I had been itching to go back to Gypsy Cafe in the South Side since my first visit there in the spring, and a friend and I finally paid a visit there a few weeks ago.
Gypsy Cafe's menu changes every season, so the savory Oxtail Borscht I had last time was no longer on their menu. This time, I got the Szekely Goulash, partly because I have this odd penchant for trying food I can't pronounce. The Szekely Goulash is a buttered egg noodle dish topped with pork, Hungarian paprika, bacon, onions, sauerkraut, and sour cream. It was a huge serving, but it was so good I gobbled up the whole thing!
The Szekely Goulash came with a dinner salad as well.
My friend ordered two appetizers as her meal and let me share a bite of each. On the left are the Gypsy Cevapcici Meatballs, and I forget what exactly was on the other thing she ordered (my memory gets fuzzy after a few weeks) but both were very good.
Unfortunately, due to a host of family health issues, Gypsy Cafe announced in August that it is up for sale. I don't know what the current status is regarding the sale, and who knows if the restaurant will remain the same once a new owner takes over? Should the restaurant close, it would be a huge loss to the South Side food scene, for sure.
1330 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
On the web: http://www.gypsycafe.net
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