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Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 03/23/03 11:08 AM
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OK, I haven't stuck my nose into this board yet, so I guess it is time. I am the desendant of a Czech family that came to the USA in 1912. They lived in the Czech communities in the Chicago area for a long time. When we visit some of our distant relatives up that way, much of the conversation drifts to Czech Food. My Mother is in her 90's now and no longer can labor in the kitchen for a full day to make some of the traditional dumplings and other dishes. I have zero language skills, even typing some of the names of dishes get my fingers tangled.
We have tried Czech places in Wilson Kansas, Wilbur Nebraska, and Tabor, South Dakota. In a Chicago suburb, the BOHEMEIAN CRYSTAL service a pretty good duck dinner, but some of my relatives say it isn't "Authentic". What do I know?? In roadtripping in Texas we visited Shiner TX, took the tour of the brewery, sucked down the three free samples of their fine products, and Mother spoke Czech to a bunch of folks. Czech is the 3rd largest Language group in TX after English and Spanish.
What I want from y'all are referrals for Czech food and festivals that you know of . we have visited many, and really had a good time, and ate very well. SO come on...dig thru those memories and give us the info on where to find the Kolache of your dreams.
AL

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 03/23/03 2:31 PM
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I've moved to california but as i recall there is a great little restaurant
in old enfield, ct. the lady immigrated here a few years ago and has quite an interesting story. She gave informal cooking clases. Makes the best breads (must make for restaurants) Very pretty and tasty breads. Great soups (if a homeless person or one who has little money..she gives bread and soup for free). The restaurant is in an urban renewal area. You might want to check this out if still there. I cant recall the name but the chamber of commerce should have it. It is just a very tiny place across from an historical abandoned factory. K. Hyatt

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 03/23/03 4:11 PM
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For a good kolache, you can't beat[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=492']Weikel's[/url] in LaGrange, Texas; and for Czech ambience to the max, we still like [url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=458']The Bohemian Cafe[/url] in Omaha:
Dumplings and kraut today

At Bohemian Café!

Draft beer that’s sparkling, plenty of parking

See you at lunch, Okay?


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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 03/23/03 7:01 PM
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When I saw this thread, I knew I had to join the roadfood website.
A year ago, my partner (who was born and raised in the Czech Republic) and I traveled to Colorado for the Independence Day holiday. After a hike in the Rockies, we decided to stop in this old mining town, Georgetown, right off the highway. The only cafe open: Cafe Prague. We had visited Prague the year before and have searched for as delicious food as we found in Prague. No place we've found back in the States compares to Cafe Prague. Absolutely authentic, old-school recipes for the dumplings, fabulous stews, the tastiest strudel. Perfection!
There's an Eastern European restaurant in Ann Arbor and a Czech restaurant near Dover, New Jersey - but they just don't compare in authenticity.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Thu, 04/3/03 6:15 AM
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A couple of additional places we have hit upon... In Cedar Rapids Iowa, the center of a large Czech-influenced area and home to the National Czech Museum and Library...there is a whole section of town that is full of Czech shoppes. Plenty of food that tasted great and interesting historical images of the Great Migration!
Outside of New Prague,MN (south of the twin cities) there was/is a restuarant that specialized in tradional Czech dishes, Mother claimed the dill soup/gravy was as good as her mother ever made.
Wilson,Kansas is an interesting stop off of I-70. A small farming community, It has a grocery/meat market that sells some of the best snacking cold sausages we have enjoyed on the road.
On the down-side We tried the "Prague", on Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino CA and were sorely disappointed. Not cheap, and not authentic!(or even close).

