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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 18th – 24th September 2017

Visiting Barcelona this week? Here’s some alternative ideas of things to do and see whilst in this city between 18th – 24th September 2017. Check back every week for another weekly guide to food and drink activities in the city.

TUESDAY 19th September

Become a sushi master with ComerJapones‘ intermediate Sushi Masterclass at Miele (29 Via Augusta).  However, tickets aren’t affordable to everyone at €59.90 but does include instruction in a wide variety of sushi styles, so if you’re keen it’s a good chance!

WEDNESDAY 20th September

Bebe-Té and Mellow Sheng are back today for the second edition of their Kombucha Workshop. Places are limited to just 5 and are €18, including everything you need for the class.

Are you a Harry Potter genius? Show off your nerd skills with a Harry Potter Pub Quiz at Polaroid Bar (29 Carrer Còdols) with magical drinks deals too!

THURSDAY 21st September

We love the Montana shops and gallery, because we love street art. Join the Montana crew and Street Spirit magazine tonight from 7pm for the launch party for issue two. Join in at Montana Cafe & Restaurant (Comerç nº 4) whilst marvelling at Arc de Triomf on your way.

Craft Film Nights returns to Casa Gracia (116 Passieg de Gracia) tonight from 7.30pm.  Tonight they show Ekaj (2015) an American movie directed and written by Cati Gonzalez. To make the deal even sweeter, there’s craft beer from the awesome Nomada Brewing Company too. If you dig indie movies, keep an eye on Craft Film Festival too, which returns for it’s second edition, with details to be announced soon.

FRIDAY 22nd September

This week is La Merce, an annual holiday for Catalonia. The holiday will be celebrated with street parties, giant papier mache giants and of course, plenty of food and drink. There’s something interesting happening all over the city, so we’re sure you won’t get bored! One of the best ways to see the festival whilst grabbing some awesome street food is via Van Van Market. Head to key locations across the city for a bumper Van Van Market featuring over 70 vans! Find all the info on their Facebook event and opening times.

One of our fave craft beer locations Olgod (74 Carrer Hospital) is hosting an illustration exhibition tonight from 7pm alongside another guest DJ for the evening. The walls will be displaying work from Italian illustrator, Riccardo Nannini; tunes will provided by Mesmerin, whoever he is. You’re guaranteed an excellent selection of craft beer at Olgod alongside some awesome fresh food.

If you’re a member at Greenardó; or soon to be; they’re hosting a Tattoo Convention this weekend sponsored by 23 Oils and Grassroots California. The event runs Friday and Saturday with two different artists exhibiting per day alongside merch from the sponsors and some sweet freebies no doubt!

SATURDAY 23rd September

Check out one of the newer tattoo parlours in Barcelona with a party from 3pm at BCN INK (64, Poeta Cabanyes) featuring an exhibition and free drinks to celebrate arrival of guest artist Ruth Vandal.

Go shopping for food, fashion & design in one place for Estació Disseny a design led market taking place at Barcelona-Estación de Francia. The event starts 11am-9pm today and tomorrow.

Here’s a random find, particularly when your Spanish isn’t great. There is genuinely a Vegan Circus happening today to raise funds for a variety of animal charities. The Facebook event promises a circus, food, live music and many more surprises. Check the event for more information.

On a health kick? Mikkeller’s famous Running Club is coming to Barcelona and it’s exactly what it sounds like. A regular meet up for a group run/fast walk for up to 60 minutes followed by a free beer at Mikkeller Barcelona (202 Carrer Valencia) if you ever needed an incentive to get fit, this sounds like a great one! The event starts from 12.30pm and there’s more info via Facebook.

If for some reason you’re bored of Spanish and Catalan food and beer, you can head to Festival de Gastronomia i Cervesa Belga for all things Belgian craft beer and food. Hosted with help from Barcelona based Belgian beer experts, Lambiscus, we’re sure this will be delicious fun. More information on their Facebook.

SUNDAY 24th September

Here’s a chance to check out the old Estrella beer factory at La Mercè a l’Antiga Fàbrica 2017. A food truck and live music event event kicking off from 12noon and running tomorrow too.

There’s also still time to check out some of the other markets mentioned above, many of which are still on today too.

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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona 11th September – 17th September 2017

Visiting Barcelona this week? We have some tips for you! Whether you fancy a craft beer launch or a vintage shopping market, we have a whole bunch of tasty suggestions. If you’re looking for a Barcelona bar or restaurant reviews, we have plenty more recommendations on our blog. We publish a new weekly guide every Monday, so pop by every week for more ideas.

