These days, you can score Polish Boys not only at barbecue joints like Mt. Pleasant, Whitmore's, Hot Sauce Williams, and The Rib Cage, as well as the long-running and widely touted favorite, Seti's Polish Boys food truck, but also at a number of contemporary restaurants. You see, like the Cavs, the Polish Boy is making a huge comeback thanks to Cleveland-loving chefs who have picked up the baton and run with it.
At Banter, a retail bottle shop/poutine eatery in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, you'll find a deluxe version, with juicy house-made kielbasa, slaw, frites, and sauce, all tucked into a split-top bun. Michael Symon just opened his "Cleveland-style" barbecue restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in the heart of Downtown, and there was no way he wasn’t paying tribute to his favorite sandwich. Order the Polish Girl and you’ll score a fat kielbasa from the nearby West Side Market topped with saucy smoked pork and coleslaw. Over at Picnic, a new "sausage-themed" eatery in the 5th Street Arcades, diners can score another version of the Polish Boy -- this one a char-grilled smoked pork sausage topped with -- you guessed it -- fries, slaw, and sauce.