I've lived in Greenpoint for years, and have hit up a bunch (though not all) of the Polish restaurants, and the main thing I've been seeking has always eluded me: pan-fried pierogies.
Restaurants all seem to offer them deep-fried or simply boiled; however, the pierogies I always ate growing up (in a Polonian community in CT) at home, at parish festivals, at my Polish school etc...were always sauteed in a pan, with butter and maybe onions.
That style of pierogi is far superior to the deep-fried pierogies, which, though pretty good, can never really be transcendent; they're a bit too bar-snacky.
is this only a style that's served in Polish homes (and church festivals where there's no deep-fryer)? as it is, I have to fulfill my pierogi cravings by bringing home batches after Wigilia and pan-frying them myself. Anywhere in Greenpoint (or beyond) that pan-fries, as a pierogi should be?