Barcelona: Tickets

  He’s a real nowhere man Sitting in his nowhere land Making all his nowhere plans for nobody Doesn’t have a point of view Knows not where he’s going to Isn’t he a bit like you and me? Nowhere Man, please listen You don’t know what you’re missing Nowhere Man, the world is at your command He’s as blind as he can be Just sees … Continue reading Barcelona: Tickets

Barcelona: El Corte Ingles Cafeteria

El Corte Ingles is probably as close to a department store monopoly as I’ve seen anywhere. Try as I might, I was not able to spot a department store not branded “El Corte Ingles” during my trip to Spain. It seemed like it was everywhere, covered every market segment, and catered to every demographic. Because it was so all-encompassing and so omnipresent, it became a … Continue reading Barcelona: El Corte Ingles Cafeteria

Barcelona: Cinc Sentits

While doing research on restaurants to visit in Barcelona, Cinc Sentits was the one restaurant (other than Tickets, of course) that really piqued my interest. I was interested in the restaurant not because it currently owns a Michelin star – I’ve been to my share of restaurants awarded with one, two, and even three Michelin stars. I was interested in the restaurant because it was … Continue reading Barcelona: Cinc Sentits

Barcelona: Maritim Restaurant

This post will be the most difficult that I will have ever written. I don’t even know if I will be able to finish describing the dishes I had after I insert the photographs of the them into the post. Hopefully I will be able to suppress all of the negative images and feelings that my mind has associated with the food I had at … Continue reading Barcelona: Maritim Restaurant

Barcelona: Generic Paella

I think it was around our third or fourth day in Spain that my wife reminded me that it would be odd for us to visit Spain without trying paella. We were at the city’s most iconic tourist attraction at the time, and we decided we would just walk in to one of the numerous tourist-trap restaurants around the attraction for our first “authentic” paella … Continue reading Barcelona: Generic Paella

Barcelona: El Quim De La Boqueria

    El Quim De La Boqueria- as its name suggests -is located in Barcelona’s landmark public market, the Boqueria. The market’s history dates back several centuries, and it has become much more of a tourist destination than a market where locals shop for ingredients that comprise their daily meals. El Quim de la Boqueria is perhaps the most well-known of the few sit-down stalls … Continue reading Barcelona: El Quim De La Boqueria

Barcelona: Parrilla Alfonsina

My very first meal after arriving in Barcelona turned out to not be Catalonia or Spanish but Argentinean. My wife, kids, and I were walking around our short-term apartment rental looking for a place to eat and it was down to a cozy looking local hole-in-the-wall joint and Parrilla Alfonsina. We almost walked into the hole-in-the-wall but stopped short after realizing that all of the … Continue reading Barcelona: Parrilla Alfonsina

Barcelona: Tapas 24

    I’d say that over the past decade or so, tapas has become synonymous with Spanish cuisine. So I thought that I’d make my experience at one of the more highly regarded tapas bars in Barcelona as my first post on my trip to Spain. Tapas 24 is a much more casual sibling of Commerc 24 which, along with being awarded two Michelin stars, … Continue reading Barcelona: Tapas 24