Golden September is here and we are drawn towards cozy, complex places and foods, blending the hotness of summer with the promise of winter holidays and the explosive harvest feeling and glamorous nostalgia of autumn. Thalia is such a place, my Thalia is right on my street corner, in a beautiful Neo-Romanian inn, and one thing I like about them is how they positively evolve with time. I like food places that take on the pulse of the street. Here you can taste traditional Romanian dishes such as ciorba, tochitura, sarmale, papanasi, a few essential Hungarian dishes (such as gulas) and their own tasty version of international dishes and in-house creations.
Name is self-explanatory: good steak! but what I like about it is feeling the love in how the dishes are cooked and served. It's a special feeling that creates a vision of the staff smiling. It might help that Steak Up is right in the middle of the flower section of Dorobanti Market. Thank you for the smile :) and keep it up.
One of my favorite comfy food place, the Moldavian (Basarabian) franchise. Placinta means "pie" so you can imagine this is first and foremost about delicious salted and sweet pies. With shepherd cheese, cabbage, meat, potatoes, apples, sour cherries and other wonders. Yet the surprise comes from their other dishes, which are equally creative and delicious. My La Placinte is in Blvd. Titulescu.
This is the place to be for the best burger in town. In the heat of a busy intersection, pumping with street spirit. One more lucky break for me to have them just around the corner (and more laps :D for that matter). The guys at Furgoneta are very special street chefs and so is their food. Burgers, hot dogs, quirky sauces and drinks, and first of all, gourmet personality.
Have a tasty September!
A melting pot experience, in more than one way. Welcome to our Epicurean adventure!