Author: Elda Hamaker

U vystřelenýho oka

With a name like ‘The Shot Out Eye’, you know you can’t go wrong with this place. Named in honor of one-eyed Hussite general Jan Žižka (look for his horseback monument on a hill close by), the pub offers a soothing outdoor woodland terrace in summer, teeming with young folk having their fill of Radegast and hip conversation. Situated right next to a railway line, dusky hours can seem even a little more romantic, before they built the train tunnel throught the moutnain, it used to come tooting by amidst the smell of nature around you. But things change!...

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Pizza Go Home

“You’re drunk Pizza, go home!” In the early years of Pizza Go Homes’ existence, many a Prague expat would be loathe to even keep their number in the house. Sure, they were the only joint in town that delivered, and they were open all night long, but even that was not enough to intice. But like all things, practice makes perfect, and they’ve finally gotten the basics down and even expanded into new convienent locations. A good, cheap pie, with many varieties to choose from (try the Mexican if you like spicy onion), all crispy and with no ketchup,...

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Cafe 35 @ Institute Francais

A clean and well organized frenchy cafe with a peaceful outdoor patio is located in the French Cultural Complex. Full of newspapers (only in French, of course), snobby Czechs, (proving Prague is the Paris of the ’90s), and affordable cakes with deliciously prepared coffees, especially the espresso. The photos on the wall are the only things that actually give this cafeteria-style cafe the feeling of France, well, that and the language and service too. Open Mon-Fri 9AM to 6PM. Štěpánská 35, 111 21 Praha 1, Informace Tel: +420 221 401 011, www.ifp.cz, Open: Mon. – Fri. 8:30-20:00, Sat. 10-14,...

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Ambiente The Living Restaurant

Ambiente will temper homesickness for Americans living in Prague… All of those BBQ’s that you’ve missed on the 4th of July and Labor Day will be a mere memory after you’ve sunken your teeth into the chicken wings and heaping stacks of ribs that Ambiente has to offer. The food is hearty, cheap (around 180 Kc a dish) and tasty. There are three location to choose from, so you will never be far from the nearest backyard grill....

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La Perle de Prague

Take your dining experience to the top! The biggest attraction at this French restaurant is not the authentic cuisine, the extensive French-only wine list or the fact that it’s one of the only places in town which will pamper you and make anything you want, even if it isn’t on the menu. The draw is that La Perle is located on the seventh and eighth floors of the controversial ‘Fred and Ginger’ building on the left bank of the Vltava River, offering the best view in Prague for dining. Generous windows guarantee that virtually every table offers a breathtaking...

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