Trying cuisine from another nation expands our horizons, much like driving down a new road, reading a new book, or reading a new book while driving down a new road. Increase your edible edification with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic fare at Frankie's Bohemian Cafe in Lower Pacific Heights.
An unusual and original Czech-inspired café, Frankie's hampers hankerings for hearty Eastern European and classic American fare served alongside plentiful pours and friendly service. Beef goulash, a chef's specialty, comes accompanied by spaetzle, a traditional Czech egg noodle and important addition to any diner's carbcyclopedia ($13.95). Brambory, a Czech hash brown formed from potato and zucchini, sits under carnitas pork ($9.95), italian veggies ($9.95), or other choicely chosen toppings, and the half-pound Bohemian burger comes covered in a cloak of grilled mushrooms, onions, barbecue sauce, and unpublished poems ($8.95).
Wine and beer are also available for easing down a savory meal, and the painting-laden walls and romantic lighting inspire equally palatable conversation among dining fellows.
Frankie’s Bohemian Cafe
Frankie's Bohemian Café transports diners to the lively pubs of Prague with a menu inspired by Eastern Europe and a bar stocked with frothy pilsners. House-made pesto, juicy burgers, and bacon-wrapped shrimp complement sports-filled TVs, delighting reviewers from the San Francisco Chronicle. Frankie's chefs also sling Czech-inspired brambory, which tops a foundation of potatoes, zucchini, and mozzarella with enough robust meats and sauces to sustain a tourist through Kafka's penal colony.