[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bar Carrera

Very lovable little establishment. You can't help but enjoy the way it is decorated. The tiny dining room opens at 7, so we sat at the bar, and as it was early, the place was not at all crowded. We enjoyed a carafe of cucumber sangria, normally I am a red sangria person, but this was refreshing and different. The strawberry sangria is also delicious, also not your typical sangria with the fruity and clove-ness of it. A 15 dollar carafe is 4 full glasses, its a really great deal. It made me happy that this place served a drink with coke and red wine, that my friends always make fun of me for loving. One bartender was easy on the eyes, but kind of a dodo and didn't seem to know much about anything, and on another occasion the bartender was much more fun and intelligentWe ordered a simple chorizo tapa and a more interesting one of bread, queso, jamon, almond spread, and a raisin vinaigrette that brought it to a different level. The egg in a blanket tapas (truffled egg, jamon, manchego, brioche) is outrageously amazing- even though it was 6 dollars for one bite. The portions are tiny, but its a good environment to relax and reminisce of vacationing in Spain.

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