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/ Hotspots / Barcelona / Eixample

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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/ Hotspots / Madrid / Lavapiés

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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/ Hotspots / Madrid / Sol-Latina

Gauranga, trascendental meals

Inspired by the Vaishnava philosophy and Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian medicine that means the science of good living, Alberto and Roberto first went into business with a catering serving transcendental food. Sometime later, Gauranga, a small temple for senses, was born. I promised British punctuality, but this Friday at noon I’m arriving late […]

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/ Hotspots / Madrid / Cortes-Atocha


“Names are the consequences of things,” says Noemi finishing off her coffee with soy milk. Rayén, woman’s name for the Mapuche Indians of Chile, is the result of a talk this Sicilian woman held four years ago with her boyfriend, Paulo, both vegetarians. She had just returned from a yoga retreat where only vegan cuisine […]

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/ Hotspots / Barcelona / Others

Granja Elena, Zona Franca’s gourmet paradise

This is what happens when you live in Barcelona, ​​when you least expect it, the city gives you surprises in the most inhospitable places. This is the case of the Zona Franca, an area which isn’t, a priori, a foodie friendly place. But it’s in the middle of one of the less fortunate landscapes of […]

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/ Hotspots / Barcelona / Born


Gastronomy is on a roll. Luckily for many, the “modern” fever is now gone to make way to the return of certain products that were unjustly getting bad press. That was the case of pork, food of the gods –as long as it is Iberian pork, of course—, which seems to have returned to offer […]

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/ Hotspots / Barcelona / Raval

Carlota Akaneya

A few years ago, Ignasi and Felipe traveled to Japan—their shared passion—to discover the fascinating Sumiyaki Kyoto restaurant. The name describes “is a type of homemade barbecue charcoal grill called shichirin”. Back then they couldn’t even imagine a few years later, they would open a restaurant in Barcelona inspired by that adventure and that it […]

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/ Hotspots / Madrid / Chueca-Malasaña

Bar Galleta, the grandson time

Located on Corredera Baja de San Pablo, near Calle Pez, Bar Galleta is a sophisticated yet unpretentious cafe-restaurant with a warm and comfortable decor that specializes in international cuisine made with “galletas” or biscuits. Why biscuits as a symbol? Is it nostalgia, a marketing strategy? It is run by Carlos Fontaneda, who shows up with […]

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/ Hotspots / Barcelona / Gótico

Le Cucine Mandarosso

Barcelona has a wide offer of Italian restaurants. We could write a long piece talking about the many and good Italian places here, but we’ve decided today to focus on just one: Le Cucine Mandarosso. Located in the narrow streets of the Ribera neighborhood leading to the Palau de la Música, this small restaurant was […]

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/ Hotspots / Madrid / Gran vía-Plaza de España

Hattori Hanzo

Borja Gracia, a young Spaniard, spent a long while in Japan working. There he discovered the popular izakayas: traditional taverns where the Japanese go to drink and eat after work. Using the name of famous ninja Hattori Hanzo, Borja has opened a bar in the centre of Madrid to show us there is more to […]

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