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Market Scene: La Boqueria in Barcelona

Just got back from Barcelona + Girona. I loved the little, fresh tasting green olives with the tiny pits called pelotin olives but can't find them anywhere in NYC, Despana, etc. They have invaded my dreams. Help!

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 80: Remembering Our Serious Eater Beagle Brass

Ed and Vicki,
What a wonderful piece abt Brassy. Another passing of an era, like college graduation.... I still remember you "just walking the dog" in the morning -- staying 2 blocks behind W when he first started going to school on his own. Time moves on but the memories continue to glow--
Best, Gael

My son turns 21 this June: a special way to celebrate?

It is interesting how my question brought up so many memories for many of you! I really appreciate what Mich23 wrote, too. Our son will be home from college and is into good food and cooking. We are looking for a way to celebrate the wonderful adult he has become, and since we have never gone to a great restaurant before this would be a special experience for us to share. (We are still allowed to do this, even though he is officially a grown up :-) Also, the exact day we do this doesn't matter.) Like Mich23, we care most about truly great food -- but we want to have fun and feel comfortable (so I don't think we want a place that's too "chic" or "stuck up" or that costs as much a the airfare to France...) All, please write back with any recommendations you can think of, re: those restaurant jewels that I wish I knew about! (P.S., Ed, where would you take your son on an occasion like this?) Thank you!