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Parking Pizza, the secret is in the dough… and the place

We have a reason to celebrate! At last, the oily checked tablecloths, imitation metallic black Thonet chairs and Italian flags are no longer the only decoration possible to enjoy good pizza. At Parking Pizza, the papier-maché columns replication the most topical Venice and the posters depicting Napoli are now replaced by a sort of no-decoration […]

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La Esquina, ‘kitchen & coffee’ for all

A narrow entrance dominated by a small awning with the words ‘Kitchen & Coffee’ hides one of the best kept secrets around Plaza Catalunya: La Esquina. And this is so two weeks after being open because we predict that, in just over a month, it’ll be in the top ten of any advanced foodie. The […]

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Malpaso, books and Mexican food

Gastronomy is culture, that we now. What we didn’t know is that Mexican food and books could share space. On calle Girona, books fill the shelves and plates are laid on tables at Malpaso, a publishing house that, despite the economic crisis, managed to stay afloat. Now it is also a restaurant run by Bernardo […]

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Wer-Haus or how to make sense to a concept store

A while ago, Jean-Antoine and Nicolas decided that Barcelona could, as far as lifestyle goes, easily challenge other cities such as New York or Berlin by opening a real concept store. No sooner said than done. The former garage on Aragó 287 is now a multi-space and a meeting point for lovers of men’s fashion […]

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Singular, the culinary rescue of Sagrada Familia

Nowadays it’s almost impossible to recover the surrounding area of the Sagrada Familia. The massive influx of tourists eager to visit the eternally unfinished and exploited gigantic cathedral has made of this neighborhood an uninhabitable place. Going down to buy a newspaper is a challenge that entails dodging tourists, avoiding being in the pic of […]

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Disfrutar, the pleasure of eating smiling

A lopsided smiley is the logo of the new restaurant Disfrutar. The truth is that it’s the right logo because it’s almost impossible to leave the place without a broad smile triggered by a happy stomach. And it’s not surprising that the Disfruter’s godfather is Compartir from Cadaqués, run by a luxury triad: Mateu Casañas, […]

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Terra Veritas, the new space badge of Slow movement

The slow movement is attracting more and more followers probably as a result of an urgent need to change our frenetic pace of life. We live frantic lives, overloaded with inputs, always looking at our watches without vital space to really live the present and think it out. Supermarket chain Veritas has joined vital current, […]

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Solange, Harry’s new life

It’s been a while since Harry’s disappeared, but luckily for pro cocktail fans, the Solange has occupied its place, now run by the Pernia brothers. Classic cocktail making mixes with some recipes d’auteur in a place with menu, which is kind of unusual in this kind of places. Multiple premium bottles line the shelves behind the […]

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Shibui, 15 years on the podium of Japanese cuisine

The tag “Japanese” is no longer that extraordinary today. What’s hard is to find a good Janapese restaurant, and not a Chinese-Japanese one. In our top 10 in Barcelona is the Shibui, a master of its kind that every year renovates its podium by offering the best Japanese food. On the occasion of its 15th […]

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ArtTe: a multidisciplinary space for creative minds

The opening of Artte is a much-needed breath of fresh air because places like this in Barcelona are scarce. Artte is a bistrot but also a versatile space with a wide cultural offer, from painting to multimedia and classic art to live music, poetry, silences, jazz, soul, classic or lyrical music performances or dance and […]

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