MONDAY 11th September 2017

Budding brewers can join a Beer Brewing Course from Cerveza Artesana (73 Carrer Vila i Vilà) starting today, it’s probably a bit late to get involved this time, but this 5 day brewing course happens on a regular basis and teaches all you need to get started. At just over €1000, it’s a serious investment, but for those budding brewers we’re sure it’d be money well spent! We’d love to get our butts on a course ASAP!

TUESDAY 12th September 2017

Film and cocktail fans get yourself to Polaroid Bar (29 Carrer dels Còdols) from 8pm, for another free projection, this one is part of a new Tuesday night documentary theme and they’re showing When You’re Strange: a film about The Doors tonight with beers for only €1.50.

WEDNESDAY 13th September 2017

One of our more obscure event finds is Stoner Yoga, which initially we thought appealed to our love of the green stuff, but upon further investigation is actually a Yoga class set to Stoner and Doom music, a type of metal music. So, it’s still kinda awesome and we’re still kinda tempted. Class starts at 7pm at Hidden Factory Barcelona. Not sure of the price, but it’s happening weekly.

THURSDAY 14th September 2017

Do you love Ramen as much as we do? Want to learn how to make it from some of Barcelona’s Asian cooking experts? Wo Kitchen continue their series of cooking classes with a Ramen Masterclass today. The course kicks off from 7.30pm and is very reasonably priced at €35. You get two hours of classes and one hour of eating, sounds awesome to us.


FRIDAY 15th September 2017

Time for some street food? Head to El Born between 12-8pm for the BORN Street Food fair as part of La Merce, you’ll find a few local vendors at Pla de Palau.

Starting today and running tomorrow as well is ECO Market & Flea Market at Pedralbes Centre, this free entry market just outside of the centre of the city is offering second hand wares as well as eco-friendly beauty and fashion items. Entry is free, so well worth checking out.

It’s Friday, that means that craft beer consumption is essential! Luckily for us Garage Beer Co are launching TWO new cans today and as if it was an event designed for us, one is a hoppy number and the other a Barcelona Weisse with red fruits. Yum. The launch event is happening at their Universtat bar from 6pm. If you miss it, don’t worry you’ll find their cans at various bars and bottleshops across the city soon enough.

SATURDAY 16th September 2017

Love skate culture as much as we do? There’s a special street market happening today dedicated to longboarding and skating, Skate Street Market kicks off from 11am at CEM La Mar Bella in Poblenou. Entry is free and they’ll be workshops, swapshops, stalls and more.

Looking to explore just outside of the city? Head to seaside town Castelldelfells tonight for a open air cinema event showing of one of our fave 80s movies, Ghostbusters as part of Nits Al Castell. The event opens from 6pm with the film at 10pm, they’ll also be street food and DJs to enjoy.

Apparently street markets are a strong theme this weekend, both today and tomorrow you can visit All Those Food Market (1 Plaça de les Arts) for a fair entry fee of just €2. The market has covered all food categories, so a great place for a snack or to do your food shopping from some local producers. They’ll be more than 60 vendors selling!


SUNDAY 17th September 2017

Skint and want to shop? Here’s a great event for you, Mercadillo on the Garage (78 Carrer Zamora) is a second hand market that is coming to Poblenou today from 11am with free entry. We’ve visited a few flea markets here and they are always interesting for their vast variety of products on offer.

If you’re specifically looking for vintage fashion, Barcelona legends Lost&Found are celebrating 10 years of their market with an event starting at 11am at Moll de la Fusta.

Go visit the beautiful Tibidabo whilst shopping more second hand and vintage today with the Barcelona Vintage Market, it’s free entry and will also have street food, music and more for the whole family.

If you think we’ve missed something that we’d dig, post a comment of get hold of us on social media as @wearefoodscouts.

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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona 4th September – 10th September 2017

MONDAY 4th September 2017

Apparently, everyone’s too down about Game of Thrones being over to be hosting anything super cool tonight. So, we’d recommend a chilled night at CocoVail BeerHall (284 Carrer D’Aragó) for their Monday night 50 cents Chicken Wings offer from 7-10pm and their awesome selection of craft beer. Plus, their playlist is packed full of early 2000s indie gems and they have Jenga and Cards Against Humanity to play, so it’s always fun.

 

TUESDAY 5th September 2017

Looking to unwind somewhere interesting tonight? Polaroid Bar (29 Carrer Còdols) are accompanying their usual drinks offerings with a projection of Jimi Hendrix documentary, Voodoo Child from 8pm. Groovy.

London food and cocktail legends, Hawksmoor are taking over a Barcelona venue tonight from 8pm serving up some kick-ass cocktail creations to bring a new dimension to Creps El Born (12 Passieg el Born) we don’t think it’ll be crepe. Lol.

