Archive for March, 2014

March 26, 2014

Barcelona Wine Bar, A Tapas Lover’s Dream

by jem614

IMG_2878[1]In trying to be inconspicuous at a work dinner (my regular work dinner), the pictures for this great restaurant were less than satisfactory.  It doesn’t truly convey the great tapas options we had.  Everyone else at my table was a guy and a meat-eater but the waitress kindly asked everyone if there were any allergies or diet restrictions before we started our “$55/each” meal.  The rest of the night, I was offered only vegetarian options and there were quite a few.  I even ate Quail eggs for the first time (they made me want to be vegan- I don’t like the soft texture of the eggs).

The first round was a bread with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes on top of a glass of sherry, next came the olives tray (super spicy), followed by curry chickpeas, the quail egg and one or two more.  I don’t think it was worth $55 each but it was such a great dining experience or maybe it was the company but I really enjoyed myself.  It could have been the exceptional wait staff as well.  The place was packed when we sat down to eat at around 8:30 as well as the bar being full.   When we left around 11 pm, there was very few people except at the bar.  It is that warm atmosphere that you want in a restaurant/bar that keeps you coming back despite your rapidly depleting funds.

Barcelona is a great place to take a date for a romantic night out or even meet friends or coworkers at the bar.  Definitely a must-go if you’re in Stamford, CT!

http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/stamford.htm

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March 7, 2014

To Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week… A TrueBar for The “You That Is Truer Than True”

by jem614

I love granola bars and especially ones with chocolate chips in them.  This Truebar, by Bakery on Main, has a more “homemade” taste and really hits the spot.  I loved that it has only whole ingredients and is Gluten Free to boot.  Plus it comes in a really cute pink wrapper.   Check them out at http://www.bakeryonmain.com or find them in your local natural grocer.

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