Eva Sek couldn’t believe it. On the very last day of service for Pierogi Queen, her restaurant in League City, someone from her hometown in Poland walked in.
Les Poletzky, like Sek, is from Kraśnik, but has lived in Houston the past 35 years. His new coworker Ben Tumlinson—both are infantry soldiers in the U.S. Army—had been pressing him to go out for Polish food for ages. Prior to coming to Houston, Tumlinson had been stationed in Europe and traveled to Poland, where he says he found some of the best homestyle cooking he’s ever tasted.