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Available: 2 tickets to NEXT Steakhouse for Sat Apr 19 @ 10:15

Got these tickets a long time ago and cant travel to Chicago anymore for it. Just need to transfer them to someone. Please email me if interested: faisal.sultan@gmail.com Or twitter @friskygeek

Cheers!
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Apr 18, 2014
friskygeek in Chicago Area

Comerc 24 who's been ?

Did you end up going? How was it?

We're off to Barcelona next week and have a lunch reservation there.

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Sep 28, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

Thanks for the Sant Pau recommendation and yes Ive had others tell me to check it out too... But somehow I just couldnt get that in given our hectic schedule. Unless we add one more night and cut down on our visit to Sevilla and Granada. Cant eat all the time ya know. :P

I already got rid of Mugaritz from our planned itinerary and will be doing a proper Basque Country tour later - perhaps next year.

However, I didnt know about Moments - will definitely try to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

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Sep 06, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

So - with our trip approaching fast getting very excited about our culinary adventure! Here;s the final itinerary:

Day 1: Dinner at Hisop!
Day 2: Dinner at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona.
Day 3: Tickets!
Day 4: Tapas and pintxos crawl...
Day 5: 41 Degrees

Yum!

Sep 06, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

41 Grados reservations stopped at 9/22

Exactly the same question I had... So I called them today and spoke to Sergi. He said that they have changed their reservation dates from 90 days to 60 days in advance. And according to him, reservations system will continue taking reservations past Sept 22 "from the second week of August."

I still keep checking it every day though. Hope that helps.
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Aug 01, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Tickets and 41 degrees

Brlliant review and awesome pictures! Thank you! Cant wait for our trip to Tickets & 41 in October. Gonna do both as well.

Jul 10, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

Thanks for the reviews on 5centis. Ive removed it from our plans and we're leaning towards a tapas / pintxos crawl. So if anyone has some recommendations for those Id be delighted! Neoyorquino above gave some great recommendations and we certainly are going to try those.

Thanks!
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Jul 05, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Tickets and 41 degrees

Nice one on Tickets / 41 Degrees. I too am in your shoes. Headed there in Oct and plan on going to either Tickets or 41Deg... but leaning on 41 degrees as it seems to be the newer, more ambitious of the two as you said.

Re: Atera - Had dinner there earlier in June, whilst is was fantastic, it didnt blow me away... Glad you liked it tho! Do tell us about Tickets once you dine there.

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Jul 03, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Nicoletta

Agree with the early reviews here. Went there for dinner last night and the pizza was just so-so. The dough, although sufficiently crispy and flavourful, was just too greasy and "wet" for our liking in some areas. Gonna have to let them sort it out before we go back.

Jul 01, 2012
friskygeek in Manhattan

NYC trip - next week

BTW - Nicoletta is not open for lunch. Its dinner only and opens at 5pm.

Jun 30, 2012
friskygeek in Manhattan

Nicoletta

Going there tonight. Will report back! Huge fan of White, been to all of his restaurants.

Jun 30, 2012
friskygeek in Manhattan

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

catAlan, Id also be interested in hearing more about some of your suggestions, and also about cinc sentis.

Thanks Erica for the link to the Seville thread. Loads of good recommendations there.

Jun 28, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

Thanks Neoyorquino on the excellent suggestions! We're definitely gonna do the tapas crawl and based on all the feedback this is what the plan looks like now:

Day 1: Dinner at Hisop!
Day 2: Dinner at El Celler de Can Roca
Day 3: Tickets!
Day 4: Lunch at Comerc24 and then a late-night tapas crawl. Looks like we'll be having tapas all day. ;-)
Day 5: Leaning towards Cinc Sentis.

My concern about possibly moving Tickets to the last night is that their reservation system really doesnt allow for anyone to be too picky about when to dine there. I hope to try to get a reservation for each of the nights we're there and I hope to get lucky on one of them with a reservation. Really is on our Must Go Under Any Circumstances list.

If anyone has any other suggestions please do share - got loads of time to plan.

Thanks again!
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Jun 27, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Short trip report: four days honeymooning in Barcelona and Girona

Great review of Can Roca! Now Im even more excited for our trip there in Oct!

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Jun 25, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

Thanks for the reply!

Agreed - we do wanna try some of the more catalan restaurants and more tapas and pintxos whilst in Barcelona to balance the meals a bit.

And from what Ive researched, sadly the El Bulli Hotel is no longer doing the classics menu. Thanks for all your suggestions!

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Jun 25, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona in October - Please Critique!!

Hi all!

Ive been planning me and my wife's week-long culinary excursion to Barcelona in October 2012 for weeks (maybe months) now! Here's our current itinerary and Id love some feedback. We want to try a good mixture of molecular and "traditional" cuisine. I should also note that since this is one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips, cost of the meals is not a concern.

Day 1: Dinner at Hisop!
Day 2: Dinner at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. (Already secured reservations so this one is confirmed.)
Day 3: Tickets! (I just hope I can get reservations, my back-up plan is 41 Degrees. Ive read conflicting reviews on 41Degrees, has anyone done their tasting menu recently?
Day 4: Open for now. Thinking of lunch at Comerc24 and dinner at Alkimia. Thoughts?
Day 5: Gelonch or cinc sentis ?

Then we head off to Sevilla for 4 days. If anyone has any recommendations for Sevilla Id appreciate it as well.

THANKS!
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Jun 25, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal

Stars and Tickets in Barcelona

Great review Neoyorquino! Ive been planning a week-long trip to Barcelona in October for a few weeks (months!) now... Tickets is on the top of that list and I just hope I can grab a reservation when they do open it up online for my dates there. Others in list are 41 Degrees, Comerc24 & conc sentis. Will have to check out Hisop as well.

Cheers

Jun 25, 2012
friskygeek in Spain/Portugal