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Paprikash - Semi Long


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Paprikash - Semi Long

C | Dec 8, 2003 08:23 AM

Fuelled by the recent exposure on Check First, we decided to trek on up to Diversey to experience Hungarian food for the first time.

The place was easy enough to find, and parking was ok for a Saturday night, tho we were wondering why traffic was so dense on Diversey, especially so far west.

Anyways, upon walking in, we were greeted by the hostess with "Do you have reservations?". Obviously we were caught unawares, but she still seated us anyways. The waitstaff was friendly, and service was great. I ordered the Beef Guylas (sp?) in a Potato Pancake and my bf ordered the Gypsy Steak. The beef was fine, but the Gypsy steak (which was pork), was out of this world... Melt in your mouth, garlicky pieces of breaded pork...

Another standout was the bread. Not the fried bread, which was really greasy. But the regular bread on the table. It was so good, I ate the entire loaf. Upon inquiring, I discovered that the bread was baked fresh every day by the bakery 4 doors down. I actually left the restuarant in the middle of dinner to buy a loaf. The amazing thing was a huge loaf of this bread (the label said rye) was only $1.80!

Anyways, great experience, great food, great prices. Dinner for 2 with beer and pop was only $35. I would gladly make the trek out there again and again and again...

5210 W. Diversey Ave.

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