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Barna Brew {Suscriptor}

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Un brewpub situat al cor del barri de Sant Antoni on es produeixen i es poden degustar cerveses modernes d’estil belga amb un toc català, inspirat en l’estil de les…

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Korean Cuisine | Kamasot

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“Are you the owner,” I ask. “Sí.” “I’m originally from Los Angeles,” I tell her. “There are thousands and thousands of Koreans in L.A.” “Sí, lo sé.” “We have a…

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Ex-Designer Bar

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El Ex-Designer Bar en carrer d’Entença 3 es tanto un bar como un proyecto artístico que llevan a cabo Martí Guixé y su equipo. Experimentan con la impresión 3D: Todo…

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Pan A Mà {Suscriptor}

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Una panadería de toda la vida. Tanto que lleva ahí desde 1868, y Laurent & Alejandra la han hecho suya desde abril 2015 para seguir trabajando con métodos e ingredientes…

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NaparBCN {Suscriptor}

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“Si vamos a hacer nuestra propia comida… ¿Porque no hacer nuestra propia cerveza?”. Y así empezó todo. Y NaparBCN ahora es un restaurante en el medio del Eixample, pero también…

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La Desayunería

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Once upon a time, when I was just a little guiri across el gran charco, my father made pancake breakfasts. I was small and he was invincible, and so, thus,…

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Restaurante: Gat Blau

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Marco gave Gat Blau his blessing and handed us their card. As we hold Quinoa (Marco’s vegetarian/vegan bar in Gràcia, not the grain) in the highest regard, off we went…

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La Volàtil

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La Volàtil can seem aloof. A natural wine bar with fancy bravas? Hmmm… For mere mortal wine drinkers (we don’t dare call ourselves enthusiasts), the natural wine movement can appear…

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Velociutat {Suscriptor}

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Carles llevaba muchos años dedicándose a la producción audiovisual, pero tenía una pasión descontrolada por las bicicletas clásicas. Así nació Velociutat en 2014, la tienda en la que tratan a…

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Restaurante: Yatai

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A yatai (屋台) is a small Japanese street cart where ramen and other hot dishes are commonly served. Eat Street erection! Sadly, they cut the cart in half and bolted…

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Restaurante: Mont Bar

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Mont Bar, the modern-yet-somehow-typical Spanish bar gets the golden gastro globe. The small, corner locale sports a mix of high-stool bar seating with a few actual tables. Black cloth, black…

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B de Barcelona {Suscriptor}

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Ubicado en una de las rutas modernistas más bellas y visitadas de la ciudad, se encuentra B de Barcelona. Un pequeño comercio en el que puedes encontrar una elegante alternativa…

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Arco Iris

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We cross Diagonal towards a cluster of people waiting outside Arc Iris. Inside, a clean-shaven man with snow-white hair receives us with an almost absurd Buddha-like calm. If we become…

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Anardi Pintxos {Suscriptor}

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Anardi Pintxos está situado en Carrer Parlament número 48, en pleno centro de Sant Antoni. Anardi es vasco. ¿Vasco dices? Vasco vasco. El oasis euskera de la Ciudad Condal. Te…

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Restaurante: Hummus

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There’s an excellent platform called TopMenus, dedicated “els millors menus de Barcelona”. In their manifesto they’ve written, “La famosa ‘dieta del Mediterrani’ és la gran mentida del màrqueting alimentari. Existeixen…

Chapultepec {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. Cuando Itzli cerró en El Born (Itzli Barceloneta todavía sigue funcionando), lo seguimos a través de la ciudad en su búsqueda de alquileres menos…

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Lam

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It happened again! Walking to one restaurant, we end up in another. Heading towards the intended destination, we notice Thai script plastered all over a hole-in-the-wall we’ve never seen before….

La Taqueria {CAS}

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Click here to read in english. ¡Al fin tenemos una taquería de verdad! No un restaurante, pero sí una auténtica taquería en Barcelona. ¡Aleluya! Sólo podría ser mejor si hubiera…

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Bismad

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You fancy foodies surely have your go-to Indian (or Pakistani) restaurant, and that’s fine. I’m happy for you. (I’m really not.) But for those of us that have bounced from…

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La cuina de Marwan

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All cards on the table. We cabbed it up to Aribau and Diputació (keep in mind cabs are our mega-yachts) because the INTERNET said the restaurant-that-shall-not-be-named (we’re saving it for…

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Café Manila

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Fede and Alex set out to make a great gin & tonic in their bar Ultramarinos on calle Sant Pau and, since, have mixed up a line of G&T aromas…

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Bar restaurante Gelida

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Being guiri (sadly), bares clásicos are like portals into a different Barcelona, a Barcelona without me, before “mine” started in on us in droves. And, if clásicos are my portals,…

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Garage Beer Co {Suscriptor}

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Somos una cervecería artesanal con una zona de degustación y un espacio creativo. Un punto de encuentro para creativos y brewers. Nuestro local al igual que la ciudad de BCN…

