In Chicago, Polish Food is the Intersection for Cuisines from Korea to Colombia

Maggie Hennessy

Before 2016, you might not have thought much of fusing Korean and Polish cooking. Hell, one of its early architects, Chef Won Kim, didn’t either. His first foray into what’s since been affectionately dubbed Ko-Po began in jest, when he’d host industry-night cookouts at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Maria’s founders, brothers Ed and Mike Marszewski, are Korean and Polish, the...