Looking for a reason to visit Pilsen? How about three?
The guys from Longman & Eagle have got the bases loaded at the renovated Thalia Hall.
Reason number one: A restored second-story theater circa 1892 originally designed after the old Prague Opera House that today will house live concerts and art shows.
Reason number two: Nose to tail dining inside first floor restaurant Dusek's. Everything on the menu, from crispy pig tails to confit porchetta, is designed to be paired with a beer from an exclusive list curated by a master cicerone.
Reason number three: Ending the evening in the basement punch bar. Punch House (pictured) specializes in booze by the bowl ranging from the classic brandy milk punch to a contemporary tequila concoction known as Space Juice.
All signs point to Pilsen, or the next punch bowl is on us.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Subway: Pink Line to 18th St.
Scene: Choose your own adventure with foodies, Longman groupies, and trend-seeking hipsters
Best bets: BBQ fresh gulf prawns; grilled juicy lucy; confit porchetta
Nearby: Nuevo Leon; Honky Tonk BBQ; Simone's