscle through some blood sausage, grilled salmon, grilled pork, grilled chicken, and grilled beef with a side of hunter’s stew (bigos) and roasted potatoes. Needless to say, this is a lot of food. We also got some smoked cheese as an appetizer because, let’s face it, we have no shame.

Bask in its glory!

Bask in its glory!

Was this healthy? No. How does this fit in with getting a root canal? Well, you want foods that you can easily cut into little pieces, even if it takes you infuriatingly long to eat them. Meat is also pretty gentle, as in, it’s not terribly hard or difficult to bite through, which helps for when you can only use half your mouth.

The Clothes

I went for comfort, once again. The weather was a bit breezy, so wide-legged pants are a great option because they are breezy and don’t hug the body too closely. I realize this might not be the most flattering picture, but hey, at least I’m not wearing sweatpants again.

Coffee and a smile. (Top: Express, Jeans: Michael Kors, Shoes: Aldo, Bag: Dunno)

Coffee and a smile. (Top: Express, Jeans: Michael Kors, Shoes: Aldo, Bag: Dunno)

Keep it yummy,



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