John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I would like to honor Polonez Restaurant on the celebration of 25 years in business. It is located at 4016 S. Packard Avenue in St. Francis, Wisconsin, 53235. The phone number there is 414-482-0080, if you wish to make reservations to eat there. The Polonez Restaurant started out at a location just west of St. Josephat's Basilica, at S. 6th Street and W. Lincoln Avenue. It has honored Polish traditions all of the time of its existance. Polish food as would be served in The Baltic Sea area of Poland is their specialty. Much of the Polish food is similar to German food, as this area of Poland was under German occupation for many years. The owners have gone out of their way to produce an atmosphere as homelike as possible. On Sundays, they serve a brunch with many varieties of Polsih specialties, including kielbasa, potato pancakes, ham, shrimp. salmon, two kinds of potato salad, pierogi, cheese cake, eggs, pork sausages, pork roast, and many other foods to delight you. This is one of the few restaurants in the Milwaukee area to have pork hocks and sauerkraut on their regular menu. Imagine walking into the place and seeing Polish clothing outfits on display. The owner will always make you feel right at home. On Sundays, they have a person playing Polish music on the accordian as you eat your meal. I have always enjoyed eating there, but on October 4, 2008, they want to celebrate their 25th anniversary in business. Once you have tasted their food and atmosphere, you will always want to return there again. Congratulations to the owners of the Polonez Restaurant. Stol Lat! May you have many more years of good business ahead of you. Thank you for being here.