Don’t order light and don’t look for low-carb options. Go to Christina’s for stick-to-your-ribs Polish fare served in a homey, brick-walled diner setting. Steamed pierogi are perfectly prepared, but a diet-be-damned fried version is a better way to go. Beef goulash arrives with tender bits of meat in a savory gravy, served with your choice of potatoes. Figure in the sides of beets and green beans as your daily dose of vegetables.
853 Manhattan Ave
|Cross street:||between Milton and Noble Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 8am–9pm; Sun 8am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $6. Cash only|