Restaurant Reviews

41 Grados, Barcelona, Spain

In January 2011, the three-Michelin-starred chef Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert Adrià, opened this small tapas bar (tapas as in "many small dishes"). Their idea was a multi-course dinner experience, with m...

Espresso House

Ever wondered why Starbucks hasn't expanded into Sweden? Well, now they have, but only on a handful of locations. And it was more of a rhetorical question. You see, in the nineties a couple in the south of Swed...

Patrón XO Café, Las Vegas, NV USA

Patrón is a brand of tequila products produced in Mexico by the Patrón Spirits Company, and Patrón XO is their "ultra premium" tequila. Either they've leased their name out, or they're actually having a café/ic...

Blu Jam Café in Sherman Oaks, CA USA

Artisan food and organic ingredients, that's unique sales point many business try to make these days. Actually, with organic coffeeshops popping up every here and there, and with Whole Foods around every corner...

Arby’s in Alabama, USA

On my way across the US, I'm listening to the radio. Conservatives are debating the importance of protecting the constitutional rights to bare arms. As a European, I find the discussion unusual and very interes...

Cheer Burger in Los Angeles, USA

First thursday of every month, thousands of people gather on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California, to eat food, smoke pot, make out and dance. Well, at least they eat and socialize, that's all I can pro...

Xurreria Trebol in Barcelona, Spain

Xurreria El Trebol launched in 1950, making it the oldest churros place in town, that’s still in business. You'll find all kind of fried items here,  such as chicken wings and variations of churros, like these ...

Bacoa in Barcelona, Spain

Some places are good. Others are bad. And then there are the ones that are praised in some kind of mass hysteria, when in fact they're terrible. Bacoa in Barcelona is such a place. The premise looks great, ...

Wiener Caféet – Stockholm, Sweden

This place has existed since 1904, with various owners. Less than a year ago, the café was all renovated and became a modern high end coffee house (i.e coffee shop). The waiter seats you at a table, and the peo...
Café Fazer in Helsinki, Finland

Fazer Café – Helsinki, Finland

Karl Otto Fazer was a Finnish businessman, who in 1891 decided to establish a coffeehouse (i.e cafe) in Helsinki, Finland. His coffeeshop evolved into a Finnish empire of restaurants, coffee shops and even a wi...