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 05/23/03 1:53 PM
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Mr. Mayor - my ex-husband is Czech and I live in the heart of the Czech neighborhood in Chicago (actually a very near south suburb, across the street from what is technically "chicago" - our Dumpling House on 41st and Harlem closed last year and is now a Mexican rest. - for authentic cuisine there are still a ton of good places; Little Europe on Ogden Ave in Brookfield IL, KLAS on 22nd street in Berwyn, and the Riverside Rest. on Harlem Ave just south of the tracks. Dumplings, gravy, kolach, the works....[:)
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OK, I haven't stuck my nose into this board yet, so I guess it is time. I am the desendant of a Czech family that came to the USA in 1912. They lived in the Czech communities in the Chicago area for a long time. When we visit some of our distant relatives up that way, much of the conversation drifts to Czech Food. My Mother is in her 90's now and no longer can labor in the kitchen for a full day to make some of the traditional dumplings and other dishes. I have zero language skills, even typing some of the names of dishes get my fingers tangled.
We have tried Czech places in Wilson Kansas, Wilbur Nebraska, and Tabor, South Dakota. In a Chicago suburb, the BOHEMEIAN CRYSTAL service a pretty good duck dinner, but some of my relatives say it isn't 'Authentic'. What do I know?? In roadtripping in Texas we visited Shiner TX, took the tour of the brewery, sucked down the three free samples of their fine products, and Mother spoke Czech to a bunch of folks. Czech is the 3rd largest Language group in TX after English and Spanish.
What I want from y'all are referrals for Czech food and festivals that you know of . we have visited many, and really had a good time, and ate very well. SO come on...dig thru those memories and give us the info on where to find the Kolache of your dreams.
AL

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 05/23/03 2:05 PM
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I had forgotton about this topic...Thanks for the Chicago tips! My mother grew up in the Cicero/Berwyn area and danced with the Chicago Ballet back in the late 1920's. It was, indeed, a Czech neighborhood then.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sat, 07/5/03 4:07 PM
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Hello friends.....I love to correspond with friends " I am a czech and Wish to start to correspond with some new friends from anywhere.....please write soon

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sat, 07/5/03 4:10 PM
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Oh I forgot to tell to you that I can write ion Czech and English language..I am 44 years female and any e/mails are very welcome. And at a future we can to correspond by air mail too.
I live in a small town near from Prague....F+M friends of any age !!!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sat, 07/5/03 4:14 PM
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Sorry I had to write to my profile AZ because there it is no possibility to write that I am from Czech.....Dana

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 07/7/03 1:07 AM
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Hi Yorkie:

Is it possible that we can bypass the airmail stage and correspond using telepathy?

I used to eat at a Czech restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan called Vasata. They have since closed. They had the most wonderful spongey dumplings there, not unlike a South Indian iddly, but chewier.

What part of Arizona did you say you were from? If I met you in a restaurant, would I get to pick up the Czech?

What does Paulina Poriskova eat on a typical day, and do you resemble her at all?

What roadfood joints does Vaclav Havel frequent?

Do you happen to know if Alexander Dubcek ever tasted a Prague springroll?

That's all for now, I hope we can continue another day.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 07/7/03 9:46 AM
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Mayor....I've eaten at the Bohemian Crystal several times and went to a wedding reception there as well. The food is excellant, filling....well lets say stuffed is a better word! The wedding featured incredible pasteries instead of the usual wedding cake. I believe it is in Westmont, Ill near Ogden Ave.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 07/7/03 10:53 AM
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Here is a link to a Czech place that someone recommended to me: http://www.czechamericanii.com/

You are right about the Czech community in Texas. My nephew married a young lady of Czech descent a few years ago, and I tell you what, I have never seen a wedding reception like that before! Heaps and heaps of food, and more beer than I have ever seen in my life.

The entire reception had to take part in a dance called the "Grand March" which went on forever, as did the reception.

