The. Best. Perogies. In. The. Entire. World. That's all you need to know. Handmade by authentic North End Winnipeg Ukrainian Babas. Boiled and then panfried to a delicious golden brown. Served with fried onions and sour cream. A one way ticket to heaven. [The above photo is of actual Alycia's perogies]
Alycia's waitresses were pretty authentic too. Once I was there with a friend and I didn't finish all the kolbassa on my plate. The waitress said, "Aren't you going to eat that?" When I said I was full, she took my plate, scraped the kolbassa onto my friend's plate and said, "You look like you could eat it for her." You don't waste food in a Ukrainian home -- it's a sin.
A few years ago, Alycia's Restaurant changed hands and passed to a new generation of owners. And of course the Babas are all gone now. It breaks my heart to say it, but Alycia's perogies are not what they once were. But I'll always have my memories. And my 20 pounds of extra flab.