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$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerCheap EatsFirst/Early in the Game DatesOutdoor/Patio SituationQuick EatsSerious Take-Out Operation
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Kimski, connected to Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar in Bridgeport, is a place you could easily come just to drink—but you should be here for their Korean bar food that has a sprinkling of Polish influences. Kimski is affordable, easy, and the menu is full of things like spicy rice cakes, juicy bulgogi cheese sandwiches, and polish sausage with krautchi—a housemade kimchi-sauerkraut sent to earth directly from the fermentation gods. 

When you walk into Kimski, it looks like a carry-out spot only. But Kimski has plenty of tables, a big bar inside, and a backyard patio you wish you had at home. It’s a weird setup where you need to cut through Maria’s to get into the Kimski seating area, but the staff will help you find your way. Kimski itself is modern and industrial-looking to counter the dive-bar feels of Maria’s, so even though the two are connected, Kimski and Maria’s have distinct vibes.

Eat and drink at Kimski, then transition back over to Maria’s and drink some more. 

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Maria’s Standard

A house sausage with soju mustard, krautchi, and scallions on a roll. Solid sausage.
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Cheesy Beef Sandwich

Imagine your favorite cheesy beef sandwich. Now forget it—this is your new favorite. The bulgogi and cheddar is enhanced with blistered shishitos and gochujang mayo.

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