By now you’ve probably gone through a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers and are ready to think about eating other things. Just in time, the Tribune-Review has a great survey of pierogies available in local restaurants.
We can testify to the goodness of Gooski’s pierogies — even people who’ve grown up eating the best homemade kind agree that Gooskis’s does pierogies very well. Pierogies are really good with beer, too. If the rock-and-roll bar aspect of Gooski’s isn’t really your scene, go early on an off night — at 5 or 6 pm, it’s quiet and hasn’t yet become crowded or smoky (3117 Brereton Street).
(The Rock Room has pierogies, too, although reports indicate they’re more serviceable than transcendent.)
If you’d rather cook pierogies at home, Alfred’s Deli, at 3041 Brereton Street, has many kinds of the handmade frozen variety. Anna is open 11-1 on Sundays, 10:30-5 Tuesday – Friday, and 10:30-4 on Saturday. She also has a variety of Polish sausage to go with it. Call 412.682.3100 to find out what she has in stock.
(above photo of pierogies at Gooski’s, by Tribune-Review photographer Andrew Russell)