WEDNESDAY 6th September 2017

Looking to refine your Asian cookery skills? Wo Kitchen (7 Comerç) are hosting a course of cookery classes this week including today’s Asian Fusion class. The classes are being organised in partnership with the peeps behind Red Ant, Mosquito and Grasshopper so you’re in for a treat! Pop to their Facebook page for more info.

THURSDAY 7th September 2017

Fancy watching some films outside tonight (if it doesn’t rain, it might)? Nau Bostik (Carrer de Ferran Turné) are playing host to the Bostik Film Festival from 8pm, with the first film starting at 9pm. The event is sponsored by Moritz, so expect some locally brewed beverages to go alongside.

FRIDAY 8th September 2017

Time for another Festa Mejor! This time around it’s the turn of Poblenou, there’s various things going on throughout the week, but if you head towards Glories on the metro from today, they’ll be stuff happening on the streets for free throughout the rest of the week and into next week.

SATURDAY 9th September 2017

It’s always fun to welcome new food talent to the city, so if you’re in the mood for cakes or bakes, you can pop along to Cookona (160 Carrer Rosselló) from 5pm to celebrate their opening!

There’s only one thing that can make the combination of live music and art even better and that’s awesome food, so we’re stoked to hear about Mürger, a new event from Dirty Burger & Chicken Shop (2 Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli) where they’ll be live painting and music to accompany the mega food. What’s even better is that the finished painting will be given away to a guest who posts a photo to social media using the hashtag, cool beans.

Craft beer enthusiasts will want to head to the new opening for BeerShooters (478 Passeig de Fabra i Puig) we have one of these shops walking distance of our house and they always have a solid selection of local and Belgian beers for a fair price. Their party starts from 6pm.

SUNDAY 10th September 2017

Still haven’t visited Barcelona venue, Nau Bostik (Carrer de Ferran Turné)? This could be the perfect chance with their Give Me 5 Market, where everything €5 supermarket event from 11am, it’s free entry and there’s food, vintage clothing, art and more in this awesome street art decorated venue.

If you think we’ve missed something or have seen something that you think we’d dig, drop us a comment or get in touch on social media at @wearefoodscouts. If you want to help support what we’re doing, we’re also now on Patreon.

 

The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 28th August – 3rd September

MONDAY 28th August 2017

It’s Monday night and it’s time to watch the Game of Thrones finale, if you haven’t already seen it or already had it ruined for you, you can head to Irish Bar, Shenanigans (11 Carrer Marqués de Barberá) to watch it on the big screen whilst eating pies.

Whiskey, soda, pizza and rock’n’roll is offer at Vicino – Pizza Bar (68 Passeig Joan de Borbó) they’re offering cocktails from €6 and DJs spinning vinyl until 1am.

TUESDAY 29th August 2017

Fancying a Tuesday night party? Head to Sidecar (7 Plaça Reial) on the beautiful palm tree lined square for a night of rock at this famous Barcelona live music venue, entry is €5 but includes a beer or you can seek out a flyer for free entry. Their poster is cool and we dig this venue, so we think it should be a good night out.

 


WEDNESDAY 30th August 2017

It’s the famous La Tomatina festival today, which is basically a massive water fight except with tomatoes. We don’t know why either, but if you want to find out more you can take a day drip with Stoke Travel for €90 which includes all your transport, tickets, a guide and Sangria.


THURSDAY 31th August 2017

If you’re into cycling, you might fancy checking out this book launch from Barcelona cycling crew Dosonoventa Brotherhood, who are launching a book and limited edition prints today, they make very awesome merch, so worth looking up. Sounds interesting, it starts at 7pm at Wer-Haus (287 Carrer d’Aragò).

For craft beer and good tapas, head to Abirradero (77 Carrer Vila i Vila) for their birthday celebration, there’s been a pub on this site since 1917 and right now they’re serving a lot of experimental craft beers of their own creation, a handful of guest beers and good quality Catalan themed tapas and food. They’ve got special offers and live music to offer from 8pm to celebrate.

FRIDAY 1st September 2017

It’s Friday night and the eve of Barcelona’s next craft beer festival, Mash, so you might want to save yourselves for that. If not, there’s a 90s party happening at Dixi 274 (50 Sancho de ávila) tonight from 11.30pm with free shots from Thunderbitch, a cinnamon flavoured whiskey drink with branding that looks like an 80s hair metal band.

If you’re a member at Gracia based smoking club, HQ Barcelona you should definitely check out their live painting event tonight from 7pm with Venezuelan artist, Maikol de Sousa a.k.a Borneo Modofoker. HQ Barcelona are also fellow merch makers, so even if you’re not in Barcelona you might like their wares, so check them out! They’re making some awesome content online too, we dig it.

