(412) 973-0068



350 Butler Street

Etna, PA 15223


Pierogi Fest gives Pittsburgh another way to say, 'We love you, dumpling!'
 By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carl Funtal has spent most of his adult life as a tough guy, protecting the public as a sergeant with the Shaler Township Police Department. Truth be told, he's really kind of a softie.

Despite his commanding appearance -- at 6 feet, 3 inches (6-4 in his motorcycle boots) and 275 pounds, he dwarves most folks -- the Pittsburgh native isn't afraid to admit he likes to . . . cook.

He's particularly good at making the comfort food of his youth that speaks to his Polish-Russian-Czech-Austrian heritage, and the one that he'll dish up this weekend at South Shore Riverfront Park during the city's newest food fest: Pierogies.

As a kid growing up in Brookline, Mr. Funtal watched as his mother, Laura, rolled out and then cut big hunks of soft dough into circles to be stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese. He doesn't recall helping out too often, but somehow, maybe through osmosis, he learned.

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350 Butler Street, Etna, PA 15223

Phone: (412) 973-0068

Hours are Wed & Fri 11- 5, Thur & Sat 11- 3

We will be closed Wednesday June 6th and Thursday June 7th

We will resume normal business hours on the Friday, June 8th 2018

Please check fine print of Groupon's for frozen pierogies and haluski only



 “It’s not a party till the cops show up."