On Saturday night I ended up at the Bloomsburg Fair by accident, and many church ladies were there, cooking up these little pieces of homemade pierogie heaven.
The first stand we visited had gourmet-style pierogies, with strange flavors like jalapeno, farmer’s cheese, and blueberry. The next stand was old school: potatoes only. Both were excellent, and all I can think about now is when can I get my next hit. I’m eating lunch at my desk, pretending that this Kashi Go Lean protein bar is actually a big, fat, carbohydrate-laden potato pierogie smothered in butter and onions. Oh my.
Happily, best local pierogies are apparently located in nearby Port Richmond–a neighborhood once described to me as “like South Philly, except it’s Poles instead of Italians.”
Port Richmond, get ready. I am coming to visit, and all your pierogies are belong to me