Caroline Wroczynski prepares pierogie dough in her home. The Lawrence business owner has a passion for the Polish food, and has been selling her creations via her company Those Polish Thingies.
Caroline Wroczynski slices pierogie dough with a slicing tool perfect for making the Polish cousin of ravioli.
Pieroguys Pierogies employee Kyle Schwartz, left, and owners Frank Gazella, center, and Drew Misak work Thursday to prepare several dozen pierogies in the kitchen at the Eagles Lodge. The business has begun selling the Eastern European dumplings at Checkers Food and several Lawrence restaurants and bars.
Rows of pierogies are lined up and ready to boil before freezing and packaging.
Pieroguys Pierogies owner and operator Frank Gazella prepares pierogies for boiling. He and partner Drew Misak offer nine varieties of the Eastern European dumplings, distributing through Lawrence bars, restaurants and grocery stores.
Pierogies from Pieroguys, a company started by former Kansas University students, is now the second-largest pierogi maker in the United States.