1535 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33755
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
The restaurant interior is pure red herring: There are small Egyptian pyramid salt shakers, a pharoah's bust and hieroglyphics. There's a reason for that. Owner Marek Pietryniak opened as an Egyptian restaurant called Piramida. Mostly familiar Middle Eastern food, but there was also a smattering of the Polish foods of his homeland. The fans were particularly enthusiastic about those. So he retooled the menu but left the hieroglyphics. Savor the mystery alongside a 12-pack of pierogi. The assortment includes sauerkraut and mushroom; potato and farmer's cheese; potato and cheddar; pork; spinach; and meat and spinach. They come adorned with a sprinkling of caramelized onions, once in a while you get one that looks like underpants that have lost their elastic. Very homey, very delicious.