This is an important election day for an important Pittsburgh food… the pierogi needs your vote. You have two important things to do today.
- go to your polling place and vote – find your polling place here
- go to Good.is and vote for pierogi palace
Last week the magazine Good asked for nominations for your fantasy food truck. Golan Levin and I have had some extensive conversations recently about the need to do more to promote the pierogi around Pittsburgh and beyond. We are thinking the pierogi needs to be a standard menu item on every bar meny in town.
So when we saw the fantasy food truck challenge we knew that we had to enter the pierogi – it is a matter of local pride and history.
Good accepted our nomination and the Pierogi Palace is in the running for the Food Truck Fantasy! But the pierogi needs your VOTE. Currently our precious pierogis are loosing to some fancy pants grilled cheese sandwich with mushrooms – this is unacceptable!
Fantasy Name: Pierogi Palace
Truck Concept: “Every culture has its dumpling. We have pierogies!” wrote creators Golan Levin and Lindsay Patross. “These are small lovable dough-filled dumplings, sometimes boiled or sometimes fried, which can contain a variety of different fillings: potato and cheese, sauerkraut and onion, mushrooms, sweet cheese, pumpkin, meat, or nearly anything else,” served up with sides like sour cream, applesauce, or cole slaw. Levin and Patross would open the truck in Pittsburgh, where there is a high concentration of Polish and Ukranian Americans. “Pierogi-making forms an important source of income for many elderly women in these communities; the pierogies are sold in churches—but not yet in a truck!”
Signature Dish: Pierogis!
Does this mean there will be a piergoi truck soon – well maybe – the contest doesn’t make your Food Truck Fantasy a reality – but we think this is an important first step in the promotion of the pierogi and Pittsburgh in general 🙂
Header image by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos via Wikipedia.