Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest Will Take Over Stage AE Tomorrow

The event will offer ample activities and a variety of pierogi-inspired dishes.


PHOTO BY LAURA PETRILLA

PITTSBURGH PIEROGI FEST WILL TAKE OVER STAGE AE TOMORROW
When it comes to the pierogi, Pittsburghers go all out. For tomorrow's festival at Stage AE, more than 15 vendors will incorporate elements of the stuffed dumpling into their dishes. For Reid's Fresh Express, that means serving pierogi soup; for the Pittsburgh Smokehouse, that means plating beef brisket and chipotle-horseradish barbecue sauce over church-made pierogies from Uniontown, Pa. With Mrs. T's as a presenting sponsor, you're guaranteed to see the Pirates pierogies as you make your way around the festival.
(400 North Shore Drive, North Shore; tickets: click here; info: pghpierogifest.com)
—Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor

 

 EAST END FOOD CO-OP WANTS YOU TO 'KNOW YOUR GMOS'
Genetically modified organisms remain a hot-button topic, thanks to the release of such documentaries as “Food Inc.” Tomorrow the East End Food Cooperative will present its second Know Your GMOs forum. Chef Trevett Hooper of Legume and Butterjoint and Bryan Petrak of NuGo Nutrition are among the guest speakers for the event, which encourages group discussion.
(Carnegie Mellon University, Forbes Avenue, Connan Room in University Center; Oct. 18, 6:30-9 p.m.; free; info: facebook.com/EastEndCoOp)

—K.M.

VISIT OUR DAILY BREAD FOR SIMPLE LUNCH SELECTIONS
For those hoping to find a budget-friendly meal downtown, check out the basement of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. Tucked down there is Our Daily Bread, a casual cafeteria that serves simple but flavorful lunch offerings. The eatery offers a variety of homemade soups and deli sandwiches plus a fresh fruit-and-salad bar. You also can choose from a selection of daily made-from-scratch entrées, such as chicken parmesan wraps. Best of all, eating at Our Daily Bread won’t break the bank — a meal often costs less than $10.
(320 Sixth Ave., downtown; Mon-Fri, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 412/232-0292, ourdailybreadpgh.org)
—Phoebe Ng, PM Editorial Intern

 

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