By Krista Marple, Point Park News Service:
If you know anything about Pittsburgh, you know the city has a love for food. But more specifically, you know their love for pierogies.
One of Pittsburgh’s newest food spots in town really has people talking. Stuff’d, which opened in August, is still in its soft opening stage but is the first pierogi bar in the area. Although it hasn’t been around for long, the restaurant has had many satisfied customers.
The variations of pierogies make Stuff’d stand out. You’ll find pierogies you can’t find anywhere else. Stuff’d currently offers mac and cheese pierogies, chicken parmesan pierogies, cheeseburger pierogies, buffalo chicken pierogies, peach pulled pork pierogies and more.
“Our macaroni and cheese pierogies are a mixture of two perfect comfort foods, they’re great,” said Trevor Getz, manager of Stuff’d.
The pierogi dishes range in prices from $12-$17 and come with six pierogies. Stuff’d is located at 130 Seventh Street in downtown Pittsburgh.
Not only is the up and coming pierogi bar all the talk around town, but The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival is making its return after last year’s hiatus this fall, bigger and better than before.
The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival welcomes several different pierogi vendors together to sell a variety of pierogies and pierogi-inspired items. Over 40 vendors will be participating in this year’s festival. Vendors include The Coop Chicken & Waffles, Pgh Po’boy, Gosia’s Pierogies, Miss Meatball, Jim’s Smokin Que, Forgotten Taste Pierogies, and more.
One fan favorite of previous years is the waffle cone filled with pierogies and mac and cheese. This oddly delicious sounding dish will be served by South Side Barbecue.
Along with your the pierogi vendors, Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream will be serving pierogi-inspired ice cream flavors. Voodoo Brewery is the official beer for the festival to perfectly pair your pierogies with a quality brew.
The festival will be held at Kennywood Park, on Sept. 24 from 1-6 p.m. In the past, the festival has taken place at South Shore Riverfront Park and Stage AE. Because of its growth over the years, it’s been relocated to a new location.
Tickets are currently still on sale, but be warned they are selling fast. Adult general admission tickets are $24 and child general admission tickets $12. Ticket holders will have access to seven of Kennywood’s rides. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket prices. A portion of proceeds from all ticket and food and drink sales will be donated to Riverlife, a local nonprofit organization, that works to restore Pittsburgh’s riverfronts.