Churreria Laietana

Churreria Laietana Via Laietana 46 08003 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Aren’t churros a Mexican thing?  That was what we pondered as we sat down to enjoy the churros at Churreria Laietana.  Living in California, we are no strangers to this delicious foot-long deep fried dough, traditionally covered in cinnamon sugar, and sometimes served with a side of…

Cerveceria Catalana

Cerveceria Catalana Carrer de Mallorca 236 08008 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor You’ll be hard pressed to find many good restaurants in Barcelona that are open before 12pm for lunch.  Cerveceria Catalana is unusual in that it opens up at 8am!  Yes, you heard that right.  If you want to have lunch for breakfast, you can easily…

Espai Kru

Espai Kru Carrer de Lleida 7 08004 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Barcelona had no shortage of fine dining options. It was rather difficult narrowing down the selection to just a few. I settled on Espai Kru and Disfrutar. The latter because of its connection to El Buli (more on that later) and the former because of…

Bar Pinotxo

Bar Pinotxo Mercat de la Boqueria Carrer la Rambla 89 08002 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Bar Pinotxo was another popular and highly recommended spot at La Boqueria. Again the wait times were reported to be lengthy but we got a table after about 15 minutes. Unlike the other bar eateries at La Boqueria, Bar Pinotxo actually…

El Quim de La Boqueria

El Quim de La Boqueria Mercado de La Boqueria La Rambla 91 08002 Barcelona, Spain Doing the food research for Barcelona was a daunting task. It is a city with no shortage of FANTASTIC eats. One week seemed like a sufficient amount of time to hit up most of the big tourist attractions, but would…

Vaca

Vaca 695 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Yelp My first experience at Chef Amar Santana’s Broadway Bar was a bit underwhelming.  While things were good, I was expecting more pop considering Chef Santana made it all the way to the finale of this past season of Top Chef.  Going into Vaca, I still…

Pueblo

I discovered some great eats in OC while celebrating my birthday this year.  My memory card was full so I was not able to capture my experience at Juliette Kitchen, which was pretty darn good.  I was pretty bummed about that, so I made sure to be ready for Pueblo.  They are serving up modern…

SAAM

Zhu Zhu Hamster told me long ago that SAAM was amazing.  I was a little surprised because The Bazaar was just good but overpriced.  She said “No, its different.  It’s the special chef’s dining room so the food is way better.”  Zhu Zhu Hamster piqued my intrigue to say the least.  So SAAM has been…

The Tasting Kitchen

I was doing SO well and totally getting caught up on my blogging and THEN…I moved into a black frickin’ hole for a solid 2 weeks.  Some people say it’s totally refreshing to be off the grid for a while.  Those people are not just crazy, they are CUR-RAZY!  I burned through my month’s data…

Navarre

It pains me to write this post for two reasons.  The food was not good and the pictures are pretty crappy.  Somehow, I wasn’t as motivated to take good pictures because the food was so uninspiring.  I like the idea of tapas (good for sharing, more variety), but I’ve not been impressed with real Spanish…

The Bazaar

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like food is like the new “it” thing.  By that, I mean food seems to be on everyone’s minds.  Whether it’s talking about favorite foods, eating at the best new restaurants, or checking out foodie events.  Food is everywhere!  Dumpling Man voiced a similar sentiment.   Maybe food…

LA Paella

It has been quite some time since my last true blog entry.  You can consider my recent post on Yu Chun as just a little freebie to my “starving” readers, who have expressed longing and sorrow over my notable absence from the blogosphere.  I actually went to and blogged about Yu Chun some time ago. …