Thursday, November 28, 2013

Scenes from our weekend

This past weekend was a weekend of gluttony. The temperature dropped to the low forties sometime last week so we decided to plump up a bit so that our fat could keep us warm. Ha! Actually, we just kept popping into restaurants and cafes while we were walking about so that we could escape the cold. As a result we got to taste some great grub from places we'd never been to while exploring a new neighborhood.

Here are some scenes from our weekend:

This was taken at Macchina,a pasta bar in Gracia that we stumbled upon accidentally. This place is pretty cool. You pick whatever shape pasta you want and whatever sauce and you can add additional toppings if you like. I had tagliatelli with a bolognese sauce which was okay but the Professor's gnocchi was excellent and the little one really enjoyed the homemade lemonade. He's getting much better at tableside manners (not as much throwing of food as before) but he's far from perfect so I try to make a habit of snapping pictures of him before the food is served and utter disaster commences. 


Gnocchi so good it deserved it's own photo. 


Even though we filled up on tons of carbs, we still thought that a proper dessert was in order. And what could be better on a cold day than churros, hot, sugary and just a teeny bit oily with a side of hot chocolate? Nothing. 


I don't remember the name of this place but it's somewhere in a plaza in Gracia off the metro stop called Fontana. The smell of chocolate just overwhelms you the second you walk in and when you're inside the shop you can see the kitchen where the chocolate is made through the glass windows. My only complaint is that there's practically no seating here. So you kind of have to just grab your chocolate and go. Not a big complaint but I definitely prefer taking my time with my dessert. 


And last but not least, over the weekend the Christmas lights were finally turned on even though they've been up for a few weeks now. It's so pretty walking down the street seeing the twinkling lights everywhere. It just cheers things up and makes even ugly doors covered in graffiti look nicer. 

So that's what we've been up to. What did you guys do?


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