This part of Greenpoint isn't called Little Poland for nothing... it's home to some of the best Polish food in the city. Karczma is a standout even among all the competition, doing earthy, heavy dishes in a wood-filled space that almost comically evokes a rustic farmhouse. It doesn't hurt that everything is shockingly inexpensive, either. Almost the entire menu comes with a free side of mashed potatoes topped with fatty pork, from the already potato-filled pirogies to a traditional plate of meat-stuffed cabbage. Do yourself a favor and order a breaded pork cutlet plate -- it never disappoints -- just be sure to request a side of mushroom gravy, too. German, Austrian, and Polish beers are poured into towering glasses behind the lively bar, and ferried to your table by thick-accented waitresses wearing the costumes of rural Poland.