Wash it all Down with a Beer

August 25, 2011 at 9:00 am 8 comments

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I loved my time in Prague, but let’s just say the food there was not the highlight of my experience. Don’t get me wrong: I loved the architecture, had fun exploring the city, and really enjoyed experiencing all that Prague had to offer. Oh, and I loved the Czech pilsners. Why let food take the main stage, then, when the beer is so good?

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A lot of our meals in Prague were not the healthiest. But they were good, and went really well with the beer. Some highlights: fried cheese, schnitzel, and Barvarian sausage. Fried cheese, or smažený sýr, is esentially a glorified mozzarella stick, but with a different cheese in the shape of a patty. You can enjoy it as an appetizer, a snack, or make it into a meal with the choice of American potatoes or French fries (can anyone guess the difference here?) Azra and I got this with an order of chicken schnitzel, a thin chicken breast dipped in egg and then coated in flour and lightly pan fried. Our schnitzel came with a mushroom sauce, and our choice of potato side. We got an order of American potatoes with one, essentially seasoned potato wedges, and fries with the other, and shared everything that was on the table. The American potatoes were so much better, or maybe I was just really missing home and extra-patriotic at this point! ;) Of course, we each had a big beer to help everything go down.

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Another highlight delicacy street meal was a Barvarian sausage. It was our final night in Prague, and we were short on cash and full from our earlier heavier meal of svíčková. We stopped by a street vendor in Wenceslas Square, where Azra got a chicken burger and I, going all out for one of my last days as an omnivore, got a sausage. It was my first time in three years (the last time was an Italian sausage at Fenway Park). It was tasty greasy, and filling, like any good street dog should be. Not a decision I would repeat, but a fun way to spend our last beautiful night – sitting outside, enjoying the food, tourist watching, and soaking up the scenery.

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  • 1. tinkerbelle86  |  August 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

    yum!

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  • 2. Lesley  |  August 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Prague is so beautiful! I can’t wait to go back!

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  • 3. Amanda (Adele) Delsohn  |  August 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I loved Prague! We definitely drank a lot of Pilsner while we were there! I wish I was there when the weather was nice like in your pictures. I went in November and it was absolutely freezing and dark most of the day!

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    • 4. jenlenew  |  August 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      We were really lucky with the weather! It didn’t rain until our last night there. It was a little cooler, but that was much appreciated after being so hot all the time in Italy :)

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  • 5. livinglearningeating  |  August 26, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I think it’s awesome that you just went there and enjoyed what *they* enjoy, for an immersion kind of thing – none of this ‘ooh, can’t eat that – it’s weird/unhealthy/not-American-enough. :P Prague looks lovely!

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    • 6. jenlenew  |  August 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

      Thanks, that was my goal! Prague is absolutely gorgeous if you get a chance to visit. Every building has breath taking architecture!

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  • 7. Chelsea  |  August 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

    jen and azra with big beers.. loving it

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  • 8. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide  |  August 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I remember the potatoes in Germany were awful, really waxy. Ah, but the beer. I could also use some fried cheese!

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