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Bike club

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It’s mid-morning on Sunday as we sip cafés con leche (Cafés el Magnífico) and the first of “los frikis españoles,” in head-to-toe spandex, shuffles desperately in and beelines it for…

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Lisboa

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Sometimes there’s a story and a half hiding just inside the swinging glass door to a typical Eixample local. In this case that door belongs to Lisboa, which belongs to…

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La Patente

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Barcelona entrepreneurial stories beginning with something similar to “I worked in advertising and realized that every day I wanted to rip out my eyeballs and carve out my soul” are…

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Honey

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A wise Irishman, partial to community, fresh milk and friendly chat, lived on the corner of València and Muntaner. One day, as the fates would have it, in search of…

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Bànitsa

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A traditional Баница would be doughier and shaped differently, but the same phyllo wrapping is present even in Mikhaela Mikhaylova’s spiral-flower fusion Barcelona bànitsa. Back in Bulgaria the pastries are…

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Morro Fi

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With Bacchus as our witness, we will suck every last possible goddamn drop of vermut from this place as we can! We will sit in the sun with jacket and…

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Casa Lucio {ENG}

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The first was too dark. The second, all blurry. You might have stopped there, but one in our party was slightly more insistent. Third time’s the charm. And Lucio didn’t…

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Caravela Gourmet

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Hugo worked a similar trade in Portugal before different winds swept him towards Barcelona, and surely not on a caravel. Approximately eight years later (and seven of them based in…

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La Taquería {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. We finally have a real taquería. Not a restaurant, but an authentic taquería in Barcelona. Hallelujah! It could only be better if it were…

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Rosses I Torrades

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David is owner, selector, clerk, cleaner and teacher in his one-and-a-half-year-old shop in the Left Iz. It’s a small space that is temporary home to almost solely artisan beers that…

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Millor Que Nou

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An old something doesn’t work. You have no idea what to do. Then you read this. You take said thing to Millor Que Nou to take advantage of the serveis…

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Chapultepec {ENG}

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Click aquí para leer en castellano. When Itzli in El Born closed (Itzli Barceloneta is still in action), we followed it across town to less exorbitant rents. In its more…

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Taquería Tamarindo

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According to some, the Mexican culinary community in Barcelona has its panties all in a bundle, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Adrià brothers’ Hoja Santa (opening now-ish) and smaller,…

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Skating Club

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The presence of a higher power is often signaled (in films and such) by rays of light bursting forth from the heavens and choral voices singing a holy and extended…

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El Recibidor

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Once upon a time two of the three friends that opened this vintage furniture shop worked in publicity and decided that it sucked a little too much. Gerard was from…

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Llibreria Calders

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If life is a river, every passion or profession a tributary, and every individual entity a stream, then one thing is certain: we all join up with the confluence at…

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Can Siscu

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“Foodie” is all well and good, but someone has to filter through countless, nameless manolos not designed by architects or ex-ad-agency-types where ye olde “food” still reigns. Can Siscu is…

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Fogó

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If recent Eat Street hubbub has you fired up and in the mood for more quality street food served in oddly-shaped cardboard containers, look no further than Fogó. While located…

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Bar Tarambana

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Quim and Joan have been friends since they were five. Roughly 25 years later they told their parents they were leaving fine-paying and stable jobs (bank and multi-national respectively) to…

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Bohèmic

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Bohèmic deserves so much more than this nugget. A family-run, fine-dining establishment, our go-to in poorer moments and dry spells between family visits: the bravas. If you haven’t tried them…

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La Resistència

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La Resistència is the latest in Barcelona’s beer bar revolution (if only social revolution moved so quickly!). The place is set back from Viladomat, dug out a bit and soundproofed,…

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Turismo claustrofóbico

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Ideas para fomentar el turismo claustrofóbico • La entrada del Museu del Clavegueram, construcción de una planta de aspecto tenebroso, está en el paseo de San Juan, próxima a la…

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Maruya

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It seems cliché, but in Barcelona if you see Japanese people eating in a tasca japonesa, it must be good, right? I certainly don’t see my Japanese friends eating out…

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La Nueva Gigamesh

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El viernes por la tarde encontramos a Alejo Cuervo (o Papa Alejo I, si preferís), director de la tienda, librería y editorial Gigamesh en la calle Riera Alta. Aquí, en…

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Copasetic {suscriptor}

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Copasetic, Organic comfort food, cocktails with style ‘n’ a jazzy vintage mood. Copasetic, que significa “totalmente satisfactorio”, es un café, bar y restaurante del barrio Eixample Esquerra. El espacio refleja…

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Federal Café

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Federal Café – Brunch, Burgers & Coffee. Drink a coffee made with fresh, pure milk in the garden and imagine you’re on the Binna Burra Rd.

