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Jozsa Corner

4800 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA - (412) 422-1886
Posted By Ralph Melton on 5/8/2011 11:06:00 PM
"Always call ahead!" is especially true of Jozsa Corner, because Alex Jozsa Bodnar provides dinner by appointment only. But with an appointment for space at the two long dining tables that fill the dining room, you can get a multi-course feast of whatever Hungarian country fare Alex decides to provide that day.

On one recent visit, the dinner included these dishes:
- sliced vegetables, cheese, stuffed grape leaves, and pork cracklings
- langos, a fried bread topped with herbs and cheese
- vinegary coleslaw topped with dill
- vegetable peasant soup with noodles
- haluska (buttered cabbage and noodles)
- spicy Hungarian kolbasz sausage
- braided peasant bread topped with poppy seeds, fresh from the oven
- Transylvanian goulash, made with pork and sauerkraut
- vinegary cucumber salad
- chicken paprikash with noodles and homemade dumplings (called nokedli)
- and dessert of langosh and prunes

Alex joined in our toasting with a blessing from the grandmother who taught him how to cook: "Isten Éltessen Sokáig, Füled Érjen Bokáig...", which means in translation, "May the Lord liven you so long that your earlobes reach your ankles."

(N.B.: Jozsa Corner is BYOB, and only takes payment in cash.)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Haluska is the Hungarian version of buttered cabbage and noodles.
"Haluska is the Hungarian version of buttered cabbage and noodles."
Ralph Melton





Alex described this as 'vegetable peasant soup.'
"Alex described this as 'vegetable peasant soup.'"
Ralph Melton


Langos, Hungarian fire bread, is made from a potato dough fried in oil. When topped with herbs and cheese, it's a tasty appetizer.
"Langos, Hungarian fire bread, is made from a potato dough fried in oil. When topped with herbs and cheese, it's a tasty appetizer."
Ralph Melton


Chicken paprikash features ultra-tender stewed chicken, noodles, and homemade dumplings called nokedli.
"Chicken paprikash features ultra-tender stewed chicken, noodles, and homemade dumplings called nokedli."
Ralph Melton


The dining room is a small area with two long tables. Some of the paintings on the walls were painted by Alex, the proprietor.
"The dining room is a small area with two long tables. Some of the paintings on the walls were painted by Alex, the proprietor."
Ralph Melton


The exterior looks rundown enough that friends of mine have passed by this place thinking it was closed. Inside, though, you can get a bountiful meal.
"The exterior looks rundown enough that friends of mine have passed by this place thinking it was closed. Inside, though, you can get a bountiful meal."
Ralph Melton



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