A fine time was had by all, but PLEASE Make the Polka music stop already!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 07/7/03 12:17 PM
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Lone Star- I agree about the Music...Nothing like a polka with a Texas "Line Dance" beat...Or maybe some Country stuff with trumpets and tuba's thrown in to give it some " Ommp-ahhh"
Tabor, S D just had their Czech Festival last week. It is a small (500 at most) farming community. One gas station, no traffic light etc but they used Tanker trucks for the brew and over 10,000 attended. Some folks just know how to throw a party ! Wish we could have made it this year.
Yorkie- if you are for real about wanting to correspond with folks from this group, please put your email address on the board Then people can write to you directly without using space here.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Tue, 03/9/04 10:13 PM
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Hello friends.....I love to correspond with friends " I am a czech and Wish to start to correspond with some new friends from anywhere.....please write soon

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 03/10/04 8:00 AM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

OK, I haven't stuck my nose into this board yet, so I guess it is time. I am the desendant of a Czech family that came to the USA in 1912. They lived in the Czech communities in the Chicago area for a long time. When we visit some of our distant relatives up that way, much of the conversation drifts to Czech Food. My Mother is in her 90's now and no longer can labor in the kitchen for a full day to make some of the traditional dumplings and other dishes. I have zero language skills, even typing some of the names of dishes get my fingers tangled.
We have tried Czech places in Wilson Kansas, Wilbur Nebraska, and Tabor, South Dakota. In a Chicago suburb, the BOHEMEIAN CRYSTAL service a pretty good duck dinner, but some of my relatives say it isn't "Authentic". What do I know?? In roadtripping in Texas we visited Shiner TX, took the tour of the brewery, sucked down the three free samples of their fine products, and Mother spoke Czech to a bunch of folks. Czech is the 3rd largest Language group in TX after English and Spanish.
What I want from y'all are referrals for Czech food and festivals that you know of . we have visited many, and really had a good time, and ate very well. SO come on...dig thru those memories and give us the info on where to find the Kolache of your dreams.
AL



I once came across a CD of Czech/Bohemian music, Texas-style. Still kicking myself for not having bought it ...

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 03/10/04 9:28 AM
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There's a guy on ebay who sells a lot of Czech/Slovak/Polish stuff including music cd's and travel books. You might want to check out his "Slovak Store" by doing an ebay search.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 03/10/04 12:25 PM
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In NYC there used to be(it might still be there)on the upper west side, a restaurant called 'Czechoslovic Praha' that had Pilsner Urqualt on draught and served some of the best duck and goose you could imagine......there also used to be a small Czech community on the lower east side that had quite a few local joints w/ marvelous food

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 2:55 AM
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Texas has to be the place for festivals and authentic food. First must stop is WestFest in West,TX (held every labor day weekend). Second stop is the city of New Braunfels,TX for Wurstfest in early november each year (Stop at Oma's Haus for a great meal).

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 8:42 AM
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CzechMate,

We purchased a couple of Tee Shirts in one of the Czech Communities in Texas a couple of years ago...It was either West or Temple, I can't remember which. Anyway, when I saw your Roadfood Name I thought you should see your name in graphics! Janet's Shirt does say "Czech Mate" although she is hiding 'part' of it!!! We really enjoy roadtripping our heritage and family tree activities.



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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 10:34 AM
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Al and Janet----LOVE the shirts!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 12:29 PM
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Mr. Mayor, that is some pretty impressive table muscle you are sportin'! A man after my own heart (and waistline).

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 5:59 PM
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Go back to Shiner, find Patek's grocery store, which I think is on hwy 90A through town-- best way to find it is to look for the spire of the Catholic church (which is a marvel in itself, esp. inside), load up on their sausage, particularly the classic pork and beef mixture. I was raised on that sausage as my family took 90A from Houston to Nixon to see my grandparents, and it is the best I have ever had. It's not cooked, so you have to get or bring an ice chest and buy a bag of ice, take it somewhere and cook it, but it is simply superior. They have a variety of other sausages that are good to very good, particularly venison in season, but "Shiner sausage" was a code word for fine eating since well before Shiner beer was anything besides lawnmower beer. The Moyers used to serve it at Round Top Cafe-- I don't know if they still do-- and one or two upscale grocery stores in Houston have carried it over the years, but the Pateks don't make a lot, so you rarely see it outside Shiner.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 6:44 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


CzechMate,

We purchased a couple of Tee Shirts in one of the Czech Communities in Texas a couple of years ago...It was either West or Temple, I can't remember which. Anyway, when I saw your Roadfood Name I thought you should see your name in graphics! Janet's Shirt does say "Czech Mate" although she is hiding 'part' of it!!! We really enjoy roadtripping our heritage and family tree activities.


