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  • a plate of these Ukrainian dumplings will only cost you $5 but they're a little hard to find down in the East Village.

  • If you make your way to East Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square, you'll see East Village chiropractic and right beside it this blue Cyrillic sign.

  • Head down the stairs below it and you'll find handmade Ukrainian comfort food at this treasured hideaway called Stretch Up.

  • Meet the Chef.

  • My name is the Metro Kovalenko, and I ran kitchen.

  • It's stretcher.

  • Stretch is not your typical restaurant.

  • It opened 40 years ago to raise money for ST George Ukrainian Catholic Church.

  • Which is why do Metro or Dema calls it a church kitchen?

  • It's run entirely by volunteers who come to make pierogi by hand or in Ukrainian, we say Veronica.

  • Yeah, but in some part of Ukraine, they say pirogi.

  • So bosses right.

  • Dema starts by making the outer layer.

  • I'm making door think I'm using this roller to make circles on.

  • I put feeling on it.

  • Potato, onion, She's butter.

  • So black pepper e.

  • Guess that's it.

  • It's simple, but people say it's delicious.

  • It's beautiful.

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  • Tell you through the best Baranek I ever, ever.

  • That's about my grandchildren.

  • They never like.

  • Like what?

  • I made that at home.

  • He said No, they wanted from Lima.

  • That's Helen.

  • Like the rest of the women around this table.

  • She comes by once a week to help make Very Nikki.

  • That's old woman from the parish of the charge.

  • So, yeah, that's like a part of their social activities.

  • They like to make kind of the nation's off the charge.

  • So by helping here in in the structure Yeah, they do that 20 years.

  • I like working 20 years.

  • Yeah, I am a g e.

  • I like it because this nice quits.

  • Maybe.

  • Nice boss.

  • One steam is done cutting dough.

  • The woman helped pinch each dumpling closed is the same.

  • Like you have a boyfriend and squeeze you and kiss you pages thin.

  • They're boiled for five minutes and set beside a window to dry.

  • Uh, don't let them go.

  • They have tow package, Hiroki.

  • Usually we make like a 2000 off pierogi every Friday, and then they all gone by the next Wednesday.

  • Each plate it's served with caramelized onions and a large dollop of sour cream.

  • Super comfort food definitely gets its flavor from caramelized onions.

  • He was right so savory and soft and silky.

  • Maybe.

  • And we can say that about all Ukrainian food.

  • It's, ah, little bit like sweet and salty.

  • It's pleasure to eat but you know, needed even take, you know, the goal right south inside.

  • Very, very tasty.

  • Along with Ukrainian dumplings, Seema serves three other traditional dishes.

  • This is like four most famous Ukrainian dishes.

  • That's what people comes here for.

  • They always want to see those parochial bush stuffed cabbage.

  • If you do something else, they I'm gonna say you where is where the stuffed cabbage You're gonna hear it for sure.

  • Although the kitchen serves mostly churchgoers, it's open to the public to some come just for demons.

  • Daily specials like fish with mushrooms in a cream sauce.

  • It's like home cooked food.

  • Are you always get like the booth?

  • But then, once you started doing specials just every single day and it all costs no more than $8.

  • Eso Our price range is like from $4 for the bush of stuffed cabbage and $5.60 G's.

  • Okay, have a good day.

  • You hold him.

  • Demo left eastern Ukraine six years ago to escape the ongoing conflict there between Ukraine and pro Russian separatists.

  • Shortly after arriving in New York, he became a volunteer and head of the kitchen at ST Yah.

  • First, they didn't like me.

  • Yeah, well, that the new guy, he's younger, like we're here.

  • Like, you know what to do.

  • He do everything wrong.

  • And, uh, to be honest, I was doing a little bit wrong.

  • You know?

  • It took me time to get experience, to learn how to do it.

  • So they like it.

  • The door.

  • It was tough for them.

  • Make it softer.

  • Make it softer.

  • That's what I heard.

  • Yeah, and now, now they're my best friends.

  • Dean is one of many who have found a second home in this little Ukrainian island underground, which fits right in with what stretcher as a place was meant to be.

  • Teacher.

  • It's like an old fashioned Ukrainian work for meeting like a place.

  • But Charles, which is makes sense and somehow even thousands of miles from Ukraine deem is a little bit closer because of strata e.

  • I feel myself not being home, but I'm doing here something that gave me closer to home and that I told you that means a lot for me because I'm missing home so much mhm.

a plate of these Ukrainian dumplings will only cost you $5 but they're a little hard to find down in the East Village.

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