Thursday, January 28, 2010


Geno Making and Cooking Pierogi!

This video is from a Penguins TV episode that aired last year (2009) with Evgeni Malkin and Alyonka Larionov making pierogi. Its incredibly awkward and funny. Geno does his best LeBron James impression and then takes a phone call from....his agent? Gonchar? Momma Malkin? Who knows.

Evgeni and Alyonka speak a good bit of Russian, but there are subtitles. The eight minute video also guest stars defenseman Kris Letang. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


2010....The Year of PIEROGI!

Hey Pierogi Lovers! Found this article today to be published in the January 2010 issue of the Washingtonian - apparently Pierogi are in for 2010!

The 2010 Foodie In and Out List

What's hot and what's not in the food world? If you're a fan of kimchee, hushpuppies, or pierogi, you're in luck.

By Todd Kliman , Ann Limpert , Kate Nerenberg , Rina Rapuano Published Thursday, January 07, 2010

In Out
Spaghetti and meatballs Wild-boar ragu
High-end curries Wine reductions
Aperol spritzes Absinthe shots
Foie gras brûlée Recession asceticism
Italian Latin
Tzatziki Fondues
Crushes on Sam Kass Crushes on Barton Seaver
Portion control (restaurant-decided) Portion control (diner-decided)
Carpaccio of anything but beef Carpaccio of beef
Socca Flatbreads
Kimchee Pickled watermelon
Chiboust Panna cotta
$14 glasses of wine Big bottle markups
Banh mi Meatball subs
Ambitious neighborhood bistros Corporate-backed dining rooms
Esoteric fish (monchong, madai) Sablefish
Cracklings Bacon
Complex cocktails Complex dishes
Pinkberry knockoffs Five Guys knockoffs
Hushpuppies Gougères
Tempura battering Duck-fat frying
Goat-cheese cake Olive-oil cake
Roasted olives Dirty martinis
Necks Cheeks
Twitter marketing Restaurant Facebook pages
Shrimp burgers Lamb burgers
Chocolate and passionfruit Chocolate and peanut butter
Malt Root beer
Mocktails Sparkling water
Fish and chips Shrimp and grits
Chef-made candy bars Chef-made sundaes
Tangerines Kumquats
Arancini Savory beignets
Pierogi Potstickers
Dining as nourishment Dining as theater
View the original online article here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


January - National Polka Month

Did you know that January is National Polka Month?

Around Pittsburgh, there are many local clubs that sponsor polka dances. Everyone here knows (or thinks they know) how to polka, and show off their skills at every family wedding. It's a simple but fast paced ballroom type of dance, relying on an easy step-close-step foot movements. Below is a video example of the polka.

Many times, the polka is much more fast paced. If you're not sure what to do, just follow the advice of my Dad, "It's easy. Just count 1-2-3, shuffle your feet a little, and shake your shoulders!"

The music is just as important to the polka as the dance itself. In honor of National Polka Month, we have the polka CD's on our website on sale. Kevin Solecki is a Grammy nominated accordian artist from Pittsburgh, PA and has two solo discs. He has played with many bands around the country - read more about Kevin at

Get out there and POLKA!


Shipping Charges

In line with increases in shipping charges from UPS and packaging costs, we have been forced to also raise our shipping charges on the website. We have been steadily absorbing the rising costs over the past years and cannot continue to do so. Below is an outline of the changes.
  • Shipping charges to the 1-3 day shipping zone are now $17.50 per package
  • Cookie - Only flat rate option is now $15.50
  • Shipping charges to the west coast have direct quotes and will rise according to UPS's rate increase guidelines