Well, if you ever divorce her, I guess she'll be a canceled Czech. BAH DA BUMP

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 6:45 PM
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I love that picture Mr. Mayor!!! Did they have any t-shirts like that for Slovaks? I guess the wording wouldn't be that catchy though!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 05/11/05 8:18 PM
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My Mom had a nice Sweatshirt that had a similiar graphic proclaiming her a "Certified Czech" !
Don't know if the Slovak's enjoy the same 'play on words'. I tend to doubt it!
We have really enjoyed our visits to Shiner, and the other Czech towns in Texas. we were suprised by "WEST", seeing it for the first time as we drove up I-35. We got off the highway at the Czech bakery and truck stop...but went into town and wandered the gift shop, the meat market and had a chance to watch a few trains tear thru the center of town as we waited. It was neat to hear many folks speaking Czech and see the way the stores had the Czech motiff in their window decorations.
Wilbur Nebraska and Wilson Kansas do much the same. The one I enjoy most outside of Texas is Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I commented in one of my other posts here about it. If you like Czech 'stuff' plan on a visit there sometime, It makes for a good excuse to get away from I-80 for awhile !

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Thu, 05/12/05 8:22 AM
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While I don't see anything in Texas listed, the Czech Embasy in Washington DC has a directory here.....
http://www.mzv.cz/washington/general/restaurants.htm

BTW, my name Kozel is a brand of beer from the Czech Republic, see it here......
http://www.beer-kozel.cz/

and kozel translates to billy-goat hense the beer's mascot.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 08/3/05 8:14 PM
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Is there a Czech restaurant in Wilson,Kansas? Is there still the grocery store there,somebody mentioned? We travel often on I-70 and stop in Lindsboerg. We would like to try Czech food.Thank you.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 08/3/05 8:29 PM
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There is a nice old country grocery in Wilson, with a lot of locally made sausage in the meat counter!! There is also a small gift shop on the main street that stocks the 'heritage' Tee Shirts like those we are wearing in the photo. I don't recall seeing it, but the first Stern's edition of ROADFOOD had a listing for Herbel's Cafe on Main Street.(Doesn't show in the current phone yellow pages)
Also...and I have no personal stock in this one!!
Al's Grill
2419 Avenue E , PO Box 386
Wilson, KS 67490
Main Phone: 785-658-3363



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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 08/3/05 8:41 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


CzechMate,

We purchased a couple of Tee Shirts in one of the Czech Communities in Texas a couple of years ago...It was either West or Temple, I can't remember which. Anyway, when I saw your Roadfood Name I thought you should see your name in graphics! Janet's Shirt does say "Czech Mate" although she is hiding 'part' of it!!! We really enjoy roadtripping our heritage and family tree activities.







