Eat Here in Barcelona!

by Sarah

We rarely give restaurant recommendations, only because we’re too broke to eat at nice places. But our friend Andy came to visit us from New York and he’s a true foodie who needs to try the best of each country. Luckily he has been a backpacker before and knows what it’s like to be unemployed and on the road; he subsidized all our meals and Perrin and I ate better than ever before. What a good friend to have visit.

Dinner: Sukur
Serving Mediterranean cuisine, this romantic restaurant in the Gothic Quarter is good for Greek food (I recommend the Hummus plate and Lamb) and Mediterranean (the Duck Maigret was topped with strawberries and left me sucking each piece for its juice).

Has a cosmopolitan yet urban feel. Squeeze into the bar and strike up a conversation with the locals.

Lunch: Tapaç 24
I try to pick restaurants filled with only locals and this underground, cafe-looking joint was filled with Spanish-speakers. The uberhip gastrobar in Eixample, Barcelona showcases local seafood and produce from the nearby La Boqueria Market. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table for four but we sipped sangria to pass the time.

The McFoie Burger (foie gras burger with mayonnaise): 8 euro

The menu — printed on brown paper bag — isn’t too long but I recommend a few choice items:

The McFoie Burger (pictured), The Bikini (a ham and cheese sandwich that far exceeds anything from grad school lunch rooms) and patatas bravas.


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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