We walk through the Gros district, no, it's not a gross district, just the name of the neighborhood we are staying. We find some stores that have all kinds of cutesy gadgets but not what we are looking for. All around Spain you have Chinese people who run a business, not laundry, they are called "Bazar". These stores have everything you could possibly need in the home only very cheap. We searched several of these but only saw pigs and sheep stuff but no cows with forks in the tower. I'll bet this is sounding rather stupid. We are in Spain looking for something that goes with France.
We walk all the way to the old town with no luck. There's always the internet. This is the week of the Horror Film Festival here and we come to the Teatro Principal which is showing some of the horror movies up for nomination. From the looks of the advertisement we have seen, they look like they are from the 50's, strange!
|All the ghouls have gathered, just in time for Halloween|
When we met the couple from Seattle they had told us of a pintxos bar that served mainly seafood pintxos. We found it easily enough and had 3 mussel dishes that had different toppings. A spicy tomato sauce, a cole slaw with vinegarette and the 3rd was a garlic sauce, outstanding! Time to move to our favorite bar in SS.
We enter La Cuchara de San Telmo and the bartender recognizes us right away. I am having the Beef Cheeks and Julie goes for the Risotto which we have not tried. We also order a glass of the sparkling white wine that is famous in this region, Txakoli. Julie has had it but I have not. After finishing of the best beef cheeks imaginable I sip the wine to clean my palette. YUK! I felt like throwing up! Not for me. Julie gladly downs the glass. I won't kiss her for a week (NOT) Her Risotto is good but nothing special. I'm happy as I have had the cheeks again, YUMMY!
We are walking the old town in a grid to see if we spot the Cow spotted Eiffel Tower with forks stuck in it but have no luck. Time to eat a little more. We stop at Borda Berri which is highly rated on Trip Advisor and supposedly they have the best cheeks anywhere. I'll believe that when I taste them!
|Borda Berri, our 3rd stop.|
Continued to walk around the old town, our bellies full just soaking the atmosphere in. We come upon a little group that happens to be singing "My way" as we pass by......
|Trio minus one|
|We love Paris and live in Wisconsin. What could be better? STOP LAUGHING AT US :)|