Food Festivals

How Many Slavic Dumplings Can You Consume in a Single Afternoon?

Learn the Answer at Pierogi Festival on Saturday, May 1.

By Jessica Voelker April 26, 2010

I am a neighbor of Polish Home (Dom Polski) at 1718 1714 18th Street East. I walk by it almost daily. A few weeks ago a banner appeared outside the building, reminding me that Pierogi Festival, at which I was invited to eat all the pierogi I wanted, was on Saturday, May 1.

This has led to weeks of pierogi craving, which I’ve attempted to assuage with other dumplings like gyoza and wonton. To no avail. Slavic dumplings, with their delicate dough and their fried onion crunchies on top, are in a class of comfort food all by themselves.

I’m most familiar with potato- and cabbage-filled pierogi, but I understand that there will be a variety of pierogi on offer at Polish Home, including some filled with meat, some filled with cheese, some filled with blueberries, even, and still others with plum.

Admission to All You Can Eat Pierogi Festival is $16 for adults, $8 for kids. It starts at 11:30am and runs until 4:30pm. A pierogi-making demonstration is scheduled for 1pm.

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