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auxguard

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Hungarian Tue, 09/9/08 9:30 PM (permalink)
were Can I get good Hungarian food in Ct or NYC
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Hungarian Tue, 09/9/08 9:38 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by auxguard

    were Can I get good Hungarian food in Ct or NYC

    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=99
     
    #2
      HollyDolly

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      RE: Hungarian Fri, 09/12/08 8:42 AM (permalink)
      That's funny you mentioned Hungarian food. There used to be a Hungarian and Polish restaurants in San Antonio years ago, but I think they are gone. Which is a shame, as I never got to eat in any.
      If you are in the Buffalo area some time, there are a lot of Hungarians around there so you shouldn't have any problem finding one.
       
      #3
        wheregreggeats.com

        RE: Hungarian Fri, 09/12/08 8:54 AM (permalink)
        Here you go ...



        A nice, clean, basic Hungarian meat market at the Bridgeport/Fairfield line.

        A great place to stop and pick up some goulash to go.

        Plenty of other meal fixin's too.

        I can't seem to find their address on the web. They are on Route 1, east of the circle.
         
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          Earl of Sandwich

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          RE: Hungarian Sat, 09/20/08 2:55 PM (permalink)
          I was in Toledo, OH this past week for a short visit. They have an area of town called Little Hungary. I ate at The Budapest restaurant which has been there under that name over 50 years. A nice little hole-in-the wall place serving excellent ghoulash, paprikash, stuffed peppers and cabbage leaves.
           
          #5
            marzsit

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            RE: Hungarian Mon, 11/17/08 4:45 AM (permalink)
            when traveling along I-5 in oregon, there is a very good hungarian resturant in albany called novak's that serves food just like my grandmother used to make. it's a small place, made from double-wide mobile homes but it's cozy inside :)
             
            #6
              Sneetch

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              RE: Hungarian Wed, 11/19/08 7:46 PM (permalink)
              auxgard - there used to be a bunch of great polish restaurants on 1st Ave and 2nd Ave in the East Village, between 6th and 13th St. my personal favorite was Teresa's, which was on 1st, west side of the street, somewhere between 4th and 7th Sts. - not sure if it's still there. Veselka is a classic, which to my knowledge is still on 2nd Ave. and 10th, and Kiev on the corner of 2nd and 6th. i believe Polonia is the name of the place on 2nd and 12th, but i thought the food there was only passable compared to the others mentioned here...
              hmmm...might have to get into the city for a little pierogi and borscht mini-tour!
               
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                Slim Strummer

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                RE: Hungarian Wed, 11/19/08 8:16 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                quote:
                Originally posted by auxguard

                were Can I get good Hungarian food in Ct or NYC

                http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=99

                I'll vouch for the Goulash Place. The chicken paprikash was great. Real funky place, too.
                 
                #8
                  Sneetch

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                  RE: Hungarian Thu, 11/20/08 12:18 PM (permalink)
                  apologies to all - i thought auxgard asked about polish places too...it's amazing what a tired brain will do!
                   
                  #9
                    tooslimnc

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                    RE: Hungarian Sat, 11/29/08 5:46 PM (permalink)
                    While on the subject....Any Hungarian anywhere near Charlotte NC?? SC?? VA?? I used to live in the Hungarian section of New Brunswick NJ. I haven't had chicken paprikash since and I miss it.
                     
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                      Sandy Thruthegarden

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                      RE: Hungarian Sun, 11/30/08 5:03 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Earl of Sandwich

                      I was in Toledo, OH this past week for a short visit. They have an area of town called Little Hungary. I ate at The Budapest restaurant which has been there under that name over 50 years. A nice little hole-in-the wall place serving excellent ghoulash, paprikash, stuffed peppers and cabbage leaves.


                      My husband is from Toledo and we go up tovisit a few times a year. We've eaten at the Budapest and the food is very good. I loved my Chicken Paprikash. Every year, that neighborhood has a festival and it's worth a visit for the food alone. This is from avisitors website:

                      Birmingham Ethnic Festival

                      On the third Sunday in August, thousands of people gather together to celebrate their Hungarian heritage during this one-day ethnic festival. A band from Hungary plays all day, entertaining the crowd with popular Hungarian tunes, while various dance troupes from around the country perform at the tanc haz, a dancing tradition. The Birmingham Cultural Center makes an exhibit focusing on Toledo’s strong Hungarian history and traditions. Of course, there will be plenty of Hungarian food, like chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage, and many varieties of pastries. The whole family will enjoy Hungarian entertainment, dancing, arts, crafts, games, and lots of food. Admission is free.
                       