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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 08/3/05 11:56 PM
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Mr.Major,thanks for the fast reply. By the way, I like those T-Shirts. I am sorry,that I am not Czech.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Tue, 08/16/05 9:14 AM
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Don't miss the Klobase-Kolache festival in East Bernard, Texas...held every year on the second Saturday in June!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 08/28/05 9:29 PM
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One of my best roadfood experiences was in a Czech restaurant in Vancouver B.C. we were enjoying our meal when a couple Armanai clad Canadian slicksters arrived with two men speaking what I assumed to be Czech to one another. Their conversation consisted of talk about hockey equipment endorsements, television rebroadcast rights of NHL games and other assorted hockey matters. I took a second look and recognized Dominek Hasek, the goalie. This convinced me the Czech food was authentic.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Thu, 11/3/05 5:35 PM
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I was born and raised outside of Chicago. My grandparents are both from the Bohemia. When you are in the western suburbs of Chicago, the Bohemian Crystal is not a bad place, however if you truly want traditional Czech food you need to visit "The Riverside Restaurant" in Riverside, IL. My second suggestion would be “Little Europe” on Ogden Ave, in LaGrange, IL. For the best rye bread in town you need to go to a place called “Fingerhut Bakery” in Cicero. This bakery is now located in a bit of a shady neighborhood so be careful where you park and what you leave in the car.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Thu, 11/3/05 5:49 PM
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DK,
Thanks for the suggestions for the Czech food in the Chicago area...and Welcome to the Roadfood Site. My grandparents lived, and my Mom went to High School back in the 20's in the Cicero-Berwin area. I find it hard to believe that the community they described to me as we talked of the family life back in those days, was the same community that I see in all the gangster films.

I see that you are located in Minnesota. We have enjoyed a couple of visits to New Prague, south of you, and found some good Czech food there. I will dig back thru our travel files to get the name of the place that my mother said made Dill gravy as good as any her Mother had ever made.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 11/4/05 1:36 AM
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For those of you who may have missed it, this was Mr. Mayor's very first post on Roadfood. He started a topic and "stuck his nose in" here.

Texas has a lot of Czech heritage. One of my best friends is an Urbanovsky from the Wharton area. The music and the kolaches are my favorite things!

The Germans and the Czechs were actually the original settlers that made Texas what it is, along with people from Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

West, TX is known for great kolaches, but there's an awesome place just up the road from me in Taylor that is the real thing; The Kolache Shoppe. (I still can't figure where they came up with that name.) The poppy seed kolaches are my favorite!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 11/27/05 2:43 PM
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DK: you brought back many memories for me. As a highschooler, I worked at Fingerhut Bakeries. Got to this forum because I'm looking for an authentic raised dumpling (made with yeast) recipe. Anyhow, am a 100% Czech, raised in Berwyn. Live in central Kentucky now with my spouse raising racehorses. No Czech food around these parts--I told my family that the Czech meal I made for Thanksgiving was probably the only one they would find within a 300 mile radius. Happy to hear there are several good Czech restaurants in Texas.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 11/27/05 5:25 PM
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Mary Anne,
Welcome to Roadfood. I wish I could brag to you about the great Raised (Bread) Dumplings I make...but the truth is I've not tried to do them. I have a couple of Czech cookbooks that I picked up at the Czech festivals in Nebraska and Iowa. They have a few recipes for the raised dumplings. If you would like them , let me know and I will try to post at least a couple.
We have cousins in Delaware who have the skills and use them !! We enjoyed a dinner last summer that included Duck and Dumplings and Red Cabbage.
If you find any good Czech food here in the Kentuckiana area please let us know, Chicago is a bit far to go for dinner!!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 02/3/06 4:54 PM
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I live in San Antonio, TX and my girlfriend is Czech. She lives in California but is coming to Texas next weekend. I'd like to take her to one of the Czech towns in Texas, but do not know which one has the most 'Czech ambience' and authentic Czech restaurants. Can anyone give me any suggestions?

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 02/3/06 5:20 PM
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Geordie,
Two Suggestions.
WEST is a small town right beside I-35 just north of Waco. It has a restaurant, a butchershop and a bunch of stores and a bakery with Czech names, and the window treatment that seems to be common in many Czech towns (bordering the store-windows with painted flowers etc) At the Freeway exit is the Czech-Stop A small truckstop/convenience store and bakery.

