Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Giveaway
Honestly, if you’ve lived in Pittsburgh more than a month, you should have had a pierogi. Pittsburgh has had this dumpling as a staple for so many years that new residents should get them with their welcome packets. But if by some bizarre chance you haven’t tried one, or if you want a twist on a food that you’ve popped in your mouth enough times for it to start feeling like a prescription, we’ve got the scoop for you.
On Oct. 18, Mrs. T’s Pierogies will present the second annual Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival at Stage AE from 12PM-5PM. Twenty different restaurants bump heads for your vote to win the Pierogi Festival’s People’s Choice Award with their own signature on the pierogi. Last year, Cop Out Pierogies won the honor. Although we love the traditional form, we think the grilled cheese pierogi, pierogi-inspired tacos and pierogi inspired cupcakes will surely cause a stir. The chocolate sauerkraut cake with fudge buttercream seems particularly ambitious. Make sure to tweet us your opinions while you’re at the festival.
Seeing as you’ll have a lot of pierogies to try, we suggest you take breaks between the munching and enjoy some of the other festivities. Meet the Pittsburgh Pirate’s racing Pierogies, create pierogi inspired art with Paint Monkey, or browse everything from pierogi t-shirts and festival keepsakes to jewelry and pottery at the pop-up pierogi marketplace.
You can also chill out and listen to music by Mon Valley Push, Pandemic, Good Brother Earl, and Ciganska Krv as they serenade you through the evening. These groups will play polka, traditional folk, and contemporary dance styled music, so if the spirit moves you, swing around a dance partner or rock some stellar solo moves.
You can purchase tickets for the event here or enter to win some in our giveaway. Children get in free. Tickets do not include the cost of food and beverage, but ticket sales will go to Riverlife, an organization that aims to reclaim, restore, and promote Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. In addition, certain vendors will donate a percentage of their food sales.
Here’s the list of competitors in case you want to make a plan of attack beforehand:
- S&D Polish Deli
- Cop Out Pierogies
- Penn Brewery
- Braddock’s American Brasserie
- Pittsburgh Smokehouse
- Square Café (featuring PIerogies Plus)
- Harris Grill
- Pgh Taco Truck
- Oh My Grill
- Michele’s Mobile Meals
- Ohio City Pasta
- Happy Camper Cupcakes
- Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck
- Mrs. T’s (Black & Gold pierogies)
- Reid’s Fresh Express
- Passion Bakery
- Southside BBQ
- The Chalkboard Café
- Uncle Charley’s Sausage