Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By now you are used to me calling wines beer, right? Just get over it. On this trip, if it's alcoholic it's beer. We were wiped out and kind of tired of Genoa, so we decided to get some wine and grub and eat in our shitty hotel room. We bought drinks from supermarket up the street. Cheap chianti, pretty good, solid. Moretti. Then we stopped into La Focacceria di Teobaldo (Via Balbi 115r) for some pizzas and whatnot: Focaccia w/ tomato, cheese, mushroom, prosciutto. Spinach and cheese calzone. White focaccia with cheese and mushrooms. We scarfed all this down sitting in our bed watching Italian MTV and listening to the prostitutes outside our window. Romantic.
Seemed like a local spot. Lots of students. Two glasses of red wine. I had a panini dragone (spicy salami, spicy sauce, spicy something). Sofia had pasta of course: Tortellini with meat in it and cream sauce and ham bits. I feel like I need to say something clever about this meal . . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The atmosphere pretty much sucked at this joint. Large windows. Busy. Soccer game (Roma) was on, that helped. We ended up here as it was across the piazza from 28 Erbe and it was rated ok in our guide book. We had a Cuatro Estacion pizza and a half litre of wine. Whilst watching the game I forced Sofia into letting me order a London Pride, a welcome brew, bit of hops and home.
Wow, now that is a beer photo. Award winner.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
28 Erbe, Piazza della Erbe, 28
Seemed like a Birra Menabrea bar. We had all of the beers: Strong, amber, blonde. They kept bringing free snacks out. Good snacks: cheese, meat, bread. It was great. This was the best bar we visited in Italy. The rest of the city was a bit different, sketchy and crusty. It had a charm though. I think we would have liked it more if we had stayed in a better hotel. Our place was a pure dump—worst hotel of the trip. Best and worst, all in one city.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
ROME -> GENOA
Lunch on Train, food from Supermarket
Cotoletta di pollo e pomadoro. Sandwhich with mayo, lettuce, pomedoro, petto di tacchino. Plums. Morettis. Later on we had pizza coperta - Foccacia with tomato sundried.
Dinner @ hotel
I don't remember this hotel much. Well, it was not a hotel, it was a sort of convent that let you stay there. It was so great. Clean, quiet. All we wanted. And free breakfast (not much, but still). Prosciutto crudo, focaccia, cheese, tomato. Handful of beers: Beck's, DAB, Moretti, Leffe. Plums.
This was our breakfast. Bread and coffee. That's all you need.