Schulenburg is on I-10 where it crosses US 77 (exit 674) between San Antonio and Houston. Plenty of food in town and a suggested 'U-drive' tour of several small crossroads communities surrounding it. The tour focus's on Six Churches in the area that are painted in the 'Old Czech Mural Style'. One of the tiny communities is Praha, not much there but the Church...but that is worth a visit. Plus SHINER is closeby and should be a definite YES when it comes to visit. Take the Brewery tour and enjoy the samples.

It would be hard to do both places in one day. But one one day and one the next day would be two great "Day-Trips"

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 02/3/06 6:30 PM
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My wife leaves for Milan then into Prague on Atalia Sat afternoon from O'Hare (ORD). Her 14 y/o son lives there.Pretty cheap RT at $569.I'll ask her what she ate when she returns.Probably she'll eat at the hotel mostly unless she can find a Chinese place nearby-she's from Shanghai.[|)]

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Fri, 02/3/06 7:03 PM
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Geordie,
Two Suggestions.
WEST is a small town right beside I-35 just north of Waco. It has a restaurant, a butchershop and a bunch of stores and a bakery with Czech names, and the window treatment that seems to be common in many Czech towns (bordering the store-windows with painted flowers etc) At the Freeway exit is the Czech-Stop A small truckstop/convenience store and bakery.

Schulenburg is on I-10 where it crosses US 77 (exit 674) between San Antonio and Houston. Plenty of food in town and a suggested 'U-drive' tour of several small crossroads communities surrounding it. The tour focus's on Six Churches in the area that are painted in the 'Old Czech Mural Style'. One of the tiny communities is Praha, not much there but the Church...but that is worth a visit. Plus SHINER is closeby and should be a definite YES when it comes to visit. Take the Brewery tour and enjoy the samples.

It would be hard to do both places in one day. But one one day and one the next day would be two great "Day-Trips"


Seems I remember attending a Kolache Fest in West, Texas a few years back... in the middle of Summer and hot as heck... the Polka playing accordianist from The Lawerence Welk Show was there... great food and lots of fun!!! (I actually danced!)

By the way, I'm half Czech and Proud of it!!!... The Havorka Foundation helped put me thru college...

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sat, 02/4/06 12:31 PM
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Mr. Mayor, you might dig up some good information on www.chowhound.com/main.html . I just search "Czech" on the Chowhound board and found 51 posts via a "Powered by Google" search and 555 posts via a "Classic Search".

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 02/5/06 7:51 AM
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My wife leaves for Milan then into Prague on Atalia Sat afternoon from O'Hare (ORD). Her 14 y/o son lives there.Pretty cheap RT at $569.I'll ask her what she ate when she returns.Probably she'll eat at the hotel mostly unless she can find a Chinese place nearby-she's from Shanghai.[|)]
Well my wife just called from Milan.She arrived last night at 11pm Chicago time.She had a two hour layover and she missed her flight to Prague.She said the workers at the transfer gate were terribly slow and there was a huge line.After an 8 hr flight and a two hr layover she must now wait until 3pm to depart-nine hours later!She said many people missed their flights also,by 10 minutes.I'm glad she's gone but not real happy with Atalia right now.Normally a flight would check the passenger list and hold off for 10 minutes but not them.Now she's stuck,"all 95lbs of her" by herself in an airport in Italy! ****!

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 02/5/06 6:35 PM
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Sorry to read of the flight problems! When we brought family members over last spring we did a pretty decent connection thru Paris from Cincinnati to Prague and return. The Cincinnati airport has a large number of international flights originating there (Delta)...We'll see if that continues considering Delta's financial woes.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 02/5/06 7:15 PM
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She's sleeping soundly in her hotel now.Her ex-husband,son and new Czech wife met her at the airport and all grabbed a bite to eat-"i'll ask later".She had quite an experience with this one though.Thanks.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 02/15/06 12:59 PM
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I am planning to be in Prague the last week in March.
Anyone have recommendations for roadfood places there?
Lovemefood: Since I live close enough to Dover, do you remember the name of the
Czech restaurant?

