Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Notes from Prague

Found a notebook with some notes from my visit to Prague a couple of years ago that I'm not sure I ever transcribed anywhere. I don't know if this really has any value, but I don't feel like just throwing it away...

So far most of the old hangouts in Prague that I've gone back to have been disappointing. Radost at noon on a Sunday would have had a line out the door in the old days. Zvonařka is overpriced and has no personality. Domažlická Jizba was good, albeit on the expensive side. Austria seems to have gone upscale, as has U Vejvodů — I haven't actually eaten at either one yet. The Budweis place down from my old office is long-gone. Demínka was OK.

3 Comments:

At 20:33, Blogger Karen said...

So I hate to say it, but I've never even heard of these places! Where are they?

 
At 20:45, Blogger MiGrant said...

Radost and Demínka are on the same street just the other side of the Museum from Václavák. Zvonařka is in Nové Město. Austria is in Smíchov near Anděl. U Vejvodů is in Staré Město. But the only one I'd kinda-sorta recommend is Domažlická Jizba, which is near the Vltavská Metro station. I don't guess any of them are really "famous" or anything, although Radost in its heyday was enormously popular with the American expat crowd and their hangers-on. Probably best known for the disco downstairs, which was never really my thing, but at one time they had the best American-style weekend brunch in town.

 
At 19:46, Blogger MiGrant said...

Come to think of it, I believe Zvonařka is actually in Vinohrady. I'm losing my sense of Praguography....

 

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