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                        GeoNit

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                        RE: Hungarian Wed, 12/10/08 7:20 PM (permalink)
                        When in Toronto, you can get Thai with your Hungarian!

                        http://www.hungarythai.com/
                         
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                          Tedbear

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                          RE: Hungarian Wed, 12/10/08 7:40 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by tooslimnc

                          I used to live in the Hungarian section of New Brunswick NJ. I haven't had chicken paprikash since and I miss it.



                          Sadly, Hungarian food is no longer to be found in the area. I believe that a great many of the local Hungarians moved to other areas, after which the authentic restaurants in the area closed. Even the one on Rt. 27 in Franklin Park is gone!
                           
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                            wanderingjew

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                            RE: Hungarian Wed, 12/10/08 7:59 PM (permalink)
                            Although its neither in CT or NYC, Balaton in Cleveland is slated for my top 10 list of 2008

                            www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4901
                             
                            #14
                              Jennie

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                              RE: Hungarian Mon, 02/2/09 8:12 PM (permalink)
                              Tedbear


                              [id=quote font="arial, helvetica"]quote: Originally posted by tooslimnc

                              I used to live in the Hungarian section of New Brunswick NJ. I haven't had chicken paprikash since and I miss it.



                              Sadly, Hungarian food is no longer to be found in the area. I believe that a great many of the local Hungarians moved to other areas, after which the authentic restaurants in the area closed. Even the one on Rt. 27 in Franklin Park is gone!


                              Gee, that's a shame. I remember going up to the Hungarian Festival there with my folks about a dozen years ago. Bought a lovely sgrafitto plate, there. The palascinta was okay, but since my 2005 trip to Budapest . . . well, it pales in comparison.
                               
                              I don't know, honestly, where to go to get good Hungarian food in the states. I haven't really looked. We visited several good restaurants while in Hungary, of course. They may scoff at the "touristy" ones up in the castle (the wall-enclosed historic district on top of the cliff in Buda), but there was a really fun one in a cellar called the Red Devil. It was chilly (March, and yes, we were there for the 15th), so nobody was eating in the courtyard, but down in the basement. The food was quite good: the usual hearty stews and things.
                               
                              Most restaurants in Hungary have gypsy violinists. One we went to in Pest serenaded us and played for the ladies, trying to get their husbands to tip them. The most hilarious part of the evening was when he played for me and then tried to get the young man next to me to tip him. How could he know it was my little brother? lol 
                               
                              Another Buda restaurant had the ubiquitous gypsy band, who, upon hearing our American accents, disturbingly broke off and started playing Sinatra and showtunes. I mean, I'd really rather hear Hungarian music than "Tonight" from West Side Story or "My Way." I  mean, really!
                               
                              We spent one day having a private wine-tasting in Tokaj, including a tour of a cavern full of wine casks with the characteristic mold that gives the wine its flavor. Afterward, we staggered out to the street, and our designated driver drove us to a nearby casino (tavern) near the Tisza river, where they serve a famous "Fisherman's soup" or Halászlé. It was fabulous. Although I'd pretty much sobered up by the time we arrived (the wine has a ridiculously high sugar content and goes through you pretty quick), what I remember most about the place was the enormous ceramic stove. They're ubiquitous in that part of the world, but this one was enormous, and covered in brown molded tiles.
                               
