While wandering around Madrid, I stumbled upon Casa Hernandez, an alpargateria… Which is apparently what you call an espadrille maker.
They have tons and tons of materials (for custom orders) and shoe style samples in the window.
Once you’re in (after the crazy line), you order (all in Spanish) and try things on. In my case, by showing the clerk pictures of the styles I want and babbling in broken Spanish with lots of hand gestures.
1 pair of denim espadrilles, €5.75
1 pair of black crochet espadrilles, €19.50
1 pair of beige heeled wedges, €25
It was 11pm and I needed dinner… Luzia was nearby, so I thought I’d give it a shot. They have a huge menu — from burgers and pasta to “tapas” and pizza. The pizza we tried wasn’t bad, though the crust was more of a crisp tortilla than what I expected from pizza dough.
Other than what’s pictured below, we also ordered the potato omelete (meh) and the fried artichokes (not bad, but on the oily side).
Tuna sashimi over corn “pancakes” (I think they mean chips) with avocado & some other stuff — pretty tasty!
Pizza with cheese, arugula, bresola — not bad, but not quite a pizza.
Conveniently located, but once again, nothing spectacular.
Dried tuna? (I didn’t know this was a thing. But apparently it is!)
Some razor clams, in butter. Just because. Lunch, or the meal that loosely filled the role of lunch yesterday was at a Ciudad Comal. Razor clams, fried fish, veal and some desserts. Not bad, but nothing spectacular or particularly interesting.
After doing no updates for weeks due to too much homework, I’m on vacation!
I’m currently in Barcelona adjusting to jet lag and eating way, way too much… Including,
Caviar out of the jar with a wooden stirrer, because I’m classy like that. (And too lazy to find a spoon)
Our haul from a trip to the market. Figs are super cheap, 3 euros for a kilo, so we got half a kilo.
AND JAMON. EVERYWHERE. SO MUCH OF IT.