Stepan Simek is a professor in the Theater Dept at Lewis & Clark College. Besides being a really cool guy, he used to be Václav Havel’s translator. Here is an email he recently sent out and I thought you all might be interested:
“I’d like to invite you all for a traditional CZECH DINNER in an ITALIAN restaurant.
Since I evidently don’ have enough to do in the summer, I have “brokered” an agreement between my Swiss wife’s Italian cousin who runs a lovely little family style restaurant on Alberta – Enzo’s Cafee Italiano and my Czech friends Karel and Monika Vitek, who run the famous Tabor Czech Food food cart Downtown. While Enzo is on vacation in Italy, Karel and Monika will take over his restaurant for three weeks only and serve traditional Czech fare there.
I will be the “general manager,” host, waiter, and a “person-who-is-around,” and the whole affair will last from June 7th to June 24th.
If you would like to have some dumplings, pork roast, schnitzels, goulash, and other wonders of the Czech cuisine complete with a healthy dose of Pilsner Urquell on tap, please come and join us there, and find out what I have been fed on in my early youth!
We are open on TH/FR/SA/SU from 5:00 to 10:00PM at Enzo’s Cafee Italiano, 2529 NE Alberta St. If you’d like to make reservations, please call 503 997 5467 or just show up.”
Sound like fun to me!