Monthly Archives: December 2007

Yerbabuena: Inventive vegetarian cuisine in Madrid

by Julie Espinosa As mentioned in a previous post, eating vegetarian in Madrid is a fool’s errand or a compelling challenge, depending on how you look at it. There are many establishments that throw ham into every single dish and … Continue reading

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Natural Foods in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein A Spanish friend of mine calls herself a vegetarian. But, she says, “I make an exception for jamón.” There you have it: it can be a little tough to be a true vegetarian in this country. In … Continue reading

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Great Lunch – Sushi in Madrid

by Amy Menchhofer It’s lunchtime and you are in the mood for something besides the standard fare. If it’s sushi your after, head over to SushiOlé. Their menu is extensive, offering a number of appetizers and tempuras, as well as … Continue reading

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Great Madrid Bars: Taberna Tirso de Molina, relax after the Rasto

by Richard Morley So you have spent Sunday morning on the steep slopes of El Rastro. You have been all the way to the bottom and now you have climbed back to the top again. You have enjoyed browsing around … Continue reading

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Escape the Sol: explore bars and nightlife on its side streets

by Julie Espinosa The Puerta del Sol can be one of the most avoidable places in Madrid—what with its tourists, ear-splitting construction racket and general bustle. Steer clear of the Puerta del Sol itself and the streets north, between Sol … Continue reading

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The Reina Sofia Museum – Modern Art in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía houses the modern art portion of Madrid’s Golden Triangle in a former hospital. The mostly 20th-century Spanish art collection is well suited to the vast spaces of the hospital: … Continue reading

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What is the weather like in Madrid?

by Faye Davies When people ask if I like living in Madrid, I say, ‘No one ever goes to bed and the sky’s always blue. What do you think?’ The former observation is a slight exaggeration (Sunday nights are quiet); … Continue reading

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