Cafe Savoy – Prague

Last week there was a midweek Czech holiday and the Mrs., Little NH and I decided to make a brunch/lunch of it at Prague’s Cafe Savoy.  If you’ve never been, Savoy is worth a visit.  It hardly feels like you’re in Prague.  It feels more like Paris or Vienna.  The service is great, the food…

Belgian Beer in Prague

The family and I went to Les Moules in Prague this weekend for 1/2 price mussels and some good Belgian beer.  Well, the Mrs. and I went for the mussels and beer and little NH just went for the frites.  We all left fat and happy.  I was twice as happy having gotten the mussels…

Dirty Mouse

We had a critter living on our balcony (or “terrace” as the folks here call it) up until last week.  I killed the little SOB.  It’s the second time we’ve had a rodent problem in this apartment and it’s really starting to tick me off.  There is so much construction in our Prague neighborhood that…

Noi – Prague

With the fall season slowly encroaching on our last days of summer here in Prague, we’re doing everything we can to soak up every warm summer night.  Prague’s Thai restaurant, Noi, offered us a good place to enjoy a meal outdoors on a balmy evening last week. I’ve eaten at Noi several times (Mrs. NH…

Radiohead at Výstaviště, Bruselská Cesta, Prague 8-23-09

On Sunday night, Radiohead proved that it has mastered the art of crescendo.  From start to finish, the concert behind Prague’s Stromovka Park was a long arc of building tension followed by cathartic release.  Within the songs themselves and throughout the set-list, the band harnessed the roller coaster inertia of the rise and fall. It…

Radiohead Soundchecking in (or near) Stromovka Park

As if I wasn’t excited enough, I heard about 10 seconds of what sounded like “Weird Fishes” being soundchecked this morning.  I was out tidying up the balcony and heard the rumblings back in the park.  Sounded excellent – even if it may have only been the roadies.  I hope the show lives up to…

Radiohead Takes Over Prague Metro

UPDATE: My review of the show is here. The metro stations of Prague are sporting a strange, homogeneous look these days.  Well, at least the ad space is.  It’s draped in an almost industrial, lava lamp-like ad for the coming invasion of space rockers, Radiohead. The band is playing at Stromovka Park later this month. …

The Czech Sasquatch – In His Underwear

Just one final impression of Prague for you during my last hours in the Czech Republic.  What I’m about to tell you is a phenomenon that is highly Czech from all accounts.  Nevertheless, I’ve only ever heard about it and read about it from friends or on other expat blogs.  You know, kind of like…

Pivovarsky Klub

My wife is a very smart woman.  She knows how her husband thinks and operates.  Like a Golden Retriever, she knows her husband’s life revolves around a work/reward system with the reward most likely being good food and drink at the completion of the task at hand.  Saturday, the task was Christmas shopping and the…

U23D in Prague

I went to see U23D with Mrs. Nothemingway last night.  We hemmed and hawed about weekend plans but, after much backing and forthing, I insisted on going to U23D.  After the show was over, the Mrs. was very happy I did. First off, we saw U2 in Berlin during the Vertigo tour.  This was essentially…

Primal Scream at the Roxy, Prague, CZ, 10/03/08

It was the perfect setting and circumstance for a concert.  A Friday night after a big but successful work week and one night before a 9 day vacation.  Pretty much impossible to beat. Primal Scream came out and lived up to the expectations as well.  Five guys on stage that really rocked the tiny Club…

How a Czech Dump Truck Driver Failed Miserably

I was just sitting here looking on my laptop files, passing the minutes until I get Internet service back and ran across these pics from a couple years back.  These were taken near the Tesco in Prague.  The guy hit a sinkhole, I guess.  Whenever I walk by that place I’m glad I’m not having…

Happy Hour Mattoni Mojitos

I just got back from the grocery store and found something that I hadn’t seen before.  Pre-made Mattoni mojitos in a bottle.  Granted, it comes without the rum but, in my house that’s absolutely no problem.  The really good news is – they taste pretty darn good.  I picked fresh mint from my plants on…

Did You Hear? He Released A Single. Yeah, A Single.

Spit or Litter.  He’s lost it over there. Ahem, my debut single.  The first one was recorded a couple years ago.  The second was recorded about five years ago.  And they say Ryan Adams is prolific. Stealing The Sound Stay (Faraway… So Close!)

Dollar Rebound?

Oh, baby.  I’d sure love this to be true.  Mostly because the bulk of my non-American friends and acquaintances have been having some visible schadenfreude regarding the currency in which I receive my salary.  It’s obvious when they ask if I get paid in dollars, I say yes, and then they smile and begin their…