Bar: La Buena
Calle Espiritu Santo, 38
T: They don’t have one yet
Hours: 21:30-midnight; Wednesday-Sunday and you should be OK
Open since June this year, they haven’t yet got their opening hours or closing days sorted; so if you go after 21h and before midnight any day from Wednesday-Sunday, you should be fine.
In Spain, a country the size of Texas, many wonder how so many linguistic and political divisions could possibly exit: Basque, Catalan, Galician, etc. Furthermore, given that they do exist, one often asks “Isn’t a solution on the horizon?” Well, perhaps.
A new political party has been forged to try to bring together the disparate strains of Spanish politics and culture. The new group, The Union, Progress and Democracy (UPD), has its origins in the anti-ETA movement, “Basta Ya”. It describes itself as progressive, yet it doesn’t align itself with the traditional left or right.The timing of the group’s emergence is, not coincidentally, just before an election year. They hope to give people an alternative between the Zapatero socialist camp and the opposition PP. The shifting political dynamics will definitely add a new dimension to the upcoming 2008 election year.
MAP Director Phillip Stark loves anything cheap and good. This includes rock dives, bares de viejos (old guy bars), and of course Chinese Restaurants. Speaking of which–can you guess where this photo was taken? Hint: They got the BEST darn dumplings in Madrid. For more such recommendations, click on Phil’s Favorites
IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS RESTAURANT IS, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW! OTHERWISE, COME BACK TO MAP NEXT WEEK FOR MY ARTICLE! -PHIL
During Cibeles fashion month it seems as though models and photographers are everywhere. However, in the alterna-world of Malasaña, there are sites that make even seasoned fashion photographers do a double take. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the local designers (see today’s story) showing their wares throughout the hood. If you are stopping for a meal or drink see our reviews for nearby cafes and restaurants.