Kazimiera Bober, better known as "Kasia", is living proof of the “American Dream” as exemplified by the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Public Radio, WTTW 11 and other public media. She immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1970's with a dream of a better life for herself and her children. After years of working odd jobs and struggling financially, she decided to pursue something in which she excelled, which was cooking. Kasia opened her Deli in December of 1982 and began to offer home cooking to neighborhood customers. She would cook at night and sell her ethnic cuisine during the day. Although the beginnings were difficult, it was through her hard work, perseverance and dedication that Kasia was able to succeed. As her clientele grew, Kasia began to recognize that pierogi were her best selling items.