By Drew Olson Special to Published May 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM

It's 4:15, dinnertime is around the corner and the sputtering Brewers square off against the Pirates tonight at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

That got us to thinking ... about pierogi.

Pierogi are half-circular dumplings of dough stuffed with cheese, potato, sauerkraut, cabbage, onion, meat, fish, mushrooms and just about anything else you can think of that fits.

They love them in Pittsburgh, a city filled with Polish immigrants, much the way Milwaukeeans love bratwurst.

In fact, Pittsburgh is a lot like Milwaukee. They love their food and their beer (Iron City, yikes). And, they love to watch their food race. That's right. Every night at PNC Park, fans cheer for pierogi race contestants Jalapeno Hannah, Cheese Chester, Sauerkraut Saul and Oliver Onion. (Gee, I wonder where they got that idea?)

In any event, here is a look at the nightly pierogi race. Let's hope that none of the Brewers swings a bat at Sauerkraut Saul this week to take revenge for Randall Simon's decking of a sausage at Miller Park. 

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.