Why you’re here: Classic pierogies plus drinks at “The Polish Party House”
What you’re getting: The crispy, buttery pierogies at Bloomfield Bridge Tavern rely on traditional Polish recipes passed down from tavern owner Steve Frankowski’s aunts. Try the sauerkraut-stuffed ones, tucked beneath a heap of sautéed onion garnish, plus an order of potato pancakes served with applesauce. Deeply passionate about Polish heritage, the restaurant commissioned an artist to paint crests representing Polish towns around the perimeter of its parking lot.
Rossilynne S. Culgan is marketing/communications manager at Carnegie Science Center. A lifelong Pittsburgher, she wears her ‘yinzer’ label like a badge of honor and, yes, she considers the pierogi a food group. Follow her for all things Steel City: @rossilynne.
This article originally published on September 14, 2014.