Check the City Guides tours out when you visit San Francisco, especially if you want to explore Dogpatch.
Stiegl is the largest brewery in Salzburg, and has a long tradition of beer making (and marketing). With our Salzburg card we headed out to visit, see the museum, and find out what our free gift and beer tastings would look like. There were tours advertised, but if you don’t speak German, they may as […]
It’s a cold winter night, with a strong wind that’s unusual for Jerez, when we bundle into the Meson del Asador. At least, that’s what it says on the door. Everyone we’re with knows it as the Asador de Leon: the Lion’s BBQ. The warmth from the coal BBQ – a coal grill I’d normally […]
We’ve passed El Garaje (the Garage) many times in our walks around Jerez. Opposite the Souk (Zoco), it’s always busy on Saturdays – power-ballads and rock hits from the 80s and 90s blasting. What’s less known is that during the week, their menu del dia comes in at just €6 for a starter, main, bread […]
The Gorila cerveceria, or beer bar, is another popular option on Plaza Plateros. They serve a wide variety of cold cuts and cheeses, plus play up the German beer connection with sausages and pickled gherkins. Most people are here for the beers though. The Gorila has a wide variety by Spanish standards: several German and […]
Calle Larga is the main shopping street in Jerez de la Frontera: fashion, telecoms, opticians, pharmacies, and tobacconists – they’re here. What seems to be missing is a place to sit with a cold beer while your partner is trying on clothes; or a place for a snack and coffee while you recharge for the […]
Jerez is rightly famous for its prestigious Sherry wine, and one place that ought to be famous is the tabanco on Plaza Plateros. It takes its wine seriously, but without pretension – and with a huge local following. A tabanco is a traditional wine shop, with the booze poured from wooden barrels right into your […]
All bars in Jerez are quiet before 10… Many don’t kick off until after 12, but I’m at Damajuana – known for its Flamenco – early on a Tuesday for the weekly English-language meetup. It’s huge doors open off a narrow cobbled street into an anteroom with three bars off it. A glass of oloroso […]