Since it’s the even of Mash, you will probably be wanting a least ONE craft beer, so we recommend heading to Olgod (74 Carrer Hospital) for their tap takeover with La Pirata from 10pm. They’ve got some other breweries taking taps over throughout the weekend too.

SATURDAY 2nd September 2017

It’s finally here! Mash Craft Beer Festival is on today and tomorrow and we’ve been looking forward to it ever since we spotted their swish advertisements at a festival earlier in the year. Tickets are €12.50 but include some drinks and a souvenir glass, and we’re all about those! They’re some amazing breweries representing over the weekend, we’re particularly excited about Cloudwater, Brewski, Magic Rock and The Wild Brew Co especially, but there are SO many brilliant local and international brands attending. SO STOKED, we’ll be doing some photos for Instagram too.

Looking for something other than beer? You might dig this Mexican themed event at Santísimo Agave (49 Vilodomat) for tequila, tacos for only €1 and Disco Mezcal DJ from 10pm.

SUNDAY 3rd September 2017

Time for some magic in Barcelona! Head to Barcelona-Estación de Francia from 5pm for a cosplay and photoshoot opportunity from BCN Cosplay, a kind of flashmob of witches and wizards catching the train to Hogwarts, sounds like fun! Full instructions can be found on their Facebook event.

If you think we missed something or want to tell us about something else, get in touch via email or on social media at @wearefoodscouts. Cheerskies! We’re off to find more craft beer, naturally.

The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 21st August – 27th August 2017

MONDAY 21st August

Our pals at sock company, AparTTogether are having a party today to launch their latest collaboration with STARZ, head to the awesome Montana Cafe & Restaurant (Comerç nº 4) from 7pm for music, special offers on the new socks and other tasty treats.

If you’ve ever dreamed of watching Star Wars’ Rogue One on the big screen whilst in a swimming pool, here’s your chance with Club Esportiu Mediterrani (44-52 Carrer Begur) tickets are only €5 and it’s recommended to book in advance if you can.

Today is also the last day of Festes Mejor de Gracia if you want to go check out the incredible street decorations, we went on Saturday and it was truly awesome!

TUESDAY 22nd August

Time for an Open Mic! Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer de Paradis) are hosting their weekly open mic tonight, you can sign up to perform music, comedy or magic! In a prime central location, this could be a great start to your night, plus it’s free!

WEDNESDAY 23rd August

It’s Festes Mejor de Sants this week, another of our favourite areas so there’s a lot of exciting stuff happening this week in this part of town. Head to Carrer del Valespirs for free live music tonight from 10.30pm, the bill has a ska and old school rock’n’roll vibe with The Sick Boys and the Barcelona Ska-Jazz Orchestra.

One of our favourite street food vans, The Big Whim is celebrating it’s 1st Anniversary this week, so you can go give them high fives and eat some awesome burgers whilst in Sants too. They’re going to be pitched up at Commission Parties Rossend Arús – FM Sants.

 

THURSDAY 24th August

Street art is a big news in Barcelona, you can’t walk down a street without seeing something colourful or creative, it’s part of the reason we love this city. If you’re itching to learn more, you can join a Street Art Course today with Secle Style and Alternative Barcelona, tickets are €25 but include materials and booze.

FRIDAY 25th August

Do you love metal music? Head to Hellfire (128 Violant d’Hongria) for cheap drinks and heavy music until 6am. Entrance is between €5-9 but includes a drink and in a twist of fate, if you turn up in swimwear you’ll get a free Hawaiian flower leis too, cos that’s well metal.

SATURDAY 26th August

Looking to skank and drink craft beer in Barcelona? You need to head to La Gorda Beer Factory (29 Carrer Riego) from 7pm for DJs spinning ska, rocksteady and early reggae tunes. Plus, it’s Festes Mejor de Sants so the local area is sure to be buzzing more than normal.

Mikkeller (202 Carrer Valencia) is continuing to kill it with their creative events today, this time it’s DrunKaraoke, for €25 you can join the competition, included in the ticket price is your slot, food, drink & a contribution to the winning drunken singers prize. The event states that you cannot be sick in the entrance and Lady Gaga songs are banned. Ok then, we’ll save our sick for elsewhere.

SUNDAY 27th August

Time for a chilled out Sunday with live music, tapas and Vermut at LUTE Bar & Bowl (9 Carrer de Sant Medir) celebrating the new album from Nerea Bassart. A great way to close a week of partying around Sants.

Did we miss something awesome? Let us know in a comment or tweet @wearefoodscouts, or don’t either way is fine with us.

