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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 timbales

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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tortilla de patata

Pincho of the Week: Tortilla de Patata

What’s the most famous pincho in Spain? Probably tortilla de patata (Spanish potato omelette). You can find this in basically every bar and it’s a staple in the Spanish diet. For example, when some of my preschool students play house, they flip tortillas in their plastic frying pans. To put it mildly, I am obsessed with this dish. I eat it for […]

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Semana del Pincho Logroño

Guess who is living in the 2012 Gastronomic Capital of Spain? (capital española de la gastronomía) That’s right, this girl! Luckily I grew up in a family of pretentious wine snobs and professional chefs, and I know what that actually means. Gastronomy, culinary, cooking, yummmmmm. It all comes down to one easy, simple concept: food. […]

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Mosto? What’s Mosto?

There are three acceptable drink options when going out for pinxtos in northern Spain, especially in Logroño. Only three. Wine, beer, and mosto. What is mosto? you are probably asking yourselves. Don’t worry, I was doing the same thing in September, and I had been living in Spain for 2 years before I figured it […]

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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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