Pancake “special” – Pifko Bar and Grill

Pancake "special" - Pifko Bar and Grill
Homemade potato pancakes baked with chicken, pork vegetables, mushrooms, and melted mozzarella. Domaci bramboracky s masovou smesi, zapecene s mozzarellou. €12.50
Pifko Bar and Grill, Dublin IRELAND

Another odd dish with some interesting flavors. The potato pancakes were plenty cooked and the melted mozzarella was a surprising addition. Perhaps I just need to immerse myself in Czech food so I can understand the flavors better.

Bedford Tower, Dublin Castle, Upper Yard

Bedford Tower, Dublin Castle, Upper Yard. This is a cute cobblestone Georgian courtyard surrounded by beautifully old buildings. In 1907, the Irish crown jewels were stolen from this building.

Vepro, knedlo, zelo – Pifko Bar and Grill

Vepro, knedlo, zelo - Pifko Bar and Grill
Czech national dish! Slow roasted pork served with cabbage and dumplings. €10.50
Pifko Bar and Grill, Dublin IRELAND

“Pifko” means “pint” in Czech. This is a random restaurant along the River Liffey but we were looking for a change. This was the first time I’ve had traditional Czech food and I don’t think I was made into a fan. The pork was really good, but I didn’t really like the cabbage or dumplings. They were on the sour side for me and the dumplings were soggy and unappetizing. I guess I’m just not used to these flavors and textures.

The Spire of Dublin, Monument of Light, O'Connell Street

The Spire of Dublin, Monument of Light, O’Connell Street. This 121.2 meter (398 feet) tall stainless steel monument is the tallest sculpture in the world! It was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and finished on January 21, 2003. Some nicknames include The Spike, The Stiletto in the Ghetto, The Nail in the Pale, The Stiffy at the Liffey, The Erection at the Intersection, and The Pin in the Bin.