On this street the blacksmiths were practicing their skills. It was certified for the first time in a document from the beginning of the 19th century. The name “covaci” derives from the Slavic word “kovaci” which means blacksmith.
It is here that at the beginning of the 20th century Iordache Ionescu owned a restaurant called “La O Idee” (An Idea’s). It became famous because the humorist Nicolae T. Orasanu (1833-1890) wrote an interesting and funny menu. The bread was called “Abundance”, the ice was named “Siberian Cream”, the toothpick was called “The Bayonet”, the tableware was named “The Regulation”, the local brandy was named “An Idea” while a bottle of wine was named “Tha Reason”. The legend has it that in one evening the clients ordered too many sausages and the restaurant ran out of intestines. The owner asked the cook to make the sausages shorter and to add some baking soda in the minced meat. In the end the whole composition was grilled, inventing in this way the famous Romanian dish called “Mici” or “Mititei”. In fact this dish has oriental origins, being found in the Balkans under different names.