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 02/15/06 2:52 PM
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CZECH CENTER NEW YORK invites you to:


10th ANNUAL BESEDA BALL 2006 -- THE CZECH SOCIETY BALL in New York

WITH THE BIG BAND OF ONDREJ HAVELKA & HIS MELODY MAKERS from Prague

FEBRUARY 24, 2006
Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Reception at 7 pm, Dinner at 8 pm

The 1896 Society and the Czech Center New York invite you to the 10th Annual BESEDA BALL 2006 - the CZECH SOCIETY BALL in New York. Come and enjoy the breathtaking view over Manhattan from the 65th floor and dance to fabulous live music provided by the Big Band of Ondrej Havelka & his Melody Makers.

White or black tie.

Guests of honor:
H. E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Petr Kolar
H. E. Ambassador to the United Nations Hynek Kmonicek
Consul General Ales Pospisil
General Manager of Czech Centers Jan Bondy
The Honorable Peter Gandalovic
Hon. Consul Peter A. Rafaeli

Organized by the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in cooperation
with
the Czech Center New York.

Tickets for Open Bar and Dancing at $ 85 per Person
Tickets for Dinner and Dancing at $ 250 per Person
RAFFLE Tickets at $ 5 per Ticket
For tickets call (212) 288 0830 ext. 100

Source: http://www.csplanet.com/index.php?page=9

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Thu, 03/16/06 3:20 PM

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 04/17/06 4:25 PM
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I was born and raised outside of Chicago. My grandparents are both from the Bohemia. When you are in the western suburbs of Chicago, the Bohemian Crystal is not a bad place, however if you truly want traditional Czech food you need to visit "The Riverside Restaurant" in Riverside, IL. My second suggestion would be “Little Europe” on Ogden Ave, in LaGrange, IL. For the best rye bread in town you need to go to a place called “Fingerhut Bakery” in Cicero. This bakery is now located in a bit of a shady neighborhood so be careful where you park and what you leave in the car.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 04/17/06 4:51 PM
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http://www.martinsrestaurantmb.com/about.html
My boss is Czech, and he and his nephew run a sweet little restaurant in a resort here in Myrtle Beach.
I enjoy working for them, and look forward to being with them for quite some time.
He also runs the poolside cafe, which is where I work.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Tue, 04/25/06 3:19 PM
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I have made West, Texas (town not a part of Texas) a stop several times before. The last time was with RickF. This time I went into downtown and stopped at their only grocery store which had a ample supply of Nemechecks sausages.

I made a stop at the Czech Stop at their bakery, service station and gadget store. I bought some great fresh Kolaches (all sausage and cheese), a great Dr. Pepper and across the interstate was a brand new hotel call the Czech Inn.

I can see why the Mayor stops there to observe train traffic as there is a major rail right through the middle of town.

I am in Austin today and I think I might make a drive tomorrow over to Fredericksburg, TX for a little ride which takes me through Johnson City where Bushie showed me a great chicken fried steak place along with a place that makes Texas Jerky.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 07/2/06 12:27 PM
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aah... now we're talking about REAL FOOD!! I'm tired of eating Mexican, Italian etc... I'm Czech also.. actually 1/2 Czech and 1/2 Ukraine..
I've eaten at the Czech American Restaurant in West.. here's a pic of some good food.. lol

http://www.bartonekdragracing.com/webfilez/oklahoma090404/DSC00011.JPG

I'm always looking for some authentic Czech food..I dont know of any in San Antonio though.. seems as though you can find dessert everywhere but not some good food..

btw, if you want to eat some Russian food there is a deli in Austin called Sasha's Russian Market and Deli 512-459-1449..good food there also.. not for a entire family dinner but lunch is fine.

If anyone knows of any Czech restaurants in S.A. feel free to email me.

