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Tokyo
Drink Like a Local: To Stand or Sit in Azabu Juban?

Editor’s note: This is a new installment in an occasional series about where to wet your whistle in true Tokyo style.

Every Tokyo neighborhood has its standing bars, usually near the train station. Azabu Juban’s most popular, Juban Stand, is located on a backstreet running parallel to the shoten gai shopping street. Continue »

Barcelona
La Cuina del Guinardó: Refinement, to Go

Up in the high streets of the Horta-Guinardó hills, not far from the old historic building of L’Hospital de La Santa Creu i Sant Pau, there is a restaurant with a big concentration of culinary talent but just eight tables. To make things worse, they are only available during two hours for lunch. Continue »

Barcelona
Can Pineda: A Workers' Canteen Grows Up

The rustic family favorite Can Pineda has been holding down this corner of Barcelona’s El Clot neighborhood since 1904. It was not a restaurant originally, but a typical wine shop and canteen, where plenty of life could be found amongst the wooden barrels that now slumber peacefully on their perch up above the dining room. Continue »

Istanbul
Mari: The Cosmopolitan

Editor’s note: The chef and owners of Mekan have moved on to a new location, which they’ve named Mari. We’re sorry to report that Mekan itself has since gone downhill.  Continue »

Beirut
Chateau Belle-Vue: Bordeaux in Bhamdoun

Although it lags behind other Mediterranean countries in terms of production, Lebanon still boasts a considerable wine culture and nearly a dozen wineries. Continue »

Athens
CB on the Road: Winemaking in Naoussa

Just an hour’s drive from Thessaloniki, right in the heart of Macedonia, beautiful Naoussa is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Full of tasty mezes and specialties made of pork and veal, as well as amazing pies, the local cuisine has evolved with the wine and tsipouro culture of the area. Continue »

Barcelona
CB on the Road: Martín Faixó in Cadaqués

“In Cadaqués, we cure anchovies differently than anywhere else,” Rafel Martín Faixó told us. We were sitting at long wooden tables outside of his family’s winery, on a sunbaked hilltop in Cadaqués, two and a half hours north of Barcelona. Continue »

Athens
Greece’s 2015 Wine Harvest: Smaller Is Better

There is an ancient saying in Greek, Theros, Trygos, Polemos, meaning “wheat harvest, wine harvest and war”: All three are situations that need immediate attention and cannot be postponed until later. Continue »

Athens
Dionysus Returns: The Greek Wine Revival

There’s been a revolution taking place in Greece over the last couple of decades, and it doesn’t have much to do with the political and economic turbulence troubling the country – it’s all about wine. Continue »

Barcelona
Norte: Northern Exposure

On a beautiful corner of L’Eixample sits Norte, a small yet warm, inviting and light-filled bar with a constellation of shining lights spelling out its name inside and a few tables with fresh flowers. Continue »

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