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Barcelona Recommendations Split from California

c oliver Oct 30, 2012 08:37 AM

(This thread was split from a discussion of Basque food and Pinxtos on the California board at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7269... -- The Chowhound Team)

I think your clarification is a good one. Toothpick is a better word than skewer as the latter generally denotes something larger. Heading to Barcelona in a week and looking forward to eating LOTS of those and everything else in sight :)

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  1. fame da lupo RE: c oliver Nov 2, 2012 09:32 AM

    Barcelona has a lot of Basque places -- I had a great night of pintxos at Euskal Extea in the Gothic quarter. Placeta Montcada, 1 but you can find it on Google maps as well.

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      c oliver RE: fame da lupo Nov 2, 2012 09:37 AM

      Ooh, thanks for the recs. Saved :) Getting super excited. Our apt. is in the Eixample district within walking distance of the Sagrada Familia and all sorts of great food.

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        hill food RE: c oliver Nov 2, 2012 08:21 PM

        the Eixample IS gorgeous (almost ideal) and is close to great food.

        <edit> don't miss Gaudi's Casa Battlo and Casa Mila in that 'hood. the window mullions on Battlo are modeled after chicken bones.

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          c oliver RE: hill food Nov 2, 2012 08:34 PM

          Thanks, kiddo. I'm beyond excited :)

    2. c oliver RE: c oliver Nov 14, 2012 08:09 AM

      Here's a pic from this morning. Had with some albondigas and a glass of cava. Due to a multi-country strike, about all we could do in Barcelona today was a little eating and drinking!

       
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        fame da lupo RE: c oliver Nov 14, 2012 10:40 AM

        Those look like skewers! Ha.

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          c oliver RE: fame da lupo Nov 14, 2012 11:21 AM

          HA indeed!

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          hill food RE: c oliver Nov 14, 2012 06:35 PM

          oh I hate you.

          but if one is going to be stuck with nothing to do but eat and drink, I can imagine worse places.

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            c oliver RE: hill food Nov 15, 2012 12:22 AM

            Gotta keep the CH-heritage intact!

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