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I’ve got 24 problems, but a pierogi ain’t one!!!

So, we’re hanging out at Tennessee Tavern, this funky little dive serving up Eastern European eats in Parkdale. Last time we were here, I chowed down on some too-legit-to-quit schnitzel and a pile of pillowy pierogis. My biggest regret was that I only ordered six of them. Good thing I don’t make the same mistake twice, though!!!

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Now, these little pieces of Polish perfection are boiled with bacon and onions, and served with a side of sour cream…make that two sides of sour cream. The pierogis are soft like butter, and small enough that I can scarf em down in just a couple bites — no knife needed! And while 24 is the largest size they serve ’em up on the menu, they do have AYCE pierogis after 6 pm on Sundays. Not sure how many I can polish off, but it’s definitely more than 24, bro!!!

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Let’s go back to Tennessee…you and me!

So, we’re hanging out at Tennessee Tavern, this funky, dingy dive bar serving up Eastern European food deep in the heart of Parkdale. Now, this place does have live country music some weekends, but it’s mostly known as a dining destination–even if it looks like your Polish grandfather’s basement. Man, this place knows all the hits: cabbage rolls, smoked fish, kielbasa, schnitzel, pierogis–they’ve even got ćevapi, for all you Serbians in the house.

Now me, I couldn’t decide between schnitzel and pierogis, so I decided to do both:

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So, we’re starting off with pierogis. This plate of pillowy Polish goodness comes garnished with bacon and green onions, with a big ol’ mound of sour cream–dude, this is body by sour cream–and you can get six for just seven bucks, bro! Man, that’s less than a pint of Molson Canadian at most places…and these actually taste good!

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Now, this super-sized veal schnitzel is about as big as the plate–that’s why they put the mustard in a jar lid on top. And dude, this might be some of the crispiest, crunchiest schnitzel I’ve ever munched. It ain’t no Sign of the Schnitzel Queen, but it’s still pretty doggone delicious!

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Now, when it comes to beer, there ain’t no Molson Canadian here, bro! Instead, they funk it up a notch with Pilsner Urquell on tap along with a whole buncha outta-bounds craft brewskis, like Don’t Kill My Vibe, a tangy peach Berliner from Stone City Ales–all the way from Kingston, Ontario. This beer’s so hip it ain’t even tragic, and you don’t even need a 50 Mission Cap to slam six or seven of these…although they tapped out the keg after I chugged my second one, son!