Everybody appreciates a cheap meal, but it's hard to get cheaper, more filling, or more Polish than Hamtramck's Krakus kitchen. It's not as well-known as Polish Village Cafe or Polonia, mostly due to its less-than-desirable location, but it's larger, charmingly dated,and arguably as authentic as Eastern European food gets in Detroit. Heaping plates like meat-stuffed cabbage, pork chops, and egg-topped veal cutlets come with a soup or a salad... and you'll get the soup if you know what's good for you. Mushroom soup is rich and smoky, while dill pickle soup is brine-y and botanical. A Ukrainian take on beet borscht? Order it. Naturally, mashed potatoes and kraut are on the house.