Monthly Archives: August 2010

Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 10: African Buffet

On a long hike through Joseph’s Town on the way to Rosensteins I notice an attractive corner diner “Afrikai “. I decide to take refuge within, have a beer or two and relax as I’ve been on the go since … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 9: Csülök Csárda or Pork Knuckle Inn

Walking east along Rakoczi Utca away from Urania Train Station it takes a few minutes but you  finally reach a small stretch of Budapest that’s still a mite rough and tumble. The old days of District 8 are seemingly long … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 8: Vörös Ördög Etterem or Red Devil Restaurant

Love the name. After a long, fruitless slog wherein I walked for a few hours from Pest to Buda via Margit Island only to find Csalagony 26 closed for summer vacation I’m at loose ends. I decide to continue walking … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 7: Ellátó Kert

It’s rare but there are times when I’m on vacation overseas that I prefer the traditions of the Americans. To wit. If you walk into a bar around midnight in USA chances are pretty good that there won’t be a … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 6: Fulemule Return Visit

Turns out I’m a Hungarian Jew. My mom will be surprised when I return stateside and begin questioning her genealogy. She hasn’t been that forthcoming so far but perhaps if I smoke a brisket the way Fulemule does she’ll spill … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 5: Belvárosi Disznótoros or Inner City Pig Platter

In the American South when you see a sign with a smiling pig you can be assured that you’re about to dine on pork, it will be good and there will be plentiful ice cold sweet tea to wash it … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 4: Fulemule

“Howdy, is this Fool Mule”?  The girl looks askance at the stranger who’s strolled into the quiet, elegant restaurant in the heart of Budapest’s Joseph’s Town. “Pardon”. I pull out my notebook and point towards my entry for Fulemule. She … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 3. Marquis de Salade

As a youth the writings of the Marquis de Sade were  something I probably had no business being exposed to. I remember forging a mail order document assuring  a bookstore in some far flung part of the USA like San … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 2: Fustoltaru Felvagott

My first meal in Budapest is actually a snack but one I’m quite familiar with: Fried Pork Skins. I’m navigating through the vast spaces of the Central Market Hall [Nagy Vasarcsarnok] bright and early on my first full day in … Continue reading

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Searching For the Golden Bull. Eating in Budapest Part 1: Kadar Etkezde

The formula is simple and exists in towns and cities the world over. In Tuscaloosa Alabama it’s called a meat and three, in Istanbul, Turkey it’s called lokanta, in Budapest, Hungary it’s an etkezde. Put plainly, it’s a restaurant where … Continue reading

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