Thursday, June 30, 2011

Polonza Bistro

This restaurant is fairly new to Pensacola. It is a coffee house/breakfast and lunch venue.It actually used to be another restaurant called Eat. Anyway, this restaurant is clean, simple, and has a lot of windows.

The menu features reasonably priced homey dishes as well as a wide variety of coffees.

I ordered the homemade pimento cheese, the potato soup, and the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. The pimento cheese contained freshly roasted peppers and was served with an herbal bread. The potato soup was impressive. The last few times I've ordered potato soup at a restaurant it was thick and paste-like. This soup, however, was silky. The pulled pork was juicy and smothered in barbecue sauce. This sandwich is pretty messy so make sure you get extra napkins. The sweet potato fries went perfectly with the pork. They were crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside, and not too sweet.

Wednesday's daily special was meatloaf served with your choice of two sides.

For dessert, I got the bread pudding which was served with a bananas foster/butterscotchy flavored sauce. Though it was delicious, it was way too big for one person to eat alone.

We all like to have snappy service when we go out to restaurants, but sometimes snappy is not always a good thing. I had just started to spread the pimento cheese on a piece of bread when the soup was delivered to the table. I set the bread down, took a spoonful of soup, and then, my sandwich was brought to the table. The sandwich would get cold if I didn't eat it, but then the soup would get cold if I didn't eat that. And, what about the appetizer? I can understand that they would want to be quick and efficient with serving the food, but by not spacing out the courses, it was hard to really enjoy the food.

Overall: 3.5/5

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