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Barcelona
La Cova Fumada: The Bomb Squad

Opened in 1944, La Cova Fumada (“The Smoked Cave”) is one of the most beloved gastronomic icons in Barcelona’s port area. Every day, people from all over the city come here to enjoy the powerful charms of the smell of fried fish, the spicy bite of their original “potato bombs” and the warmth of the familiar, old-school atmosphere. Continue »

Shanghai
Tang Palace: The Bird House

If you find yourself in the waiting area at Tang Gong (an hour-long inevitability if you go for dim sum on the weekends), there’s plenty to see to make the minutes go by faster. Continue »

Mexico City
First Stop: Rick Poon and Bora Kim's Mexico City

Editor’s note: In the latest installment of our recurring feature, First Stop, we asked Rick Poon and Bora Kim where they stop first when they land in Mexico City. Continue »

Athens
Gastronomy Museum: Edible Exhibits

In June of this year, a new museum joined the roster of cultural institutions in Athens and is the first dedicated to Greek gastronomy. Continue »

Rio
Galeto Sat’s: Spring Chickens and Sugarcane Spirits

Although there are plenty of bars on Copacabana’s famous Avenida Atlântica – or even at the beach, at the so called quiosques – very few are worth a visit. Many are just tourist traps. Others are much too expensive. Continue »

Barcelona
La Estrella: Grand Dame

An old star from the previous century still shines brightly in Port Vell. Renovated in 1992, La Estrella is a small, comfortable restaurant that serves simple but refined Catalan dishes, thoughtfully prepared from quality local products. Continue »

Shanghai
Spicy Moment: The Hunan Touch

It’s a rare feat, even in Shanghai, when a Chinese restaurant serves authentic dishes in an atmosphere that is style-conscious, laid-back and affordable. Spicy Moment manages all three, so it’s no surprise to learn that the owner, Lao Deng, owns a quirky interior design shop just across the street and constantly moves between the two spaces. Continue »

Mexico City
Fonda El Refugio: The Comeback Kid

Fonda El Refugio is a name that you will likely come across when looking at guides to Mexico City. The small restaurant in Zona Rosa, a popular tourist destination, has been serving authentic Mexican food for more than 57 years. Politicians, artists, writers and all kinds of celebrities have dined here over all those decades. Continue »

Istanbul
Save Pando: Eviction Threat for Istanbul's Iconic Kaymak Shop

It was at a dinner at Mikla, one of Istanbul’s fanciest restaurants, that we identified a turning point in this city’s restaurant culture, one which might finally favor the informal, traditional and often overlooked local eateries that are the heart, soul and lovely underbelly of this city. Continue »

Istanbul
CB on the Road: Island Hopping Fit for a Prince

One of our favorite spots to make a quick summer getaway from Istanbul is the idyllic car-free and forested paradise of the Princes’ Islands, located just a short ferry ride away from the city. Here’s where you should eat when you get there. Continue »

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