The World's Best Food Cities: Barcelona

F&W tapped local experts in five of the world's great food cities—Tokyo, Sydney, New York, Barcelona and Paris—to find the essential rest...
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Casa Leopoldo

1929 Decades before the Raval neighborhood became trendy, this tiled, bullfighting-themed hangout drew a fashionable crowd to this gritty street. Artists, anarchists, writers, toreros, bankers—everyone gathered here. The place became famous as the second home of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, the journalist and food writer whose legendary crime novels famously feature a foodie detective. Leopoldo served simple Catalan classics like the best pan con tomate in town with fat anchovies, as well as plush scrambled eggs with cod and potatoes, and stewed pork hocks with wild mushrooms. It still maintains its edge, and draws journalists and Catalan bohemians.

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