Evan Rail

Evan Rail

one more for the road

Food and travel writer, specializing in Prague, Central Europe, and the region's great beer and wine trails. Based out of Prague since 2000.

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The Wall Street Journal

Europe's Gastro Burger Scene - WSJ

High-quality hamburgers have come into fashion across Europe, incorporating indigenous flavors in an American classic.

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The Wall Street Journal

Ordering Up an Obscure Czech Wine - WSJ.com

Long known as a haven for lager lovers, Prague is cultivating a pronounced new interest and heightened appreciation for fine vino, with a new generation of wine bars, as well as well-stocked wine shops and improved restaurant wine lists.

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The New York Times

Savoring Italy, One Beer at a Time - NYTimes.com

In the great Italian wine regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, a nascent beer trail has emerged, rewarding thirsty travelers with unusual, unexpected new brews.

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The Wall Street Journal

Something Is Brewing in Austria | Stift Engelszell Trappist Beer ...

Stift Engelszell in Austria recently joined one of the beer world's most exclusive clubs: the handful of Trappist monasteries that make their own ales.

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The New York Times

Tokaj, Hungary, a Little-Known Wine Trail - NYTimes.com

In northeast Hungary, the tiny town of Tokaj offers culture, cuisine, and the oldest classified vineyards in Europe.

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The New York Times

Brewing a New Beer Scene in London - NYTimes.com

After decades of brewing decline, the hometown of IPA, Imperial Stout, Porter and other beers has a thriving new craft beer scene.

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The Wall Street Journal

A Modern Take on Czech Cuisine - WSJ.com

Can Czech chefs operate in the pro leagues? Oldrich Sahajd√°k is dressing up classic Old World recipes and exporting them to his new restaurant Hospoda in New York.

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Czech Beer Revolution - Saveur.com

Home of the original pilsner, the Czech Republic has a deep and abiding relationship with beer, downing the world's highest volumes of the drink per capita.

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360-Degree Panorama Takes You Inside an Off-Limits Baroque Library

PRAGUE -- On a brisk but beautiful February afternoon, Jeffrey Martin and his robotic camera stand inside one of the Czech capital's most gawk-wort

The New York Times

Prague, One Pint at a Time