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Escribà – Seeking an alternative path back to the hotel, we end up strolling through what would be called a lively but “transitional” neighborhood back home, and soon find ourselves deposited on the Gran Via, a majestic grand avenue with soaring iron balconies and wide vistas. Also here is this notable chocolate/pastry purveyor, into which we simply must divert for a little snack. The chocolate is tremendous – dark, spicy and flavorful – though the coffee served with it is bitter and hollow. And despite plenty of prepared food and tables at which to sit, they seem confused by our desire to combine the two; most people are choosing to export their purchases. Maybe we have, in fact, found the one time of day at which Barcelona’s residents do not eat. It’s almost shocking. (10/06)


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