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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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: The Creole Nature Trail

Rolling along I-10 between Houston and Winnie, I’m eager to get off the freeway and on to the backroads of East Texas. I’ve traveled the main corridor hundreds of times over the last 30 years and there is nothing left … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Central Pizza In Lafayette, Louisiana

Central Pizza put on the most naked display of raw greed I’ve ever witnessed in a Louisiana restaurant.

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RL Reeves Jr Is The Bacon Critic For Scrumptiouschef

My life has been intertwined with bacon. I grew up on a farm in Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky) where bacon was often used as currency in our community. Our doctor’s visits costs were covered with barters of bacon. My grandpa Big … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Restaurant Divny Janko In Bratislava Slovakia

Reštaurácia Divný Janko is a feast for the senses. It’s tucked away on a forlorn side-street in a forgotten neighborhood of Bratislava, Slovakia; it’s homely and covered in Slovak outsider art; almost all the dishes are fried, smothered in gravy … Continue reading

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Isn’t Tumblr Mainly Just Porn?

I was talking to a group of strangers a few nights ago and the subject of Instagram came up. Since Facebook is the parent of Instagram I have no truck with the online photo service. If Facebook is involved with … Continue reading

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