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Barcelona 2024


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I'll be taking a one-week solo trip to Barcelona next month, so I'm looking for recommendations that could help me either trim or reinforce my already too-long short list. I'll be staying in Dreta de L'Eixample, within a 2 km walk to an astounding variety of of restaurants and markets. The subway and train also are options, but I'd prefer to walk. Moltes grácies.

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Anyone? Anyone?

 

Granted that "best of" guides are subjective (and sometimes are just marketing tools), but still I'm excited that the #3 pizzeria in the world (#1 in Europe minus Italy) and the #10 pizzeria in Europe are easy walking distance from my Airbnb. Here's the website.

 

I was planning to eat just one major meal a day, but I can already see that plan starting to go up in (aromatic) smoke.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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13 hours ago, weinoo said:

We like both Mont Bar and Bar Mut.

 

https://www.montbar.com/

 

https://barmut.com/

 

And had a pretty great meal at Disfrutar.

 

 

 

Cool. Mont Bar was already on my short list. I'll check out Bar Mut. And I was planning to make a reservation at Disfrutar but, perhaps not surprisingly, they were already fully booked. I considered its sibling Compartir, but I was turned off by multiple posts mentioning poor service, plus their system doesn't offer a reservation for one. 

 

ETA: Bar Mut is just 1 km from my Airbnb! Its name, I assume, comes from "vermut" (vermouth). And speaking of which, I'll be doing a vermouth tasting and crafting -- which includes a 250 ml bottle of my own concoction. However, across the street and under the same ownership, is Entrepanes Diaz, which actually sounds more interesting (and less tourist-oriented) to me.

 

 

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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