Eating and drinking is not all about nuitrition or necessity. You know that, right?
So let me be clear. This page is not just about satisfying physical needs. This is about the fun of trying new food, new beverages and enjoying both with friends. This is for one-off, infrequently scheduled or yearly events. For monthly or even weekly (like the farmers’ markets) check out Madrid – Ongoing Tips.
Madrid Eat returns! Graze designer-ish tapa-ish treats, lots of food trucks! Where and when: Back in their traditional AZCA location, events usually held once a month. Get more info at http://www.madreat.org
Wow on Mahou! They are sponsering lots of events… well, organizing instead of sponsering, and posting on a special site http://www.estamosdetapas.com/verificacion-de-edad as well as occasional other events. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Mahou beer, it’s Madrid’s own and for industrial brew is pretty good. But I cannot help wondering if these events might be partly in response to upsurge in craft beers here in Spain. Whether or not, if you like beer and like tapas, these events are definitely a fun option to get out and do the Spanish thing – socialize while nibbling and sipping, or nibbling and sipping while socializing. Your choice! Watch for future events here!
Check out Madrid Tips – Ongoing . That’s where you will find monthly events like the farmers’ markets, airshow and more.
Where to get ?
Kale! (berza in Spanish) This super healthy vege is hard to find in Madrid – here are some places to try: Vallehermoso market (corner of Vallehermoso and Fernando el Católico, metros Moncloa, Argüelles, Quevedo), stands 20 and 27 across the aisle from each other. First – Saturday Camara Agraria farmers’ market in the Casa de Campo, big stand on the left side usually has it; last – weekend farmers’ market at the Matadero has fewer vege stands but kale has also been spotted there (more details those markets: mouseover Madrid above and select Ongoing). A reader is tracking down more info on farmers markets outside the city. Learn more about kale in Spain (including a traditional soup recipe) at www.bridgetospain.com/category/food-and-eating/ then scroll down a bit.