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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks!

Mar 19, 2014
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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks currycure!

Mar 02, 2014
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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks so much! I will definitely let you know.

Feb 08, 2014
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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks, Andrea. I was going to ask if this was in Brussels or one of the other cities I was interested in. But I was able to find it online and learned its Brussels. For anyone else looking at the post, the address is: 18, rue St-Michel
18, rue St-Michel, 1000 Bruxelles.

Feb 06, 2014
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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks, Thomas.

Feb 02, 2014
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BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Thanks so much. I don't drink beer (or alcohol) either. But this sounds like a great place.

Jan 29, 2014
vulpine in Europe

BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

Hi, everybody! I'm going to Belgium in March/April and would love to find places to eat without pretension that serve regular Belgian food -- nothing fancy or innovative. While rock bottom cheapness is not necessary, it would be helpful to us. In any case the places I am happiest with usually aren't expensive. Atmosphere is completely unimportant. I would love places that are not frequented by tourists, though I won't have a car to get to them. Any thoughts? I'll be in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent (I speak French but not Flemish if that matters.) Thanks so much!

Jan 29, 2014
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Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Wish I'd gotten your message before I left. Next time I will check out Avia!

Apr 18, 2013
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Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Got back yesterday and thought I'd give a report on Prague and Brno. I really loved Lokal, and went a number of times to the outpost near my hotel on the Castle side (Misenksa 66/12). I also loved U Zavěšenýho Kafe near the Castle.

In Brno, there were not as many positive experiences. Maybe the novelty of the Czech classics had worn off by then. The restaurant in Hotel Pegas seemed a bit prosaic. More to my liking was Baroko. I was very happy with a place that I just strolled into, called Varna, at Solnicni 3a. It was the first place that offered seemingly fresh vegetables. (They had a side of grilled vegetables that was just perfect.) I tried to go to Bistro Franz on Ververi but it was too crowded. Nearby, and continuing with my efforts to find something different, I stumbled into Cattani at Veveri 6. It's a pasta place and made for a nice change. Veveri seems to be a lively street with many restaurants. So it would seem to be fertile ground for future explorations

Anyway, thank you vanderb for your excellent suggestions. They were a big help! I really appreciate your taking the time to enlighten me.

Apr 18, 2013
vulpine in Europe

Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Thanks so much!

Apr 06, 2013
vulpine in Europe

Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Thanks. I'm looking forward to going to a non-touristed location! I plan to be there on a Sunday and a Monday. Any good outdoor markets (vegetable, food, clothing, mixtures, or anything else) that you might recommend?

Apr 04, 2013
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Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Thanks so much for you helpful suggestions in both Brno and Prague. Yes, we will be needing both lunch and dinner. In Brno, I'm staying at Pegas (Jakubská 4) and will be relying on public transportation. We would be happy to take public transportation to some non-touristed neighborhood that had a restaurant with simple and good tasting food. We don't drink alcohol but we can manage if there is smoking going on around us.

Mar 27, 2013
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Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Thanks for the idea. I don't drink alcohol but I assume the food is good!

Mar 24, 2013
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Unpretentious Czech dinner in Prague (and Brno if possible!)

Hi, everybody! I'm going to Prague and Brno in two weeks and would love to find places for dinner without pretension that serve regular Czech food -- nothing fancy or innovative. While cheapness is not a criterion, the places I am happiest with usually aren't expensive. Atmosphere is completely unimportant. I would love places that are not frequented by tourists, though I won't have a car to get to it. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Mar 23, 2013
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Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Cordoba and Granada?

Wow. Is there really nothing? Yikes . . . How about just a residential, non-touristed neighborhood that has a mediocre restaurant? Any help appreciated!

Mar 22, 2012
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Cordoba and Granada?

Hi, everybody! I'm going to Cordoba and Granada next week and would love to find places for dinner without pretension that serve regular traditional/country food. While cheapness is not a criterion, the places I am happiest with usually aren't expensive. Atmosphere is completely unimportant. I would love places that are not frequented by tourists. My Spanish is adequate to the task. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Mar 18, 2012
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

FYI: got back recently. Your suggestions were really helpful . .. unfortunately, I was only able to get to a couple of them. I have an addition I found on my own:
Restaurante Chu-Chu, Rua Santa Marte 31. Great grilled fish, inexpensive and totally unpretentious!

Apr 16, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

Thanks! I'm leaving New York today for Lisbon but will check back in probably Tuesday. I won't be arriving in Elvas until Thursday.

Mar 28, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

Thanks. Anything for Elvas (again country food, no pretensions, preferably low price)?

Mar 26, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

You've been so helpful I hate to bother you again. But since you made such a kind offer, I'll ask: I'm going for two days to Evora and for two days to Elvas. Any equivalent recommendations for those two places?

Mar 26, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

By the way: I would love to combine a restaurant visit with a trip to an area where people actually live (suburbs, outskirts?) as long as I could get there and back by metro. Any thoughts?

Mar 23, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

Thanks so much Vinhotinto. I really appreciate the list. I've researched the addresses a bit so I know exactly where they are. Price is something of a consideration so I'll probably avoid Solar de Presuntos (also the web suggests Sinal Vermelho is pricey not to mention unkind to tourists). I probably should have mentioned my cheapness in my post. I'm looking at some of your past posts too.

Mar 23, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Unpretentious traditional/country dinner in Lisbon?

I'm going to Lisbon next week and would love to find a place for dinner without pretensions that serves well-prepared traditional/country food. Atmosphere is unimportant. A location near a metro would be pretty helpful. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Mar 22, 2011
vulpine in Spain/Portugal

Budapest: seeking Hungarian restaurant with no atmosphere

OK, I'm exaggerating. But I'm wondering if someone will reveal to me his or her favorite restaurant in Budapest that (1) serves traditional Hungarian or "peasant" food that tastes great; and (2) has no pretensions. I assume such a place will be inexpensive and be without "atmosphere," though I do not view these as requirements. I happen to be staying near the Opera but would be willing to travel as necessary.

Thanks!

Mar 18, 2009
vulpine in International Archive