Recently, a new sign was erected at 399 West Broadway, where MacPhail’s was once tucked away from the main thoroughfare. The new restaurant, Miazga’s, quietly occupied the space. But if the reviews are any indication, Miazga’s will not remain under the radar for long.
Run by siblings Joe and Jennifer Miazga, the varied menu promotes home-style comfort food. Think simple, unpretentious dishes that evoke nostalgic feelings with homemade flavors. The siblings are originally from upstate New York, where their parents ran a bakery that was started by their grandparents. There, within a big Polish community, pierogis were a bakery staple, which is why you’ll find them on the menu at Miazga’s.
Jennifer Miazga says the menu is inspired by, “the mom and pop corner shops of Philly, Boston and New York: simple, nothing over the top.” The siblings have lived in the area since the 90’s, and while they’ve both worked in the Jackson restaurant industry, they sought the opportunity to do their own concept, where they could fill a niche with the foods they were missing from their youth.
In the two weeks since their opening, customers have concurred: commenting that items like the spaghetti and meatballs or chicken Alfredo remind them of their grandmother’s cooking. You’ll notice other nods to Polish food, with the kielbasa plate or sandwich. But to classify the restaurant as Italian or Polish is too limiting. The rest of the menu boasts equally classic, simple burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Rest assured, the meats for the brisket, corned beef and meatball sandwiches, as well as the sauces, are all made in-house.
With a full liquor license, you can wash it down with a beer, wine or cocktail of your choice. But save room, because one of the main stars of this establishment is their scratch-made desserts. Pies, cannoli and eclairs stock the shelves of a dessert display case that will make your mouth water immediately upon entry. These items will easily evoke old memories, or create new ones for you and your party.
Miazga’s is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. These hours may extend later in summer, and seating will expand as well with the addition of the outdoor deck. Today kicks off the start of their happy hour: Monday-Saturday from 4-5:30 p.m., enjoy half-off beer, wine and cocktails.