My name is Helen Mannarino. I grew up in Poland, helping in a family-owned restaurant. In 1974, I emigrated to the United States and settled in McKees Rocks, a suburb of Pittsburgh. After several years working in the food industry in the Pittsburgh area, I came to a point in my life when I knew it was time to make a big decision. I asked God to give me wisdom to either go back to work, get more education or pursue my dream--opening a restaurant.
Ever since moving to America, I missed the comfort foods I grew up with: pierogies (crescent-shaped, tender dumplings filled with a variety of fillings), stuffed cabbage, homemade potato salads, noodles and cabbage, etc. I wanted to share this wonderful Eastern European food to the community for others to enjoy. The Lord did answer my prayers by helping me to make the right decisions.