Húsimádó, which translates to "meat lover," is a neighborhood butcher shop in Budapest's Újlipótváros neighborhood. The place is so chuck-full of meats that sometimes it's hard to even see the proprietor on the other side of the counter through bricks of fatback and rows of smoked salami. The main draw here is the ready-made sausages: paprika-laced, liver, and blood varieties. I also enjoy the fried chicken liver with a perfectly tender piece of pork belly and a side of sauerkraut and a slice of bread.

Speaking of bread, kudos to Húsimádó for not relegating their selections to bland, industrial white bread; instead, you'll be served thick and crusty slices that are perfect to mop up the meat juices. Try to go at midday, which is when the place is buzzing and a constant stream of regulars drift into this adorable bastion of meat.

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