we have found a key to success.....perogies. Julie Monaster and Jean Klasz started the business from the scratch, their working hands, persistence, knowledge of ukrainian food cooking rose up respect of the customers and brought it up to the hights that it is now. In the interview to Free Press reporter back in1987 Jean said " We use to make them(perogies) at home all the time for our families, now we make them for money. We have a steady line of customers, who like our perogies because they taste like Mom used to make them". That's how they got the name for their business.
They began with nine varieties of perogies on their menu, everything from the ever-popular cheddar cheese to blueberry.
But having just perogies on the menu wasn't quite enoughf for their customers, so as each week passed they added one more item. Now we feature such items as cabbage rolls(ground beef, chopped bacon, plain), perishky(baked
buns), veriety of dainty sandwiches, meatballs, steak tarts ... and the list goes on.
As the business grew, so did the staff. Julie and Jean have hired eight more people to help in the kitchen. When it cames to the taste-- the frozen supermarket perogies just don't cut it. Whip up a batch of fresh perogies and toss in a pan some cabbage rolls with fresh-baked perishky and everyone will be asking, "Hey where'd you buy this stuff?". And you never know, some gullible types might even ask for the racipe. It's easy, and it's cheap like borscht. All it takes is a quick trip to Mom's Perogy Factory on Sinclair St. just off Jefferson Ave., where a talented group of home cooks whip up some of the best take-out in town every weekday, just like mom used to make.
Dainty treys of perishky are tasty and take only about 10 minutes in a hot oven and 2 minuts in a microwave to heat them to perfection. Stuffed with sauerkraut, cheddar, onion and dill; cottage cheese and dill; plum, potato and onion or ham and bacon, make a great appetizer, side dish or afterwork snack. Mom's also makes fresh pies, made-to-order lasagne and other homestyle teke-out dishes. And for those who longing for unforgetible taste of old country dishes such as pelmeny(meat dumplings) or blintzes(nalysnyki) this is the right place.
Now the bussines in new carring hands, ours, but the taste and recipes all the same, still Mom's-made. We are descendence from the old country where all those recipes came from, though, won't let them down!