Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LITTLE BITES [Derived Headline]

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* Executive chef Joseph Weems of Three Rivers Restaurant and Bar at the Wyndham Grand, Downtown, kicks off a Steelers Sunday brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9.

The highlight? Sausage- and egg-stuffed pierogis.

"Most places just serve potato and cheese," says Mr. Weems, who has run the hotel kitchen for nearly a year. "I wanted to offer something innovative."

He was inspired several months ago in the run-up to a catering gig for a wedding at the hotel. "The couple getting married wanted a late-night snack. So I sat down with the folks at Pierogies Plus and came up with a Reuben pierogi and a potsticker pierogi," he says.

Pierogies Plus is the shop in McKees Rocks owned by Helen Mannario that's been making Polish dumplings for retail and wholesale since 1991.

Guests were so enthusiastic about them that Mr. Weems decided to feature one on his breakfast menu. The breakfast pierogi was born.

"We have people call us to ask to make unusual combinations all the time," says Ms. …

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