People were lining up at noon time today for the start of a popular Lenten tradition, the pirohi sale at Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church on Clinton Street in Binghamton.
For each of the 7 Fridays during Lent, Saint Mike’s serves up the potato and cheese filled delicacies by the thousands for eat in or take out.
You can also order cabbage filled pirohi to go.
Plus, there’s haluski, vegeatble soup and a variety of pastries, all made by the church’s volunteers.
Father Jim Dutko says that while the 115 year-old church’s roots are with people from the Carpathian Mountains region of Eastern Europe, the congregation and the many customers now come from a blend of ethnic backgrounds. “Lots of things going on in town that tie everybody together. So we have a real potpourri of incredible foods and folks from all kinds of places who enjoy being together. That’s what makes Binghamton great.”
The volunteers start preparing each Friday’s meals many days in advance.
You can eat in at the Rec Center every Friday from 11 to 2 p.m.
Take out is available starting Thursday afternoon and through Friday until supplies run out.
To leave your order on the answering machine, call 729-0261.