Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Euro Beer #68: 3 Monts on Train

Aix-en-Provence —> Barcelona

It was now early October in 2007. On the train to Barca. Early in the trip we popped open a bottle of 3 Monts I picked up in Aix. 

Could not find a cup for our 3 Monts, so we improvised by cutting an Evian bottle in half. 

It worked pretty well.

It is a lovely train ride. This is not a lovely photo. Sorry.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Euro Beer #67: Cocktails, Wine, and Dine at Host's Home


Cocktail hour.

Two meat plate. How do you say hot dog in French?

Le wine.

Not a flan fan.

Off to Spain!

Euro Beer #66: Aix en Provence Street Beer


After lunch we did some tourist shit. Mostly just walking around. 

This called for a beer of course. This did just fine.

Just like Cezanne. 

"Well, first I'd go to the room where they keep the Cezanne"

Cafecitos before hitching back to our host's home.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Euro Beer #65: Kronenbourg in some tasty cafe


We left our host's home and hitchhiked into town. This was on their advice. We told them we were wary about hitchhiking, but they assured us it is no big deal in Aix. Our driver was a sporty young fellow heading through Aix.

We arrived and were famished. The coffee and toast from earlier was not holding us over. We ducked into a crowded cafe. We almost kept walking because it was so busy. It was a good stop. I had a steak sandwich w/ onions and cheese, fries, mayo, and a crisp Kronenbourg. Sofia scarfed fries, fried chicken, and a salad. Extremely tasty joint. 

Aix is pretty.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Euro Beer #64: Train to Aix en Provence


Finally leaving Italy. Back into France for just a little bit before heading to Spain for a month. We grabbed these sandwiches from a Chinese deli in Nice near station during a break on the trip to Aix en Provene. Fried Poulet Sandwich with asian veggies. The beer . . . italian, duh, which we bought before leaving Genoa.

Club sandwich - blah.

Happy to be back in France. Beautiful train ride along coast.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Euro Beer #63: Dinner in Bed


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.

Euro Beer #62: Cafe Barbarossa


 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

Euro Beer #61: Pizzeria di Vico dei Biscotti


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

Euro Beer #60: 28 Erbe

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

Euro Beer #59: More Train Shit


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.

Euro Beer #58: Hotel Bum Dinner


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.

Euro Beer #57: Caffetteria Ruberto


Caffetteria RubertoVia Sill N. 16
Following a long visit to the Vatican museum we lunched here. Grilled eggplant with sliced turkey breast—tasy, but not enough. Rissotto with tomatoes (light sauce) and potatoe. And of course some Red wine