When in Prague, eat like the locals do. Czech food is hearty and plentiful and includes a great deal of meat (especially pork or beef). Meals are typically served with dumplings, made from wheat flour, boiled in water, and then sliced up and served hot. Another Czech specialty is fried cheese, Smažený Sýr, garnished with potatoes and tartar sauce. If you still have room for dessert, order the famous Czech pancakes filled with ice-cream, jam, or fruit, and then covered in whipped-cream, almonds, or sugar. The Czechs are prodigious beer drinkers, and the bars (hospoda in Czech) in the city are plentiful and diverse - a vital part of local culture. Order a locally brewed beer such as a Staropramen, and get chatting to your neighbours at one of the city’s beer halls, with their long wooden tables, perfect for a sociable evening.