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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 14th August – 20th August 2017

MONDAY 14th August

It’s Spain, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention the traditional dance culture once in a while. Salsa and other latin dance forms are super popular here and there are even night clubs dedicated to it and attracting a wide age range too. If you’re a beginner, you can attend a class at City Hall Barcelona (2-4 Rambla Catalyuna) followed by free dance time and a drink included in the €5 price tag. No need to book either, so a great last minute adventure, find out more on their Facebook event.

If you’re vegan in Barcelona or with mates who are, you should head to The Tanami Rooms (19 Poyeta Cabaynes) in Poblesec for their Meatfree Monday event, where they serve up vegan ramen, gyozas and other Japanese inspired tapas every Monday. We ate here last week and loved it, a full review is coming, but we can tell you that this is now firmly on our favourites list.

TUESDAY 15th August

Take your love for the meatball sub to the next level by heading to Mikkeller (202 Carrer Valencia) for a special meatball sandwich themed menu for the day. Not much else to say on this other than keep an eye on the bars Facebook page as they seem to be really on it with tasty sounding food & craft beer events lately. The Mikkeller bar in Barcelona was one of the first we visited on our first trip to the city so it’ll always hold a special place in our hearts.

Today is also the start of the Festa Mejor de Gracia, the barrio party for the Gracia region of the city, each region has it’s own street party in the Summer as a community building celebration of their area. The Gracia Festa Mejor is probably one of the most famous as they make a big show of creating elaborate street decorations. So, if there’s some bars and restaurants on your to visit area is that part of the, now is an exciting time to visit.

 

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WEDNESDAY 16th August

We haven’t been to check out Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer Paradis) just yet but if you’re looking for English language friendly events in the centre of the city, this could be a good venue to look up. If you fancy a piece of comedy, they host their own version of Whose Line Is it Anyway, every Wednesday at 8.30pm. They also serve craft beer, so should really be higher up our visit list. Events at this venue are usually free and often feature open mic or jamming aspects, so if you’re an aspiring performer this could be a great opportunity to get some practise.

THURSDAY 17th August

Feeling like having a gin and live music in a hidden Barcelona garden? If you’re looking for something a bit special, this event hosted by People on the Grid sounds like a cool way to meet new people. Hosted at Petit Palace Boqueria Hotel (12 La Boqueria) it’s free to attend.

If you’re more for finding your inner (or existing) rockstar, you can jam at Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer Paradis) . Every Thursday they host an open mic night where you can play your own compositions or jam with others. Entry is free but you can sign up in advance if you want to perform. If you’re feel shy, you can come for the show.

FRIDAY 18th August

We love tacos, so that’s why Mikkeller are landing on this week’s list twice, we’re not showing favouritism, we honestly think BOTH of their events this week look incredible and well worth checking out. Today, you can head over to their bar at 202 Carrer Valencia for tasty tacos, veggie and meat options and all made using their own craft beer brews. What’s even better is that you’re now in one of the craft beer district of the city and can start a most excellent pub crawl adventure. More on that idea to come.

Does a gin crawl sound more like your thing? Well, check out the Gin Route from Artisan Drinks, starting at Xixbar & Gin Corner (19 Calle Rocafort) just look at how many times they wrote gin in their Facebook event, it must be good! You need to book tickets and the company organise various gin themed events from €20 each.

 


SATURDAY 19th August

There is so much going on in the area all week for Festa Mejor de Gracia, but if you’re looking for a punk rock party, The Gallery by Error! are hosting Error! Fest (Plaça Rovira i Triasentry is free and bands run from 11pm – past 3am with a very bizarre headliner (at 2.30am) which we’re assuming is some Spanish meme from 3 years ago.

 

SUNDAY 20th August

If you want a chilled out bar atmosphere on a Sunday with a kick ass movie on in the background you should check out Polaroid Bar (29 Carrer Còdols), every Sunday they project a different film and this week it’s one of our fave Wes Anderson creations, The Royal Tenebaums. The film starts at 9pm and it’s free entry. We haven’t been yet, but this week might be the week!

Did we miss something awesome? Tell us if you want and if it’s worthy, we’ll add it in. Stay tuned to the @wearefoodscouts Instagram for new stuff and announcements coming soon.

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#ScoutsView Eating Out Review – Asian Ways, Barcelona

Our current food weakness is Asian food, especially when it comes to Japanese food or whenever there is dim sum or gyozas involved. Those little parcels of joy just hit the spot when you want something warm, comforting and delicious. Luckily for us, Barcelona also digs these vibes too so we’re quickly seeing how spoilt for choice we are for sampling cuisines from Asia. A few weeks back, we were not very organised and needed some grub in the Poble Sec area of Barcelona, so thought we’d try out Asian Ways (92 Av. del Paraŀlel), a relatively new Asian fusion restaurant serving up dishes from ramen to satay. But should we have strayed from our tried & tested restaurant finding methods?

