Now open: Pierozek bringing homemade pierogis to Greenpoint
Radek Kucharski and his wife, Alexandra Siwiec, do not think they’re coming late to the dance by importing a genuine Polish pierogi shop to Greenpoint, a Brooklyn neighborhood whose Polish traditions run deep. “I want to maintain the cultural heritage,” said Mr. Kucharski, who is opening Pierozek, a New York version of PierozeQ in Czestochowa in central Poland. Marzena Gesiarz and Zofia Kusmierska, the pierogi makers at PierozeQ, have been in New York for several weeks helping Mr. Kucharski and Ms. Siwiec, who have roots in Czestochowa and own small restaurants in Greenpoint, fine-tune their pierogi for the new restaurant opening on Wednesday. Their excellent half-moon boiled dumplings are filled with spinach, potato and cheese; mushrooms and sauerkraut; or pork, and will be served topped with sautéed onions. Borscht with little dumplings and sweet pierogi will also be on the menu
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