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two slices of meatloaf or what czechs call sekana with boiled potatoes

Czech Food – Sekana

Czech Food – Sekana Quite simply Sekana is meat loaf and it’s possibly the most flexible Czech food you can get. You’ll find it as pub food and restaurants will have it on the Czech Lunch Menu because it can be served quickly. Expect a mix of meat formed into a long loaf which is … Read More

The Spot Cafe Lounge neon sign at Dlouha 13

The Spot Cafe Lounge

Prague Cafes – The Spot Cafe Lounge I visited the Spot Cafe Lounge on the recommendation of a friend who said it was smart, friendly and had a great menu. Of course I had to check this out along with my wife so we walked literally 200 metres from the Old Town Square to Dlouha … Read More

czech meal called uzena which is a slice of smoked pork with pureed spinach and dumplings

Czech Food – Uzena

Czech Food – Uzena For people who want to know what Old Prague Ham takes like but without paying through the nose for the experience then another option is to find somewhere with Uzená on the menu. What to Expect from Uzená Uzená is smoked pork and it’s been a staple of the Czech diet … Read More

man holding a glass of beer that has dark beer at the top and light beer at the bottom which in Prague is called a cut beer

The Cut Beer

The Cut Beer There may be many people out there familiar with something called a “Black and Tan” which is a drink separated into Pale Ale at the bottom and Stout (usually Guinness) at the top. Some people say that it spoils both beers but it looks great and takes skill to create. In Prague … Read More

beef sirloin svickova with bread dumplings, cream and cranberry jam

Czech Food – Svickova

Czech Food – Svickova Chalkboards and menus very often abbreviate this meal to just Svíčková but actually it’s full name is “Svíčková na smetane” which means “tenderloin with cream”. Without doubt this meal is in the top 3 most popular Czech meals along with goulash and schnitzel. Phonetically is sounds like “sveetch-kovah”. Let me explain … Read More

people sitting at tables at the svetozor jidelna in prague

Jidelna Svetozor

Jidelna Svetozor When friends come visiting the city or my walking tour clients express a wish to “go off the beaten path and experience the real Prague” then the Světozor Jidelna will be on my list of places to go. Světozor translates as “World View” and is pronounced like svee-et-oh-zor. The Jidelna Rules Why do … Read More

The Art Nouveau interior of the Municipal House Cafe in Prague

Municipal House Cafe

Municipal House Cafe You’ll find lots of tips for eating and drinking on this site. If you’re like me then you appreciate a nice cup of coffee and believe me there are many places that you can try. But if you’re only here for a couple of days there really are 5 or 6 cafes … Read More

czech food kruti served with spinach and potato gnocchi

Czech Food – Kruti

Czech Food – Kruti – Turkey But, Not As You Know It In the Czech Republic, Turkey is not a popular meat and is not even considered to be a Christmas meal as most Czechs will be having traditional fish and pork schnitzels on Christmas Day. Even the Czech words Krocan or Kruta (both mean … Read More

The Rear Terrace of the Hanavsky Pavilon Restaurant in Prague

Hanavsky Pavilon

Hanavsky Pavilon No it’s not a spelling mistake. In Czech we call them a pavilon but tourist guides will often call it a pavilion. In any case the Hanavsky Pavilon has both a practical purpose of being one of the few restaurants in the area and also it’s a building of architectural importance. If you … Read More

Prague Absinthe - In Europe will spell it without the "e" on the end

Prague Absinthe

The Truth About Prague Absinthe You can buy Absinthe in many countries but if you look carefully at the ingredients and alcohol content you’ll see they vary wildly. On this post I’ll describe what to look for in bottles of Prague Absinthe, what’s definitely in it, what could be in it and how the strength … Read More