First off, this is a very attractive looking place in a high traffic spot, so it’s no surprise that their contemporary decor and neon lights caught our attention, especially the neon lights because we have a soft spot for them. So top points for looking appealing, their branding is also pretty spot on with a simplified pop-art/comic book vibe when it comes to their menus and accompanying bits and bobs.

We were lured in also, by the fact that they had dim sum on their specials blackboard and we arrived just in time to pick up the last four buns in this slightly random selection that we’re still not 100% sure what they all were. Anyway, they looked the part and were presented the part but did not hit the spot 100% in terms of flavour. Sad times. We have set the bar high here though as we do love dim sum and have tried a lot. It was fine, but not something we’d order again from this place.

In contrast, their Chicken Satay with rice was excellent. Perfectly cooked so it’s still moist and that creamy, peanut butter based sauce that you just can’t hate on. Yum. Lovely presentation too on a bed of rice, a perfect Asian inspired tapas. We would definitely eat this here again.

Gyozas are always on our order when they’re available, so naturally we went for these little cuties. Points for being creative with the shape and for the presenting a portion that’s perfect for sharing. These were crunchy on the bottom with a yummy filling, made better with a soy sauce dipping. Again, nothing ground-breaking but good.

Ramen! Obviously, we can’t miss out on sampling someone else’s ramen, we love comparing recipes to our own and seeing how we match up to places that are claiming to be authentic. The ramen at Asian Ways totally looks the part, the bowl and spoon combo really add to the authentic look which gets you excited about stuffing your face. This was a nice enough bowl, with a nice variety of accompaniment, although we would personally have like an whole egg and not just half. We think ours is better but for a ramen newbie or if it’s the nearest ramen option, it’s good.

Would we go to Asian Ways again? Maybe. We don’t like giving places only once chance, unless it’s totally 100% shit. This was OK, there are better Asian restaurants to visit first, but it you want somewhere pleasant to sit in and in a useful location, why not? It’s certainly a very tourist friendly spot.

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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 7th August – 13th August 2017

MONDAY 7th AUGUST

Watching Game of Thrones tonight and wondering how you might be able to make your evening’s edibles more festive? Well, Croqueteca (3 Passatge Corsega) might have just the thing with their Game of Thrones themed croquette menu and special price of only €5 for 6 croquettes, one for each house in the show.

If you need to watch Game of Thrones in public surrounded by people, Irish Bar, Shenanigans continue their weekly big screen viewing.


TUESDAY 8th AUGUST

Unfortunately, there’s thunderstorms forecast for today so who knows if this one will actually go ahead. But, for only €3.50 you can head to nearby Cerdanyola del Vallès for a Mexican Cake Baking Class in a garden, hosted by El Jardin de Toby, you can find more info on their Facebook.

WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST

Head North today for a craft beer adventure, for €15, you can join Eventours Girona on their Craft Beer Tour of small brewery Popaire in Blanes. The tour lasts up to 2 hours and includes four beers and tapas. We haven’t heard of this brewery before but their bottles look appealing, so we’ll have to check them out.

THURSDAY 10th AUGUST

Looking for a workout with a bit of a twist, if you have the stamina to keep up with the deceptively difficult Vinyasa Flow style of Yoga, you can take a class on a rooftop today accompanied by a live cello performance and followed by  a green smoothie created by a talented chef. It’s €25 and taking place at OneOcean Port Vell Barcelona (26 Carrer Escar)

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST

DGTL Barcelona starts today, a techno and electronic music festival. We can’t comment more than that as it’s not our usual scene, but if it is your thing, it’s happening, go check it out!

If you’re looking for something a little more chilled (and in doors because there’s air conditioning and it’s fucking hot) head to Olgod (47 Carrer Hospital) for craft beer, good food and DJs spinning vinyl, this is more our scene. DJs kick off at 10pm, but the bar is open beforehand too.

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST

This sounds interesting, Foodisms are running their second collaboration with local farmers with this great event concept. For only €15-25 you can spend the day on a beautiful farm in nearby Masnou to harvest your own ingredients, before sharing a meal together with locally produced eco wine. Sounds pretty awesome to us and it won’t break the bank.

If you have bread on the mind (because it’s fucking delicious) you might dig up the dough (see what we did there) to attend this Focaccia Baking Workshop hosted by Italian Kitchen Workshops (24 Carrer del Pintor Fortuny), just €12 gets you your cooking class, food and wine between 5pm-7pm. Nice.

Looking for this week’s craft beer fix? Mikkeller (202 Carrer de Valencia) are launching their new brunch menu today from 12 noon, there’s no news of what will be included, but we love brunch and we love Mikkeller, so this sounds like a good shout.

