European Cuisine Comes to Golden Valley Marketplace
When new restaurants open on the edge of Canyon Country, it draws curious crowds looking to add to their favorite food venues. The uniqueness of newcomer Pierogi Spot, which opened this summer, gives you the opportunity to go somewhere new and expand your palate with their unique cuisine
For some residents, it is their first visit to a Polish restaurant, and other than Polish sausage, they aren’t really sure what dishes are served in that part of the world.
A pierogi is a dish from eastern and southern Europe that consists of a small dough dumpling with a filling such as potato or cheese, often served with onions or sour cream. Pierogi Spot has a lot of options, including pierogis with pork, sauerkraut and mushrooms, potatoes and cheese, and potatoes with onion. The chef boils and pan fries them, then they’re stuffed with your choice. Among the toppings used are BBQ sauce, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
There are dishes you may have heard of, but didn’t know they were Polish classics, such as hunter’s stew and stuffed cabbage. Your entrée is accompanied by a salad and, of course, they make their own soups and sauces, including rich horseradish.
Owner Michael Budny is an immigrant from Northern Poland who moved to Southern California for college and relocated to Santa Clarita a few years ago, where he’s sharing with locals a menu of favorites from his native homeland. Before opening the local venue, back in 1994, the family launched Polka, a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Pierogi Spot is located at 26511 Golden Valley Road, Santa Clarita. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. plus you can book them for catering your parties. For more information, visit www.pierogispot.com or call (661) 254-4850.