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Pincho of the Week: Setas

The other day my Spanish friends brought me to another classic pincho bar on the famous Laurel street in Logroño. Quite literally a hole in the wall, Bar Cid is easy to miss and I hungrily hop from my favorite champi mushroom pincho to my favorite brochette with goat cheese, Spanish ham and raspberry sauce. […]

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Pincho of the Week: Timbales

Logroño’s pincho scene hasn’t changed too frequently since I arrived last September. Comforted by familiar faces and dishes, the infamous Laurel street bursting with pincho bars that seem unchanged for decades. Change comes slowly in Spain, if it comes at all, something I both love and hate here. Around San Juan and Laurel, there are […]

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pincho entrecot

Pincho of the Week: Entrecot

There is a fab new trend hitting pincho bars in Logroño! I’m in foodie heaven! Instead of serving up a little portion of something yummy skewered on a slice of bread like many of the traditional pinchos around town, many of the newer gastro-bars offer small portions of really delicious dishes combined with a small […]

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Pincho of the Week: Quejas

So one of my new favorite pinchos on Calle Laurel is at a bar called Quejas. Their speciality is a little sandwich pincho filled with jamón, melted cheese and grilled mushrooms. Perfect on a chilly night matched with one of their many delicious Rioja red wines, the quejas is quickly becoming one of my new […]

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Pincho of the Week: Patatas Bravas

This week’s pincho of the week is the infamous patatas bravas. Now I wish that I could claim that patatas bravas are native to La Rioja or are a typical tapa here, but I can’t. If anything, patatas bravas are probably the most famous tapa in Spain, along with tortilla de patata (man, Spain does […]

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Pincho of the Week: Blanco y Negro

This has been a very exciting week for me. I traveled up to Bilbao on Thursday to visit friends and finally meet fellow northern Spain blogger, Liz en España. We had an awesome night that ended with karaoke jam session that included rousing renditions of Bon Jovi and Katy Perry. When I got back home […]

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Pincho of the Week: Sepia

Another wonderful pincho in Logroño can be found on Laurel at a bar/restaurant called el mesón del abuelo (literally, Grandpa’s Tavern) and it’s called pincho de sepia and it’s delicious! Sepia is Spanish for cuttlefish which is a type of squid/octopus, wait don’t stop reading-I promise it tastes like heaven! Basically it is chopped-up cuttlefish […]

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