Sunday, June 27, 2010

Piroshky Piroshky: Yep, So Good They Said It Twice

Thoughts of breakfast are the reason I wake up in the morning. My starved stomach rouses me from slumber, ravenously awaiting a sunrise sacrifice. Whether its cereal, eggs, toast, oatmeal, bacon, sausage, scrapple, pancakes, doughnuts, pastries, or anything else, breakfast is a wonderful thing to wake up to. But after visiting Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky, I have a whole new reason to enjoy traditional “breakfast food” all day long.
Not having a nose in Seattle would be an awful shame. Piroshky may be along the same busy strip of small specialty food shops like it, but wander down and soon enough you will be enticed by the heavenly, wafting smells of sweet dough. As their sinisterly saccharine and savory baked goods lure you in, you will not protest.
There seems to always be a line, but once you sit down and begin pulling apart your warm, sticky-sweet Apple Cinnamon Roll, or piroshky, all can be forgiven. Fighting the urge to devour the decadence in one bite, I decided this has to be on the menu for my last meal on Earth. The dough melts on your tongue into cinnamon sugary bliss; it’s the sensation of dissolving cotton candy in your mouth, except imagine a thicker, richer, more “adult-version”.
After trying one of these Russian piroshkys, you will be enlightened – that should be enough to clear up any of those grey, typical “Pacific Northwest” skies. And for those without a sweet tooth, they have savory potato, cheddar and onion rolls, as well as ones featuring salmon, beef, spinach, mushrooms, etc. But really, who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?
Price wise, it may seem a little high. But that’s all before you begin eating it. Afterwards you won’t want your money back; actually, you will probably feel like tipping. Overall, it’s a must if you are down in Pike’s Place Market in Seattle. Just make sure you can find someplace to sit and enjoy it’s royal deliciousness.

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