Posts Categorized: Food and Drink

Three pubs serving traditional (and cheap) meals in central Prague

EuroCheapo Prague is no longer the undiscovered, inexpensive “Eastern” European city it used to be, and prices definitely reflect the Czech capital’s popularity. City centers aren’t usually the best places to find a cheap meal, but that doesn’t mean an affordable and authentic Czech meal—complete with a yummy local beer—can’t be found. Here are three… Read more »

Zinc Restaurant & Bar Some evenings call for a bit of intimacy. A couple cocktails, followed by a nice dinner in a secluded spot where you aren’t likely to run into any of the gang. Zinc, Hilton Prague Old Town’s replacement bar and restaurant for Gordon Ramsey’s Maze, is just the place. Ramsey made a hasty Prague exit… Read more »

Století Století means century in Czech, and that seems about how long it took me to get there. It wasn’t the first restaurant I planned to review. Nor the second, third, or even fourth. It probably ended up being number ten or something. For a while I thought this review was cursed, as after wandering… Read more »

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Fast Lane Insider tips for summer cocktails Summer time and the livin’ is easy. Or should be anyway. Warm sunny days make us long for friends, fresh air and some outdoor eating and drinking. Planning a summer BBQ or garden party? Turn it into a fruity fun fest by serving a range of fresh cocktails…. Read more »

The Mussels in Brussels

Fast Lane And other adventures in Belgian cuisine Adventures in Belgian cuisine? Nope, it’s not an oxymoron. The Flanders region of Belgium is home to some of the world’s best restaurants. In fact, the country boasts more Michelin star chefs than France; is much more compact and is probably easier on the wallet than a… Read more »

Svařák (Mulled Wine) Season With Jack Frost nearly nipping at our noses; it is time to hunker down for the long cold winter. We are thinking warm thoughts and warm drinks; and to cope with the darkness, alcohol. In this particular instance, svařák, or svařené víno. Mulled, or hot wine, will miraculously begin appearing in restaurants and, as… Read more »

Cloud 9 If you name your place of business Cloud 9, you are proposing a fairly heavenly experience. Luckily for the new Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge, perched on the 9th floor of the Hilton Prague Hotel, it easily lives up to its lofty goals. It’s hard to decide which aspect of the lounge leaves… Read more »

Veg Food Carnivores are spoilt for choice when it comes to local dining options. Herbivores, or those looking to eat a bit healthier, often have to search a little harder when it comes to eating out. Veg Food (Londýnská 35,,) a new Vinohrady venue is a welcome addition to the “alternative” food scene. There is… Read more »

Tempting Tequila

Fast Lane Get to know this enticing spirit Floral, fruity, woody, spicy. Discussing fine wine? No fine tequila. With the introduction of two new tequila brands on the Czech market, El Jimador and Herradura, we thought it was time to investigate this spirit a bit further. Many myths surround the beverage. First, it’s not made… Read more »