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(412) 973-0068

 

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350 Butler Street

Etna, PA 15223

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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

Closed Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur  / Phone: (412) 973-0068

Hours are Wednesday & Friday 11-5 and Saturdays 11 to 3

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

 

 
     

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