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The Church Brew Works is a brewpub set in a restored church built in 1902. The sanctuary serves as a beer hall, with glorious brewing equipment situated at the head of the room, where the altar once stood. Light shines through stained glass windows, setting a heavenly scene for you to indulge in lunch, dinner, and pub fare, like soups, salads, appetizers, like oven-roasted buffalo cauliflower with crumbled bleu cheese and the crowd-favorite pierogies, with sautéed onions, melted butter, and sour cream. Beers on tap are the Celestial Gold, Pipe Organ Pale, Pious Monk Dunkel, and the ThunderHop IPA.
This American style brasserie has all the classics, from starters like jumbo lump crab cakes to entrees like Bourbon candied pork chops. Bonus: in addition to the amazing braised short rib pierogis, there's always a pierogi of the month and it's always killer.
This place cooks up pierogies with flair, like sweet pumpkin spice and salted caramel variations, or more savory ones like buffalo chicken and hot sausage.
Sop by during lunch for the ideal classic pierogi -- a soft, delicate shell encasing mashed potato and cheddar cheese, swimming in melted butter and sweet onions. The deli also serves a special pierogi each day, ranging from blueberry to plum to mushroom to cabbage.
Pierogies Plus is king in Pittsburgh. These Eastern European pockets can be found all over Pittsburgh, from the swanky Meat & Potatoes to the Polish all-star Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. But making the trip to this repurposed gas station (now pierogi factory) in McKees Rocks to pick some up is a must do -- hundreds of these pillowy dumplings are prepared daily by an expert staff hailing from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and Pittsburgh.