-Alex

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 07/2/06 1:24 PM
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Hi Alex, VITAME' VAS...(Welcome to Roadfood.)
Other than WEST, TX we have found that there are several SMALL vllages in the Schulenberg (SP?) area between San Antonio and Houston just off I-10)- Praha, Morevia and others. I am sure that a day-tripover to that area would prove 'foodworthy'. There is a great Czech-Museum in Temple TX in the Sokol Insurance building that is worth a visit also.

One of the better Czech dinners (in a restaurant) that we have enjoyed on our trips was/is in New Prague, MN. I can't recall off hand the name of the place but it was a LARGE place on the edge of that small town and the Liver Soup and Dill Gravy was outstanding. New Prague is south of the twin cities about an hour.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Sun, 07/2/06 1:42 PM
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A couple of years ago a co-worker and his wife attended a family get together one weekend out in the Czech belt between Houston and San Antonio. All the relatives showed up on Saturday morning with boxes of kolaches from their local bakeries and he had the chance to sample kolaches side by side from about a dozen small town bakeries.

He reported the best were from a bakery in Hallettsville but he didn't get the name, just that it was 'a few blocks from the WalMart.' Well, everything in Hallettsville is just a few blocks from the Walmart .

I've found three listings for bakeries in Hallettsville, including City Bakery, which is right next to a meat market bbq joint (Novosads) and the closest to WalMart I think, Kountry Bakery and Pam's or Jane's or Somebody's Sweet Shop (forget which).

I drove through there on Mother's Day heading up to visit relatives in Austin, but everything was closed up tight and I didn't get a chance to sample anything.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Wed, 07/11/07 4:44 PM
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I'll second the New Prague Restaurant in Georgetown, CO (just off I-70).

George, the owner, was friendly even though we arrived just at closing time. The pork schnitzel was spot on (especially loved the red cabbage), the pork chop "vtlava" had a tasty plum sauce, and they serve Budvar (Czechvar in the US) to boot. Everything stood up to the best versions I've had in Prague.

New Prague Restaurant
511 Rose St
Georgetown, CO 80444
(303) 569-2861

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 09/17/07 6:20 PM
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I am bumping this thread back to life so I can ask a question about "the name" of a restaurant in New Prague, MN. We stopped there twice back in the mid-90's with my Mom. The place had the appearance of a 'Western Steak House' Lots of log cabin trim and open beam construction with a large dining room. It was fairly new at that time. The menu included some good Czech staples as well as the usual American Minnesota food ! I am hoping that one of you Lukefisk lovers will recall the name of this place and post it for me.

AL

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 09/17/07 10:06 PM
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I am bumping this thread back to life so I can ask a question about "the name" of a restaurant in New Prague, MN. We stopped there twice back in the mid-90's with my Mom. The place had the appearance of a 'Western Steak House' Lots of log cabin trim and open beam construction with a large dining room. It was fairly new at that time. The menu included some good Czech staples as well as the usual American Minnesota food ! I am hoping that one of you Lukefisk lovers will recall the name of this place and post it for me.

AL

Albertoooo, I bet it's got to be this place...hell there aint much more in New Prague. It was on my shot short list this summer ....but settled for the Black Forest in Minneapolis
SCHUMACHER'S HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Mon, 09/17/07 11:58 PM
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Frank,
I wish it was that easy. No, we have been to Schumacher's twice...enjoying both visits. The place I am talking about was on (or beyond) the edge of town and had a natural wood (log) siding. It also had a "Wall's Drug Sign xxx miles" on the side of the building facing the parking lot. Rerally feel dumb that i can remember that, but not the name of the place.

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RE: Certified CZECH's ??? - Tue, 09/18/07 12:25 AM
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I drive back and forth from my home in Dallas to Austin quite often. I always stop in West for gas (cheaper there) and something to eat in one of the local Czech restaurants.
Al, you told me once about the place you like in West. Could you refresh my memory? I think you said it was on the way into "downtown" West from I-35.

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