Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sausage and Red Wine

Yesterday for lunch we biked downtown and had lunch at a Slovenian sausage shop.  Here's the outside and the menu:

A couple of things to note about Klobasarna.  First, all they sell is sausage.  And all they sell is one kind of sausage.  I went in and ordered us two "Full" sausage plates, and they brought us two plates with awesome looking sausage, mustard, and horseradish sauce.  Bread on the side.
 You might notice a marked lack of vegetables.  I asked if there was any cabbage/sauerkraut and was told "not until next week."
Me: "So I am too early for sauerkraut?" 
Lovely woman behind the counter: "Yes.  Too early."
Me: "Do you have anything else with vegetables?"
Lovely woman behind the counter: "We have only sausage and then barley stew."
Me: "Are there vegetables in the barley stew?"
Lovely woman behind the counter: "Barley."
Me: "Sausage it is then!"

And by the way, the sausage was really, really good.  This shop is 3 minutes from the law school, so I will be back for sure.

The second notable thing is the price of red wine.  1.1 euro for a glass!  Wine is incredibly cheap here.  Cheaper than beer, cheaper than Coke, cheaper than water in most places.  Wine is the national drink of Slovenia and red wine is like Miller Lite here, ubiquitous and super cheap.  Except unlike Miller Lite, the red wine is yummy.  Slovenia is second only to France in per capita wine consumption and it shows.

So sausage and red wine, but no vegetables.  My kind of country.  Here are some happy gals sharing sausage al fresco:


  1. LOVE THIS!!!!! All I could envision was the American contrast where TotallyRandom and Excess Stuff clutters the counter of restaurants. Potato Chips; candy; chap stick; and then there is the obligatory salad and veggies behind every counter. .... Love the flat-footed Nope attitude: what you see is what you get. Great slice of life here and the girls look wonderful. Thanks for this!

  2. I am enjoying your blog because it's interesting to read what has changed and what has stayed the same since I was in Ljubjlana 20 years ago. The former Yugoslavs, like Germans and the Central European Slavs, seem to distrust any food that doesn't come in shades of beige and brown.

  3. Love the great sausages in CEE (Central and Eastern Europe), altho no real good Italian (-Am) sausages like in NY or Philly. (I didn't get them in Italy, either)

    Lots of meat. Yummy.