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Copasetic {brunch}

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Brunch orgánico • Los fines de semana Copasetic ofrece un brunch lleno de propuestas orgánicas para gente saludable o intolerantes alimentarios. Productos de temporada, biológicos y opciones sin gluten y sin…

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Federal Café {brunch}

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Cool & Delicious • Federal ya se ha convertido hace tiempo en un punto de encuentro de lo cool del Barcelonés. Es la típica cafetería donde llevarías a tus amigos para…

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Bar Olimpia

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An odd web of galería kiosks (not the art kind) connects Ronda Sant Pau with Marqués de Campo Sagrado and d’Aldana. Rusty and dusty shutters meet a fluorescent tunnel which…

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Goorilo

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Goorilo es fuerte, salvaje y, sobre todo, muy verde. Diseñamos, imprimimos y distribuimos material promocional con un toque animal. Goorilo, intrépida empresa aventurera, llegó a Barcelona con la misión de…

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Music Hall

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Musci Hall es una sala de conciertos ubicada en el centro de Barcelona con una programación abierta a cualquier género. Music Hall desde 2011: Where: Rambla Catalunya, 2-4 Web: www.musichall.es [social type=”facebook”]https://www.facebook.com/bcnmusichall?fref=ts[/social]…

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The Horse & Heron

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It’s all about gastro, señoras y señores. Los amigos de the Horse & Heron han organizado una segunda edición de su “pop up” Gastro Pub para hacer las delicias de…

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Makers of Barcelona (MOB)

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Hood // Arc de Triomf. Good // 500 m2 is a lot of space. In fact, it’s enough for 24 co-working desks (200€ /month), another dozen mobile desks for shorter-term…

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N2 Galería

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N2 Galería trabaja con artistas de todo el mundo, tanto emergentes como consolidados. N2 Galería desde 2005 Where: C/ Enric Granados 61, 08008 When: Lunes a viernes: 11 – 14h y…

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Cloudstreet Bakery {suscriptor}

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Forn de pa i pastisseria. Bread, sweets & amazing cakes. Organic ingredients, wood fired oven. Fet amb love. Dirección: C/ Rosselló, 112 | 08036 Barcelona Horario: Lunes a viernes: 7:30 –…

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Chilam Balam

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This is not Mexican food, but Aztec and Mayan pre-Colombian cult cuisine. Or at least that’s how they’re selling it up at Chilam Balam just off of Avinguda de Gaudí…

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Rosses i Torrades

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Rosses i torrades cellar de cerveses. Three craft beer taps and up to 500 bottle reference at your disposal. We also have local cheeses and sausages.    

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Cumple el Recibidor

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El showroom de muebles y objetos vintage de Barcelona, El Recibidor, cumple su primer añito el próximo sábado 22. Quieren celebrarlo con “todos vosotros” en su local de la calle…

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Ecuasucre

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Ecuasucre refused us photographic permission so we’ve chosen this lovely lady instead. Lucky you because the interior of Ecuasucre is dark and horribly lime green. The television is way too…

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Unik

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A few years ago Clara threw away a well-paying job with an indefinite contract to do what she loves: design and assemble furniture, lamps, jewelry and creative bits and bobs…

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On Café

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No one is reinventing the wheel here. On Café is neither Scandinavian design innovation nor is it gastro-anything, thank god. But they do a wicked tortilla de patata. The café…

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Paprika

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And here you were, thinking the Spanish were the pimentón leaders of the world. Fool! These Hungarians are out of control. There’s so much paprika in here you’d think the…

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Chez Chloé

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If you ask Montxo to tell you about Chez Chloé, get a drink, because you’ll be talking for a while. The pure enthusiasm pouring into this bistro café / cocktail…

Mono Risto-Bar

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Mono opened a year and a half ago along an odd stretch on Calàbria where, to be honest, there isn’t much going on. And, since they didn’t opt for cutesy…

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Bodega Gracian

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Gracian is the name of this bodega, of one of its owners, of that owner’s father, and of that father’s father. So, yes, this is a family business, and another…

El Urgell {foodie}

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Este texto no es una coincidencia cool-trendy sobre diferentes locales de Barcelona “SuperBurguers Molones”, sino que aquí el que escribe es un burguer addict desde hace tiempo, desde antes de…

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Krakoviak

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For some – not including anyone of Polish origin – going into Krakoviak is a giant WTF!? No clue in here, whatsoever. I mean, I can tell that beer is…

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Babèlia

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It’s a good story, the one about two friends in Barcelona – one Irish, from Shannon, the other Catalan, from Badalona – who quit jobs at a production company to…

Goccia Verde

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Plastics are pure shite: petroleum and natural gas products, resource-intensive to make, and slooowww to decompose (700 years to start), but they’re also ripping you off. The water you drink…

Macrobiotic Zen

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In the context of the colonization of the Americas, one comes to understand the use of the word “pioneers” as being utter shite. Same goes for “inventors,” their achievements cemented…

Randa

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A warm welcome and an utter lack of design charm await you at Randa, the six-year-old halal restaurant across from the Consulado General del Reino de Marruecos. Mohamed, the owner,…

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Hungaryto

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It’s very unlikely the Hungarian woman who made the artifacts that grace Hungaryto’s walls knew her wares would end up in Barcelona in her son’s new (-ish at this point)…