Over on the "Not About Food" board, Neil Anderson asked
for suggestions about Barcelona in connection with his
forthcoming trip there in October. As it happens, my
wife and I are also going to be in Barcelona from
October 8 through October 15.
Neil, there is lots of good information on Barcelona in
previous Chowhound posts. Use the search feature
(chowhound.com/search/search.html) and check them out.
In January 1998, for example, Jim Leff noted that his
favorite place to eat in Barcelona is Liar del'all i
oli in Badelona. There is also a terrific post by
Kathryn Callaghan in June 1999.
If any of you have some additional suggestions on
places to eat in and around Barcelona, please share.
For Jim Leff: I took your suggestion, and have in hand
the book, "The New Spaniards," along with some other
interesting sounding books on Catalan culture and
history. I've never been to Barcelona before, and I'm
psyched. Any and all other suggestions on how best to
experience the Catalan culture will be greatly