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    Post #1 - March 1st, 2008, 8:15 pm
    Post #1 - March 1st, 2008, 8:15 pm Post #1 - March 1st, 2008, 8:15 pm
    As a Chicago newcomer, I am looking to celebrate Pulaski Day properly. Where might I go for excellent pierogi?
  • Post #2 - March 1st, 2008, 8:29 pm
    Post #2 - March 1st, 2008, 8:29 pm Post #2 - March 1st, 2008, 8:29 pm
    Do a search for Smak-Tak and Podhalanka. They're board favorites and also, I believe, Great Neighborhood Restaurant Award-winners.
  • Post #3 - March 1st, 2008, 11:14 pm
    Post #3 - March 1st, 2008, 11:14 pm Post #3 - March 1st, 2008, 11:14 pm
    Smak-Tak's assorted pierogi plate is simply outstanding.
  • Post #4 - March 1st, 2008, 11:42 pm
    Post #4 - March 1st, 2008, 11:42 pm Post #4 - March 1st, 2008, 11:42 pm
    Hi,

    Smak-Tak is not a GNR, though I think it would make a nice fit.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - March 2nd, 2008, 7:30 am
    Post #5 - March 2nd, 2008, 7:30 am Post #5 - March 2nd, 2008, 7:30 am
    Mike Nagrant (MJN here on LTH) did a pierogi review for Time Out Chicago last year.

    To help me find Chicago’s best pierogi, I enlisted Steve Zavesky, a third-generation Whiting, Indiana, native and a two-time pierogi eating–contest champion at Whiting’s Pierogi Festival (Friday 27 through Sunday 29). We hit eight spots in five hours (Zavesky polished off 27 dumplings during the search), always ordering potato and cheese for the control.
    Joe G.

    "Whatever may be wrong with the world, at least it has some good things to eat." -- Cowboy Jack Clement
  • Post #6 - March 2nd, 2008, 11:05 am
    Post #6 - March 2nd, 2008, 11:05 am Post #6 - March 2nd, 2008, 11:05 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Smak-Tak is not a GNR, though I think it would make a nice fit.


    Whoops, I stand corrected. :) I'm actually pretty surprised that it's not, though it seems that maybe it's been too newly "discovered" by the board to have received the nomination.
  • Post #7 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:23 am
    Post #7 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:23 am Post #7 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:23 am
    I had amazing pierogi at Barbakan a few weeks ago. The dough was light and the meat filling was very tasty.
    LO
  • Post #8 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:30 am
    Post #8 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:30 am Post #8 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:30 am
    For frozen pierogi, in my opinion, the best in the city is without a doubt Alexandra's.

    Alexandra's Pierogi
    3304 N. Central
    Chicago, IL
  • Post #9 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:39 am
    Post #9 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:39 am Post #9 - March 3rd, 2008, 10:39 am
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    Today is the day, first Monday in March is Casimir Pulaski Day.

    Smak Tak pierogis for me, how about you?

    Smak Tak Pierogis
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    Smak-Tak
    5961 N Elston Ave
    Chicago, IL 60646
    773 763-1123
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

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  • Post #10 - June 7th, 2008, 5:46 am
    Post #10 - June 7th, 2008, 5:46 am Post #10 - June 7th, 2008, 5:46 am
    A little late for Pulaski Day, but this week I picked up two kinds of pierogi at Delightful Pastries: cheese potato and mushroom sauerkraut. The thin dough is generously filled. Both were very tasty but very different. The potato cheese were very mild (perhaps farmers cheese?) and the mushroom sauerkraut were quite peppery with more mushrooms than sauerkraut.

    Delightful Pastries
    5927 W. Lawrence Ave.
    Chicago IL
    773-545-7215
  • Post #11 - June 7th, 2008, 2:25 pm
    Post #11 - June 7th, 2008, 2:25 pm Post #11 - June 7th, 2008, 2:25 pm
    Try A & R Pierogi co. at 86th and Harlem in Bridgeview.The have carryouts and frozen.The mushroom and kapusta (saurkraut) are great.Also have a good potato pancake.Lot of the Polish locals shop there.

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