If you’re looking for a sociable corner of Barcelona to go on a tapas crawl with locals, take a look at this article I’ve written over on Travelers Digest.
“No matter your budget, one of the unbridled joys of travelling is the anticipation of the culinary coquettes that lie in wait. When it comes to Spain, tapas are firmly at the top of the list. With a ‘share and share alike’ mentality, this pick ‘n’ mix of portions lets you sample the very best – cheaply – that Iberian cuisine has to offer.
Away from the tourist traps in the centre, Barcelona is sloughing off its skin. Nowhere is this more evident than in the district of Poble Sec. A sliver of a thing on the map, the up-and-coming ‘dry village’ is an inconspicuous neighbourhood, lacking the signature sights that draw the travelling hordes to Barcelona year round. It is, however, an authentic nook of the city with a strong community spirit, and has been busy carving out a name for itself as a gastronomic hotspot over recent months.”