Gluttonous Thursday 2010 – today

We wrote about it yesterday and we write about it again today! Gluttonous Thursday 2010 (Torkos Csütörtök) has come upon us again, and that means that we can eat and drink at half price in a whole lot of Budapest restaurants today. Our plans are not yet ready, but I guess we will drop by at least 1 restaurant today, maybe more (time will show)!

A full list of restaurants participating can be found at Take a look, be prepared and watch out as well, as many restaurants often abuse this event to earn more money in different ways. And as you have been out eating, please come back and share your experience with us and our readers. We would be delighted to hear about your Gluttonous Thursday experience in Budapest or somewhere outside Budapest, so if you have visited a restaurant – please write a comment below to let us know what it was like!

List of some restaurants participating:

If you want updated information about Gluttonous Thursday in Budapest, click the link.

Torkos Csütörtök coming up

This Thursday visitors to Budapest can enjoy eating at most Budapest restaurants at half price! This is a tradition for restaurants in Hungary every year, that a Thursday in February they serve all foods and drinks at half price. Today this Thursday is February 18th, and most restaurants are already full booked for the entire day, especially in the evening.

Some restaurants participating in the Torkos Csütörtök

  • Belcanto
  • Mátyás Pince
  • Chez Daniel
  • Braseiro
  • Karpátia
  • Friday’s

Megadeth Budapest 2010

If you are ready for loud music and some real heavy music, then Megadeth is the concert to visit in Budapest. They will perform in Petöfi Csarnok June 20th 2010 and this will be a dazzling event for Megadeth fans in Hungary. If you would like to be there, use the link below for ticket information and prices.

Megadeth Budapest 2010
Petöfi Csarnok
June 20, 19:00

Tickets: WorldTicketSHop

Other events in Budapest

Concerts and events in Madrid

Budapest Blues Festival 2010

Budapest Blues Festival is coming up in Budapest and it will be arranged in the Petőfi Csarnok February 27th. The event will start around 16.00 and on the artist list you can find:


Budapest Blues Festival 2010
Petőfi Csarnok
February 27, 16.00

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

Events and concerts

From Degas to Picasso: Museum of Fine Arts

If you would like to see masterpieces from French painters painted between the middle of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century, you better head towards the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest between January 28 and April 25. During that period there will be a temporary exhibition there presenting more than 50 paintings from the given period. All the paintings are borrowed from the Puskin Museum in Moscow for this exhibition.

Among the paintings you can see masterpieces made by Courbet, Corot, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.

From Degas to Picsso
Museum of Fine Arts
January 28 – April 25, 2010

Budapest museums

Green Day to Sziget Festival?

Green Day

Before you start rejoicing notice the questionmark in the title. This is not at all sure, but I just noticed someone who requested on the official Sziget page that Green Day should come to Sziget and today as I worked with the page presenting some concerts in cities near Budapest I noticed that Green Day will perform in June 2010. Of course that does not mean anything at all where Green Day will perform two months before the Sziget Festival in 2010, but at least it is possible to hope.

So this text is not based on any real facts or nothing, but it might only represent a hope from thousands of Hungarian fans that Green Day may return to Budapest and to the Sziget Festival in 2010.

Concerts in Budapest

Strike still going strong

The public transportation strike which we have written about several times already is still going strong and most buses, trams and trolley buses in the capital of Hungary are still standing still. Some of them are going and you can read more about that in our former post.

I guess the taxi companies enjoy the strike as they probably have much more to do than under normal circumstances, but it would be nice if they could finish this strike within shortly.

One addition to the strike is the fact that MAV (train company) has joined into the strike and especially in the early morning many trains stand still and do not transport passengers!

Public transportation strike coming up

Strike in Budapest

It is winter in Budapest and the buses of the local transportation company, BKV, is having a hard time. But not only the buses, but the drivers and other workers are not at all satisfied, and the rumours are even spreading that some drivers just leave their buses in so called wildcat strikes.

In addition a big strike has been announced on January 12, and time will show it it will be a heavy strike or not (I have heard that even if it is a strike the metros will probably be running and  so on)!

Rammstein Budapest 2010

Rammstein Budapest
Rammstein Budapest

Rammstein is a rock-band from Germany, and it was formed in 1994. In the spring of 2010 Rammstein will come to Puskás Ferenc Stadium in Budapest to rock the stadium. Rammstein has sold more than 30,000,000 CDs worldwide, and their newest CD “Liebe ist für alle da” was released in October 2009. Most of their songs are written in German, but they have still become very popular.

Rammstein Budapest 2010
Puskás Ferenc Stadium
March 16, 20:00

Tickets: WorldTicketShop

Concerts in Budapest