YAY! We have a date set for our next Feast on a Farm The only question now is ‘Are you ready for it?’. For all those still in town this August, save Saturday the 12th as your day for some farm feasting fun ? . While the world may stop for some during next month, the farm keeps on giving and growing! So we’re gearing up to do the produce justice and hang out with The Auroros. ??? Sign up link in bio! // ¡YUHU! Ya tenemos nueva fecha para nuestra siguiente Comilona al Campo ¿estáis preparados? Para los que estarán por aquí el próximo 12 de agosto, reservad la fecha YA para comilonar al campo con nosotros ? ! Aunque el mundo para para la mayoría durante agosto, el huerto sigue creciendo y dando fruta (y verdura!). Así que vamos a gozar de esos productos ricos y disfrutar de la compañía de los Auroros ??? . Link para inscripciónes en nuestro bio! . . . ( ? de @monsieur_madame) . . . . . #foodismsforall #feastsonafarm #savethedate #summer #barcelona #farm #sustainable #organic #healthy #food #fun #farmer #friends #seasonal #plantbased #local #feast #comilonasalcampo #verano #catalunyaexperience #sostenible #eco #comidasana #amigos

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SUNDAY 13th AUGUST

Looking for a chilled out bar vibe for your Sunday? Aperol Spritz are hosting a free DJ session at their bar today (2 Passeig d’Isabel II) very close to the beach. They’ll be tapas and snacks as well as plenty of glasses of the orange stuff.

We haven’t featured this one before, but Brunch in the Park is a series of weekly events happening at Joan Brossa Gardens. The events focus on electronic music isn’t immediately our thing, but the event also promised food trucks, emerging designers and workshops for kids. So maybe Brunch in the Park is more than just the rave we thought it was. It starts at 1pm and ticket are between €11-22 depending on how quickly you book and it’s happening every Sunday, so you’ve plenty of time to get involved if this appeals.

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The Ultimate Food Scouts Guide to Barcelona: 31st July – 6th August 2017

It’s Monday and there’s no time to feel sad because there’s a bunch of awesome things happening this week in Barcelona. Here’s our picks of some of the things that we think sound the best. If you don’t agree, they you can go away. Let us know if you try out any of our recommendations!

MONDAY 31ST JULY

Believe it or not pizza, whiskey and rock’n’roll are on the cards for today if you head to Vicino Pizza Bar (68 Passeig de Joan de Borbó) plus you’ll be near the beach. The event starts at 8pm and is free to attend with DJs spinning old rock’n’roll, r’n’b and garage music on vinyl alongside Cinzano whiskey cocktails for only €6. Sounds good to us.

Monday nights also means Game of Thrones night, so if you missed it last week there’s another chance to watch the show live in an Irish Bar with meat pies and big pints if you head to Shenanigans.

TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST

How about a free cinema visit? You can go catch David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive today at Cera 13(13 Carrer de Cera) I can’t tell you what it’s about really, as I haven’t seen it since it first came out and was far to young to make sense of this surreal film set in Hollywood. It’s being shown in the original language with Spanish subtitles too which is awesome.

Craft beer and live music are one of our favourite combinations. So if you want to enjoy some acoustic music whilst you sample the menu at La Cervesera Artesana (14 Carrer de Sant Agustí) head there from 9pm to catch Pau Gil (from a band called Black Sandwich, double points for a food themed band name) play acoustic.

WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST

Every Wednesday is Mojito Night at TOC Hostel & Suites ( 580 Gran Via de les Corts Catalane) ideal if you’re travelling and looking to save money whilst meeting some new people, you can grab a mojito for only €4 from 7pm with their terrace open from 9pm.

Want to catch some FREE stand-up comedy? Head to Craft Barcelona (4 Carrer del Paradís) from 9.30pm tonight for the bar’s weekly free comedy night.

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THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST

Love tapas but want to try the French version? There’s a great offer on at Ginette (12 Rec Comtal) in El Born today, two classes of wine and a French tapas plate for only €10. The offer starts from 6.30pm and sounds like the perfect chance to try a new restaurant in a beautiful location.

FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST

Want to start off your Friday night in a REALLY geeky way? We honestly cannot recommend Gigameish (8 Carrer Bailen) enough, it’s an awesome shop that sells comics, traditional games and books as well as being the company behind bringing a Spanish translation of both Game of Thrones and Magic the Gathering to Spain. From 5.30pm you can head to this nerd heaven to either learn how to play Magic the Gathering or meet other players for a game or two before heading out to one of the below. This happens every Friday.

