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Kimski, Maria's Bar's Polish-Korean Restaurant, Opens With Korean Pierogis and Poutine

Bridgeport's beloved community bar fully unveils its highly-anticipated first food menu

Aron Gent

Bridgeport eaters are getting a treat beginning at 5 p.m. today. That's when Kimski, the highly-anticipated fusion food-serving expansion of stalwart Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar, officially opens after a brief soft opening on Saturday night. Get ready for Polish-Korean street food mashed up in one of the most unique new restaurant spaces in recent times, which ownership describes as a "Warped Space Beer Hall."

The menu is also quite unique, inspired by chef Won Kim and matriarch Maria's heritages, slammed together in casual food served from a counter, including the house Polish sausage with Korean condiments, two types of pierogis with Korean fillings, and two late-night-only items: potato-scallion quesadillas and Kimski poutine. You can eat in the limited seating at Kimski (including a new second bar), on the new back patio, or staff will bring your grub to Maria's next door.

Not to be outdone by the food, owner Mike Marszewski, brother Ed and team are also unveiling a new beverage program—with 24 more draft lines and a revamped wine selection—and a new "Maria's Basement" beer cellar. Check out the full food menu below.

Kimski, 960 W. 31st St., (773) 890-0588, kitchen open 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar

960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608 (773) 890-0588 Visit Website

Kimski

954-960 West 31st Street, , IL 60608 (773) 823-7336 Visit Website

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