This week, I was reunited with an old friend.
You know I like to support the small mom-and-pop places around Las Vegas. A few years back, I stumbled across a pierogi place that was located inside the Indoor Swap Meet at the corner of Oakey and Decatur. My doctor’s office is across the street and I was looking for somewhere new to try for lunch.
I loved the place. But then I went to go for lunch one day after a doctor’s appointment only to find out they weren’t there anymore. Word was they were going to be opening a new place, but I never found out where.
Several months passed by and then the coronavirus pandemic shut a lot of places down and I thought they were gone for good. I found a pierogi place in Summerlin and took a friend of mine who loves pierogi as much as I do along for the ride.
We went to Pierogi Village, located at 8540 West Lake Mead Blvd. The minute I walked in I recognized the inside decor as I had seen most of it before. Yes, this was my old pierogi place from the Swap Meet, but now in its own new location. It was like finding an old friend that you had lost touch with.
I immediately ordered what I usually did as I had an order of six Pierogi and two stuffed cabbage. Everything was as good as it always was. My buddy had an order of pierogi and an order of their Wiener Schnitzel. He’s German and loves Wiener Schnitzel as it’s a dish his mom always use to make. So, he’s my go to guy when it comes to this dish and he said it was outstanding and said anytime I need someone to go with me he’ll make the trip to Pierogi Village.
My favorite pierogi is the Potato and Onion but honestly there isn’t a flavor I don’t like. They have a sampler plate where you can mix different flavors.
The owner Margaret is a very friendly lady and she was born in Poland so the food is as authentic as you can get. The decor of the restaurant reminds me if you went to visit your grandmother for Sunday Dinner and she had little knickknacks everywhere. This is why I love mom-and-pop places as you get the feel as if you are eating in their home instead of their restaurant.
The prices are very reasonable, and you get nice sized portions but more importantly the food is outstanding. If you want to try a beer from Poland, they have several different bottled beers. My buddy Rolf tried one and enjoyed it. I give Pierogi Village 3.75 Forks.