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Good Pierogies anyone?

I have a bet with my husband. I say there has GOT to be a restaurant around here that serves up pierogies that can put his Grandmother's to shame. He begs to differ. We haven't actually been to Cafe Polonia so perhaps the answer lies there. Anyone.....?

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  1. Jesus says: The answer fries there.

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    1. Cafe Polonia definitely. My wife says they are the closest to the pierogies her 100% polish grandmother made.

      1. Yes - it's Cafe Polonia for the Boston area - very, very good but not even close to Veselka in NYC or the little old ladies in the church basement in the East Village there.

        1. You could also try the Baltic Deli & Cafe for frozen ones & other delectables.
          632 Dorchester Ave
          South Boston, MA 02127
          Phone: (617) 268-2435

          1. I grew up on those! Nothing beats homemade, if you have the time. Sadly, I haven't ever seen them on the menu anywher in Boston, but if you're in Chicago find http://www.berghoff.com/
            Try the beer flights too, I begged the owner to send his work to NERAX in Somerville since they've expanded beyond NE and the UK. I'll give Cafe Polonia a try and report back on how my version and Berg's measure up.

            1. I haven't found any good pierogies since i moved back from Chicago

              1. "That can put his Grandmother's (pierogies) to shame"

                Jeez, nothing like stirring the old family pot, eh?

                Add me to the Greek or Polska Chorus, Cafe Polonia's are outstanding.

                Harp

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                1. re: Harp00n

                  well, that answers it then huh? thanks!

                2. cafe polonia has great pierogie and yummy potato pancakes, but can anyone beat Grandma's? One has to wonder who could possibly be an objective judge?

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                  1. re: Wannabfoode

                    Yup, I think it's just a losing proposition messing with a guy's iconic Babcia right from the git-go!.

                    Harp

                  2. I grew up on perogies, cabbage rolls, kielbasa (pronounced koo-ba-sa , not KIEL ;) and Borscht in Canada, my grandmother being 100% Ukrainian. I've been to Polonia, and the Baltic Deli...and I didn't like them at all *sigh* The closest i've had to mine, or my grandmothers was in Salem at Polonus European Deli. I find that Polonia and baltic use a mild cheddar in their perogies, you need sharp, extra sharp to get a good flavour, not sure of the potatoes they were using either...kinda bland. I like using Yukon Golds for my perogies. Believe it not though, Trader Joes has perogies in their freezer section that are really, really good. Boil them up, carmelize some diced onion in butter and throw the perogies in..served with sour cream, these are awesome!

                    So overall I don't think you'll find any place that will sell perogies as good as your husbands grandmothers, unless you come to my house heh ;) They're just a total pain in the butt to make!

                    My perogies :)
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25065234...