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Goiko Grill: finally, a real hamburger in Valencia


The hamburger craze in Valencia started long before I arrived several years ago, and it's still going strong. I'm pretty sure I eat more burgers with my friends every year in Valencia than I used to in the US in fact.

The burgers here range from okay to pretty good, with the main complaints being:

- beef that doesn't really taste like beef, because of lots of added Worcestershire sauce or other flavorings

- beef that didn't have the texture of beef: with additives like vegetable fibers, burgers here often have the bouncy texture of sausages, and maintain an industrial cylindrical shape before and after cooking  

- bread that is too firm.

With the arrival of Goiko Grill, of all things a Madrid-based chain opened by Venezuelans, we finally have a real, honest-to-goodness burger in the city.

Strike! (Kind of)


Before coming to Spain, I read about the various protests and strikes that are going on in Spain at the moment due to the economic crisis.  On the ground, the picture's pretty consistent with the news...

Cradle of Horchata


I learned that Valencia is the cradle of horchata, and more specifically it's the town of Alboraya in the province of Valencia that is horchata central...