Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:20 PM
Silly -- see ginger milk's post above for the answer to that question.
Minor addition to the list: those wandering about the Eixample looking at moderniste buildings could do worse than grabbing lunch at the Cervesería Catalana (C/Mallorca 236), very close to La Pedrera. It's in the Time Out guide but at 3pm was packed, mainly with locals. Food poisoning of as-yet unclear origin had knocked out my by-then two travelling companions, so I was by myself. There's a restaurant space at the back and two bars, one very long one piled with tapas, particularly the variety arranged on little slices of bread; the other holding a miniature fishmongers, with huge platters of raw fish and seafood. I tried to get a seat at the bar but having loitered by a single diner for some time, I noticed that just as he was paying a small boy was also eyeing his stool (so to speak). The boy and I exchanged a pair of looks: mine said 'I'm awfully sorry but I think this is mine, I've been waiting for it for some time now', and his replied 'Sorry, sucker.' Not wanting to get into fisticuffs with an 11-year-old, I conceded gracefully. His mum looked proud, and I noticed him pointing at me and saying something; her reply was presumably something like 'never mind, at least you got the seat'. At least I hope it was.
I'd already put myself down for a table in case I failed at the bar, and now I was given one. You can still get tapas; you just point to what you want and give your table number and they bring it over (there's also a printed menu). The bruschetta-ey things were nice, and a plate of really tiny squid taken from the display and freshly fried were great. As you'd expect from the name, they have a large number of beers on offer, though I drank wine.
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