Good beer and good tunes at happening at Olgod (74 Carrer Hospital) tonight (although you’ll get that combination all the time at this place really) they have DJ Pan (hooray for more food themed music names!) and La Escuela del Groove spinning funk, hip hop, disco and fat bass, don’t know what that last one means, but at least it’s not techno. If you haven’t been to Olgod before, you might like to head there for 10pm.

It’s Friday, we have a weird history with gin, but we also love Mikkeller (202 Carrer de Valencia) and fruit so we’d recommend checking out Sour’n’Jeans Beer Cocktail Night where the team will be combining Simcoe Dry Hop Gin with one of three Berliner Weisse sour beers: Yuzu, Raspberry or Apricot. Sounds pretty incredible to us. Also, the location of this bar is a perfect starting/ending point for a little craft beer pub crawl!

 

SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST

Today’s alcohol of choice will be Sake if you head to ta secret location in the Poblenou region of the city. Master Sake brewer, Masaru Terada from Terada Honke sake brewery visits La Nave de Sake today to present some of his natural brews alongside a tasting menu created by Sebastian Mazzola. It’s pricy at €80 a ticket, but sounds like it’s going to be pretty special. If you can’t make this event, keep an eye on the brewery for other private dinners and tasting events.

Looking for vegan treats? You won’t want to miss Feria Vegana at Casal De Barri “Pou De La Figuera” (70 Carrer Sant Pere Més Baix) today from 2pm there’s a whole host of stalls selling food, cosmetics, clothing and more as well as a rock band playing at 7pm. Check their Facebook event for the full programme of the day.

SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST

Not much is occurring today, although the weather forecast is predicting that Sunday will be one of the cooler days of the week, so perhaps a wander around the parks and gardens of Parc de Montjuïc with a picnic might be fun. Otherwise stay home and catch up on some TV shows and films you’ve missed.  It’s Six Feet Under, Preacher and Black Books for us at the moment. Hit us up on Twitter or Instagram if you want any specific recommendations.

Think we missed something rad? Let us know, or don’t either way is good with us. Enjoy your week!

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#ScoutsView Eating Out – Pizza Market Sants Food, Barcelona

I don’t even want to think about how many pizzas we’ve consumed in our lifetime, particularly that period of time where money was no object and I was convinced that the only solution to a hangover was to order a large Dominos and sides to eat to myself. I’m pleased to say that my pizza tastes have diversified since those days and as a pair we’re always on the look out for the perfect pizza. Since we’ve cut down on eating so much wheat, pizzas have become a treat now, making the need to find the ideal slice even more crucial. We’ve been struggling to find a good pizza takeaway which isn’t a big chain, but Pizza Market Sants may be the one.

We’ve had takeaway delivered to our flat twice from this place and although it was head and shoulders above the competition in terms of the quality of the ingredients used and the choice of toppings, we found that this thin Neopolitan style pizza gets a bit chilly on the journey over, so we were stoked to be able to eat in this time at their very swish looking Sants location. It’s not a restaurant, it’s just a really nice looking takeaway with three tables should you choose to eat in, pretty ideal really.

Since we last ate Pizza Market, they’ve also developed their own craft beer, so naturally we gave this a go. Love the branding, it looks the part but we’d say the taste was pretty average. It still beats a Carlsberg or other mass produced brew that is saturating the markets everywhere, so we’re not going to get mad over one average beer, at least they tried and it’s better than many of the alternatives. Although, perhaps they would fare better by stocking a few local beers instead since there are so many to choose from?

We ordered a classic pizza, the Búfala with rocket, serrano ham and two types of cheese including mozzarella. We think the other cheese is a Buffalo Mozzarella given the pizzas name. At €10.90 it’s very fairly priced for the size, service and quality of ingredients. The menu also features some more experimental flavours at higher price tags too, so there’s a little something for all tastes, although they don’t have any standard vegan options.

The open kitchen was awesome to watch and see the pizza magic unfold before our eyes, Pizza Market is clearly very popular with locals with a bustling team of young staff constantly shipping pizzas to tables and out to mopeds for delivery, it was pretty inspiring to watch. But how was the pizza? Delicious, the ingredients are fresh and good quality on a lovely thin, slightly crisp base. One of the cheeses was a little grainy, so that’s a small complaint, but it could have just been because of the topping choices we made. It wasn’t enough of a problem to stop us sampling Pizza Market again.

Would we recommend this place? Hell yeah! It’s one of the top five pizzas we’ve tried in Barcelona so far, it’s a little bit out of the centre, so not ideal for all types of visitors, but if you happen to be staying/living in the Sants or Hospitalet areas of Barcelona it’s worth ordering in or popping in for a visit. Now, where should we go for pizza next? Send us your suggestions and we’ll tell you more pizza adventures as they unfold.

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