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Otesánek


OK, so a Simpson’s bar isn’t that unexpected. I wonder if they serve Duff Beer in Pilsner Urquell glasses?

This one is a little more disturbing. The name is Otesánek, which roughly means hewn out of logs. The inside of this basement pub may seem comfortable at first. It is decorated in “barn” style with exposed wooden beams and hay mangers. But if you’ve seen the film of the same title (by Švankmajer) then you might think twice before entering this one. The film, based on a Czech legend, is about a childless couple who "adopt" a humanoid piece of wood. The mother is a bit crazy and takes care of the thing as if it were actually a child (wheeling it about in a pram, feeding it warm milk, etc.). Finally it comes to life and, as it grows, begins devouring everyone who visits the couple’s flat. So eat here with caution.

(If that isn’t enough, then consider the food. They were advertising "bull’s eyes" on the menu when I walked by. And it’s just across the street from the monastery where Gregor Mendel lived and "created" [žil a tvořil], so who knows what sort of genetic modification has been developed by now.)

Comments:

Blogger plasticattack said . . .

Hahahahaha!!!!!! That's amazing. I hope you went in and said hello to Little Otik and fed him cabbages. And babies, or whatever else he eats.    

6:24 PM, November 12, 2005


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