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López & López Pizzería, the classic flavour

Traditional flavors drives us crazy. Traditional dishes remind us of the recipes of our grandmother, our mother and of that aunt that would use everything at home to make a welcome dinner. In the same way we enjoy a good cocido, a tasty potato omelette, some cooked tripe or a risotto, we also find excellence […]

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Buns and Bones, oriental street food

Word of mouth always works as a great filter to our routine. Many bars don’t need extreme advertising to publicize their new proposals. They have an army of foodies leaving their comments and opinions.. This is what explains the success of Buns and Bones. Located on Santa Isabel, in the Anton Martin Market, B&B is now […]

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Swinton & Grant, there’s strength in numbers

Almost a year ago, three friends, Sergio, Eloy and Goyo, materialized their combined talents into Swinton & Grant, a specialized bookstore with a cafe and an art gallery, located in a strategic enclave of Madrid’s cultural scene. Ciudadano Grant, which combines to distinct and independent projects, was born from their passion for books and art. […]

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Cafelito

“Pretense? Not at all. Only desire, love and effort to improve”. This is how Julio describes the reasons of the success of this nice corner while he grinds coffee beans for a customer. Julio, from Colombia and Santiago, from Spain embarked on an adventure in 2014 almost by chance. “We weren’t looking for Cafelito, but […]

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Baobab

Baobabs are sacred trees in Senegal. In addition to being a national symbol and the figure stamp in passports, these ancient beings offer their leaves to feed communities and their bark to build their canoes. They even serve as cemeteries. The griots, as the guardians of the memory of the people are known in West Africa, […]

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Woody Metal, dream of a summer afternoon

June 2014. A bar on calle Luchana. A group of strangers are talking about what they like doing. They fantasize with creating a common project that allows them to continue creating, learning and having a good time. How many ideals have been forged while having a beer? Winter 2015. Calle Ribera de Curtidores. Alicia, one of […]

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Yankenpon Washoku: KONNICHI WA, LAVAPIÉS!

The story behind Yankenpon Washoku at the San Fernando market starts like a TV joke, or at least that’s what it sounds like when Gustavo helps Osamu explain this to me: “We are one Japanese, Osamu, with ‘u’; another Japanese, well, half Japanese half Argentinian because he was born in Japan but lived in Buenos Aires for […]

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Piel de Mariposa, a real charity shop

-Excuse me, how much is this sweater? – 90 euros. – Excuse me? It has pilling! – Sure, it is vintage. This conversation is common in many thrift stores selling clothes like wine: the older they are, the more money they cost. This is not the case of this charity shop where I had the opportunity […]

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