                              I think the most memorable meal, however, was when I got in a bar fight with my Socialist Party host in Aszód and the mayor (who was taking us out to lunch) had to break it up. (This was 2005, by the way. There's a new young mayor now, and the town has an actual website.) It was at Aredo Kávézó és Étterem. Click "Képek" for photos. It's a nice place, sorta taverny, with a great atmosphere. The palascinta was particularly nice for dessert. (Okay, it was more an argument than a bar fight, but who else can claim to have a bar fight broken up by the mayor in Aszód, Hungary, I ask you? Particularly when my Ükapa (great-great-grandfather) went to school there with Petőfi. Seriously. He fought with Kossuth. We were there to donate his diary to the Petőfi Literary Museum. Got on TV and everything. lol
                               
                              Ta,
                              Jennie
                              <message edited by Jennie on Mon, 02/2/09 8:20 PM>
                               
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                                ken8038

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                                RE: Hungarian Tue, 02/3/09 2:30 PM (permalink)
                                Hi Jennie, I enjoyed your writeup about the visit to Hungary. My wife is part Hungarian and has always wanted to got back to the Old Country to visit a few old time relatives she thinks are still around.

                                Although all the Hungarian Restaurants around New Brunswick have closed, I believe the Hungarian Festival is still going strong.
                                 
                                There's also still a few Eastern European food stores and bakeries in that area, and while they are not exclusively Hungarian, they do carry many Hungarian items. 

                                Your writeup brings to mind this poem from Carl Sandberg:

                                <<

                                HAPPINESS

                                I ASKED the professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
                                     me what is happiness.
                                And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
                                     thousands of men.
                                They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
                                     I was trying to fool with them
                                And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
                                     the Desplaines river
                                And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
                                     their women and children and a keg of beer and an
                                     accordion.

                                 
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                                  Jennie

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                                  RE: Hungarian Wed, 02/4/09 2:14 PM (permalink)
                                  ken8038

                                  HAPPINESS

                                  I ASKED the professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
                                       me what is happiness.
                                  And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
                                       thousands of men.
                                  They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
                                       I was trying to fool with them
                                  And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
                                       the Desplaines river
                                  And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
                                       their women and children and a keg of beer and an
                                       accordion.





                                  Sounds great! Add some Bull's Blood, gulyás, and chicken paprikash and you've got a party! lol
                                   
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                                    yardmaster

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                                    RE: Hungarian Sun, 03/8/09 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                    wheregreggeats.com


                                    Here you go ...



                                    A nice, clean, basic Hungarian meat market at the Bridgeport/Fairfield line.

                                    A great place to stop and pick up some goulash to go.

                                    Plenty of other meal fixin's too.

                                    I can't seem to find their address on the web. They are on Route 1, east of the circle.


                                    Is that one of these?

                                    We are having an International Food camping trip in July...and i chose Hungarian...which is how i found this forum.  I'll be search this place for ideas...
                                     
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                                      PapaJoe8

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                                      RE: Hungarian Sun, 03/8/09 9:14 PM (permalink)
                                      Well yall have made me hungry for Hungarian food! It's hard to find east of Dallas where I live. :~(
                                      Joe
                                       
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                                        HollyDolly

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                                        RE: Hungarian Fri, 03/13/09 8:12 AM (permalink)
                                        Jennie, thank you for the details of your visit to Hungary.That's were my mom's side of the family is from,and I'd love to go there some day.

                                        Papa Joe 8, not sure how many Hungarians settled around your area.I know they settled around the San Antonio area , as did the Czechs and Polish,but despite the fact you have the towns of Panna Maria,first polish town in the U.S., and Czestochowa, just up the road from there, we don't have any restaurants from all three groups.As I mentioned there was a Polish and Hungarian ones in San Antonio, but they are gone. Not even many german places around here, despite the fact they founded New Braunfels
                                        and other towns, though Muenster,Texas on their website emphasise their German Catholic heritage,and I think one of their restaurants serves german food.
                                        Guess I need to visit relatives in Milwaukee and see if there are some hungarian places to eat.
                                         
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                                          Jennie

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                                          RE: Hungarian Sun, 03/15/09 11:09 PM (permalink)
                                          Well, in that case (at least in my time zone), I still have an hour to wish you a happy Hungarian National Holiday.
                                           
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                                            NCTim

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                                            RE: Hungarian Mon, 05/4/09 1:25 AM (permalink)
                                            tooslimNC, I've been in Charlotte for 19 years and know of nowhere to get Chicken Paprikas, except if I can get my mom to make it. She's getting up there in years, and learned how from Dad's mom. I haven't had it for a good while, now that you mention it. You might look into meetup.com : I was amazed to find a sizable group of NC Hungarians who get together occasionally.
                                             
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