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Spinoff of Dallas to Austin post, looking for Chicago Czech foods

Barbara76137 Jun 16, 2010 05:52 PM

I know that West, TX is supposedly the "Czech capitol", and I stopped there on my very first visit to Fort Worth back in 1998. I visited a few places that I now really don't remember, but since I've moved here 2 years ago I've been really disappointed both times I've visited the town.

I am looking for small, cream cheese based kolaches like my grandmother used to make, not the big, heavy ones I found in my most recent explorations, and pork, dumplings and sauerkraut, also svickova, which is a pickled beef tenderloin. Any suggestions?

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  1. LewisvilleHounder RE: Barbara76137 Jun 17, 2010 06:20 AM

    Svickova is going to very hard to find. I usually make mine at home. I have some handed down recipes.

    Dumplings and sauerkraut can be found at For You European Cafe. More Polish than Czech but in these parts anyone with any Czech recipes is hard.


    For more authentic kolaches try out Zamykal in Calvert, TX. They have an awesome sweet bacon one that blows any klobasnik out of the water


    If you are looking for more Czech towns they are generally centered around the SE of Temple. Buckholtz, Heidenhammer, Zabickville.

    In Zabickville there is Greens Sausage House.


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      Scagnetti RE: LewisvilleHounder Jun 17, 2010 07:29 AM

      LH, is For You European Cafe a sit down type, table service restaurant? Can you just walk in and get takeout?

      1. re: Scagnetti
        LewisvilleHounder RE: Scagnetti Jun 17, 2010 05:00 PM


        I believe it is both. I believe you can order any dish on the menu to go. I prefer to eat my meal hot so I eat there.

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