19.) Ukrainian Food Festival Review – Carnegie, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I arrived at a weird mid-afternoon time right after some rain had passed through Carnegie, PA.

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I came to St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church

…to not only check out the beautiful hand-painted artistry on the walls…

…and the beautiful decor inside…

…but to check out a food festival I had read about online.

Signs led me down these stairs…

…and through these doors.

I was first greeted by a raffle…

…where there were many food-appropriate raffle prizes.

I then continued into the dining hall…

…where there was a stage area for entertainment…

…a great-looking bakery counter…

…and a main window to order food.

I talked with volunteers who led me to the kitchen so that I could check out the pierogi…

…stuffed cabbage…

…kielbasa and kebobs…

…and halushie galore (with farfalle pasta although egg noodles are also used)!

After my kitchen tour, I was given a rather delicious pierogi to try (really incredible)…

…and then invited me to go upstairs…

…so that I could see the church museum…

…filled with plenty of church history, cultural information…

…and interesting displays.

Obviously, all that education made me peckish and I nabbed a kielbasa kebob before getting back on the road.