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Feast off the grid on our Sants walk!
July 9, 2018

Bodegueta Cal Pep: Rare Vintage

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Barcelona -- Cal Pep is a name you’ll find across Barcelona, but it takes on a different meaning depending on which neighborhood you’re in.Read more
Barcelona -- Cal Pep is a name you’ll find across Barcelona, but it takes on a different meaning depending on which neighborhood you’re in.

In Gràcia, the name Cal Pep is synonymous with an old bar-bodega, dedicated almost entirely to the business of drinking (Carrer de Verdi, 141). The Cal Pep in Born is a famous seafood restaurant in Born (Plaça de les Olles, 8), with lines snaking out the door.

In Sants, Cal Pep is affixed to a charismatic bodegueta (small bodega). Narrow, long and dimly lit, this particular Cal Pep has the atmosphere of a wine temple – including wooden casks and a vintage fridge – that has been frozen in time, with most of the original decorations from 1927 still intact.Read more
Discover the Sants neighborhood on our new walk!
June 28, 2018

MinE: Low Rent, High End

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Barcelona -- The peripheral neighborhoods of Barcelona – untouched by tourism and with cheaper rents – are a land of opportunity for chefs seeking an affordable place to set up shop. These areas in turn attract gourmet gold seekers in pursuit of a brilliant meal at a friendly price. In the residential streets of Sants, not too far from the city’s main train station, one restaurant shines particularly bright, with its eclectic style, influences and, of course, flavors: MinE. Read more
June 26, 2018

Faithful Horchata Drinkers in Barcelona

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BACKSTREET FEED -- Horchata, a unique and deliciously refreshing concoction made from chufas (tigernuts), water and sugar and served chilled, is beloved across Spain. In Barcelona, there’s really only one place to try the stuff: Horchatería Sirvent. The faithful line up here in droves during the summer months, waiting with ticket in hand to sip the best horchata in town.Feed more