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Testing the New System

Test test test. Oh boy this is muuuuuuuuch nicer than that icky Movable Type stuff.  more >>

Christmas Comes Early for British Food Fans in Budapest

We’re breaking our pre-holiday break (don’t ask) to let you know that the now-annual “Great British Christmas Market” is now […]  more >>
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To Do This Weekend: Tastes and Wines Versus Handicraft Flavors

If you like Hungarian food and wine and food and wine events, you may be facing a major dilemma this […]  more >>
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Ázsia Bt. Is Back, and Bigger Than Ever

More than one otherwise knowledgeable local foodie has asked me what happened to the venerable international food store widely known […]  more >>
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MOM Park Gets Vapiano While Mammut Gets Pizza-In-a-Cone Déjà Vu All Over Again

We’re back, and with a bundle of new things to chew over. Or in this case, both new and slightly […]  more >>

Did Gault Millau Do Any Research Before Reserving Its First Hungarian Guidebook Editor?

Apologies for probably boring you with insider tittle-tattle about restaurant criticism when we’re so behind with actual restaurant reviews, but […]  more >>
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Enjoy a Plate of Gypsy Cabbage at Hungary’s First Roma Restaurant

In some restaurant news you probably won’t use but might very well find interesting, Hungary’s first Roma restaurant opened last […]  more >>

Special Meals (III): Online Charity Auction Allows Diners to Eat Well and Do Good

Nearly 40 of Hungary’s best restaurants – including Chateau Visz, Costes (pictured above), Kistücsök, Onyx and Nobu Budapest – are […]  more >>

Special Meals (II): Restaurant Days on TableFree.hu

While we’re on the topic of special event dining, recently-launched reservation website TableFree.hu is running a “Restaurant Days” promotion from […]  more >>

Special Meals (I): Everything You Wanted to Know About Bistronomy But Were Afraid to Ask

Next Friday, October 28, Hungarian gourmand group Lucullus BT will hold one of its celebrated dinner events at the somewhat […]  more >>
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“Whisky Show” to be Held in Budapest on October 15

The Whisky Society of Hungary is organizing a Whisky Show in Budapest for the second time on Saturday, October 15. […]  more >>

Chopper in Before the Fall of the Banhmi Bistro

With the weather starting to get very brisk, it’s time to start hitting those seasonal eating spots that either close […]  more >>
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Nobu Budapest Makes It To First Birthday; I Hope I Make It To Special “Pacific Fish” Dinner

Gosh how they grow up fast! During the breathless run-up to the opening last fall of Nobu Budapest some critics […]  more >>
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Telling “Wine Tales” at the Hotel Bonvino

The recently-opened, 48-room Bonvino Hotel in Badacsonytomaj on Lake Balaton seems to have taken the wine tourism trend to a […]  more >>
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Can I Offer You a Bracing Beverage Tax To Go Along With Your Chips Tax?

Not really, but when has that ever mattered! Anyway, just so you know, the government is apparently set to not […]  more >>
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Karikás Pista Hot New Hungarian Condiment, Ketchup-in-a-Bag Not So Much

Univer – a 100% Hungarian-owned food processer – recently introduced a new bottled paprika product called Karikás Pista. Composed of […]  more >>
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There’s More than One Way to Sell a Stick of Salami

One of the stranger things to come out of the bad economy are the above photos from – yes – […]  more >>

Central District VIII to Become Beer Paradise as Főzdefeszt Returns

Last year’s craft beer festival was postponed due to bad weather until this spring. Since beer festivals are more of […]  more >>

Culinaris Strikes Blow Against American “Cheez Whiz” Slander

Like lots of Budapest foodies, spend a lot of time (and money!) shopping at leading local gourmet general store Culinaris. […]  more >>
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Can You Put Your Finger on Where to Get Finger Food in Budapest?

From the mailbag: Hi there, I’ve been racking my brains trying to come up with a place to have a […]  more >>
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Thai Wok: Curry Bomb Thwarts Thai Revolution

Budapest is the only city where I actually hesitate to recommend restaurants that I like. Inevitably the word will get […]  more >>
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Laci! Konyha! Lunch!

It’s no great secret that, value-wise, the best dining out in Budapest often happens not at dinner, but at lunch. […]  more >>
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Costes, Onyx Tie For First in New Alexandra Restaurant Guide

Leading Hungarian book publisher Alexandra Kiadó’s fourth annual restaurant guide, “Alexandra Étteremkalauz 2011″, has arrived in stores. According to the […]  more >>
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Thummerer Wins “Best Cellar of 2011″ Award; Endre Demeter Chosen “Young Winemaker of the Year”

Noszvaj’s Thummerer Winery – founded by Vilmos Thummerer (left) – has won the “Best Cellar of 2011″ award from the […]  more >>
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