Ennis will soon have a new dining option—Granny Dee’s Pierogi. The restaurant has been serving pierogis, which are dumplings, among other menu items at festivals across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for more than 20 years.
Granny Dee’s Pierogi owner Denise Snyder told What Now Dallas that they are currently working out of a commercial kitchen and will move into a space at 213 W Ennis Ave., #300. The space previously served as a boutique, so the contractor is adding gas lines and water lines. “We basically are moving into a shell and starting from the ground up.”
Once operating in the new space, Denise will work alongside her husband, Ron Snyder, and daughter, Vanessa Brazier. Snyder admitted that she is petrified but also excited about opening the storefront. “We’re learning quite a lot about what it’s going to take as far as running a storefront. We already have the food down pat because we’ve been doing it for so long,” Denise said.
“I’m half Polish, half Croatian, so our food will be Polish.” The menu will feature pierogis and specialty sandwiches, and her husband will make three types of sausages. “Down the road, we’re probably going to add three kinds of soups. And then with the pierogis, you get caramelized onions and sour cream.” Cabbage rolls, stuffed bell peppers, and Haluski, a noodle dish, will also be offered.
The new space will have a dining area that will seat up to 40 people. She hopes to open the Ennis restaurant in mid-May.