Chicken Bar – Port Olimpic, Barcelona

A very good afternoon to you all! I’ve just got back from a weekend away in Barcelona with a fabulous group of women and thought I would write a post about one of the places we ate while we were there.

We’d just finished a really relaxing cruise on a BBQ catamaran and needed some nibbles and cocktails before we headed back to our apartment. Conveniently placed at the end of the pier was Chicken Bar.  We’d seen the menu online and were lured in by the cheap cocktails and the menu looked pretty safe.

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Super Duper Burger – Castro District, San Francisco

Super Duper Burger is a ten location burger shoppe spread over San Francisco (6 locations), South Bay  (2 locations) and North Bay (2 locations).  They pride themselves on using ingredients sourced from just miles away from their restaurants to make the ‘perfect burger’ and ensure any product they use is of the highest standard – having travelled across the pond and being a burger fan, this made me curious!

Linked with the above, SDB say that their “slow food values” for fast food make for a higher cost but with a Super Burger (2x 4oz double patties) costing $7.75 I don’t think that’s half bad at all. You can customise your burger with a free selection of salad or bacon/cheese/avocado/egg for a maximum of $1.50 per item and with fries priced at a maximum of $3.25 it’s pretty reasonable.

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Starbucks – Unicorn Frappuccino

So if you’re part of the internet I can guarantee you’ve seen the Unicorn Frappuccino, a limited edition drink handed to us by Starbucks. It’s only available in America and it’s just fortunate basic bitch timing for me that, as a Londoner, I’m in San Francisco for the 4 days it’s available.

Apart from being perfect Instagram fodder, what is this drink? We’ve seen articles about how much the baristas hate it, how it tastes awful and how your teeth will fall out as soon as they come within a meter of this sparkly beverage. So I had to get one!

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Schwartz’s Deli – Trocadero, Paris

We were loitering around the Trocadero Gardens having a little look at the Eiffel Tower and watching some skateboarders do their thing and at some point hunger approached us. I had a quick google and Schwartz’s Deli popped up….checked out the website and the menu looked pretty HAWT so knew we had to go.

A lot of restaurants in Paris work in an ‘open for lunch, have a break then open for dinner later on’ kind of way and this one was no exception so we had to wait a dreaded half hour until the place opened at seven.  We’d had a look through the window though and the interior was pretty pleasing – done up in an American New York diner style without being too tacky and over the top.   There were lots of pin up girls on the walls – which I approve of – celebrity mug shots, old magazine covers and some Elvis thrown in. Bingo bango.

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Burgermeister, das Berliner Burger – Berlin, Germany

Apparently it is widely believed that the Hamburger originated in Hamburg (hence the name), the invention of Otto Kuase who used to serve butter fried patties topped with a fried egg to sailors. There are plenty of other claims to the first Hamburger, but we like this one, and so we thought we’d take a break from the wurst and give a burger a go in the country where it was (allegedly) invented. So where better when in Berlin than Burgermeister, the go-to place in Berlin for burgers, which frequently features on best eats lists for the city. When I arrived I was amused to see the innately hip Berlin has not missed out on the trend of turning public loos into eating establishments. (Maybe it even started here? Who knows!) Continue reading

Het Karbeel (Cheese) + Omel-Egg (Brunch) – Amsterdam

Amsterdam! What a fine city it is. Although it’s renowned for the sexy and substance side of things, the sexiest thing I found (sorry, working girls and guys) was the grub.

We consumed some great food during our long weekend visit and hopefully this blog will help with some recommendations if you choose to go too!

This post covers Het Karbeel for some gosh darned fine fondue and Omel-Egg which will cover all your breakfast needs in a very individual way!

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Shake Shack – Upper West Side, New York City

Today, children, I am going to tell you about a burger that passed my lips in a city you may have heard of – New York AKA The Big Apple.

I was strolling down past central park, had just visited a very heavily policed car boot sale (NY has a ton of cops all standing around looking casual) and ended up meandering around just checking out what was what. But then. Hunger strook. Er…yeah. A Shake Shack was in the distance. This didn’t overly please me, I will admit.

I’ve had Shake Shack before in the UK and it didn’t blow me away. People bang on about it like it’s the second coming of jebus but really it was just a burger for me. But I thought hey, let’s give it a crack. THIS IS AMURKUH! And I was pleased I did. This location was, in fact, the second ever Shake Shack to open and it has welcomed folk through the door since 2008.  For reference, the address is 366 Columbus Ave and we sat in the conservatory bit so we could people watch and see the park.

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