This ALWAYS grosses me out. Bread baskets re-stacked and reused after being on dirty tables, bar stools, even the floor… never cleaned, the serviettes lining them rarely changed. And in the worst case scenarios, unused bread gets “recycled”. Does this happen in other countries?
It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since I met these guys. This week Jeanine and Juan, the husband and wife team behind La Azotea, are celebrating ten years since they opened their first bar/restaurant in calle Jesús del Gran Poder. Since then they have opened three more, as well as having two children, and they also run a successful catering business. Well done, you two, and happy 10th anniversary!
Taberna El Gallo is probably the most emblematic traditional bar in Córdoba. Great wines and food too! It is my favourite spot in the city. So I was very sad to read that it was going to close after the death of the owner, who ran the business with her husband. Rent issues, along with the ages of its present staff, some of whom have recently retired, have led to the bar closing its doors after 83 years.
Then I saw that someone has started a Change.org petition to preserve the bar and keep it going. Presumably under new management, but hopefully retaining its charm, character and heritage. Here is the link so you can sign the petition and help save Taberna El Gallo.
Running three Instagram accounts is a bit challenging at times, especially as I like to put SOMETHING up there every day. Lately I’ve been having fun with the disappearing stories, and will soon put some of them up permanently.
Here are some I did today (what you can’t see is that the little Winnie the Pooh in the middle pic is animated and doing a happy dance along the bar shelf). Click on the image to make it bigger… or you could pop over to the accounts and see the stories while they’re still there…
A positive outcome of yesterday’s duvet disaster was that I revisited a very unique bar that, although in my neighbourhood, I’d only been to once before. I mean, it’s tiny, and so I always supposed it was just a place for a quick beer. Which was why I was there this time, while waiting for my duvet to finish washing at the laundrette just up the street. But then I saw they did a lot of fresh fish tapas, as well as some traditional stews and other meat dishes. We opted for a dish of chicharrones to go with the beer, but I will definitely be back.