Budapest trip report (long)

Oct 10th, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Definitely wow! Thanks SO much shangrila!! I rarely eat at TGIF etc, at home, so definitely avoid them on road - except for McD's toilets, lol. I do remember a place with wonderful open-face sandwiches, at the south end of Andrassy ut., from my previous visit, it was great for a quick lunch.
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Oct 10th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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Thursdaysd, aren't those Open-faced sandwich (or appropriately, 'Szendvich' ) places the best ?
There are a number in that area. I like the small one thats sort of across the parkette from the Meridian hotel, though that may be the same one you're referring to above.
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Oct 10th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Mathieu - could well be the same one. Can't remember now whether it was actually on Deak Ferenc ter, or just up the road towards Andrassy ut. It's been three years since I was there, but I'll definitely be looking for it again. I'm going back to Vienna on this trip too, and there was a similarly great sandwich place I have to revisit on Mariahilfer Str. I love it that you get several different great tastes for very little money.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM
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Great info!
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Nov 22nd, 2007, 05:00 AM
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Is there anything we should avoid eating in Budapest? Trying to decipher the language is gonna be a challenge and I fear I might accidently order chicken-fried pig's privates with turnip greens. Is there anything particularly funky we ought to avoid?

I'm already looking forward to having lunch at the Great Market Hall one afternoon. The photos make it look fantastic.
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Nov 22nd, 2007, 06:34 AM
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I'm back from Budapest, and the sandwich place Mathieu was thinking of was the same one I remembered. I ate there twice: it's called Duran, it's actually written up in/on Fodors, and from their website ( it looks like there are three locations in Budapest. Highly recommended!

I didn't have any problems with menus that I remember, but I didn't eat anywhere especially local. Plus, I enjoy things like liver and kidneys, although I'm not wild about tripe. Trip report forthcoming after I finish the one for my email list.
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