A couple newly arrived from
One of the Guardia took the envelope of notes and also the mans wallet and went and sat in his squad car.
After a while the wallet and envelope were returned and the people sent on their way. When they got to their new home they discovered that 40€ was missing from the wallet and when I tried to pay their rent in at the bank the next day strangely two of the 50€ notes were declared counterfeits, confiscated and my details were taken. When we told the tenants they asked was ‘are the police corrupt in
A while ago I wrote about my mission to find the perfect pizza. Previously I voted La Fuente in Bedar as having the tastiest pizza around. I revisited recently and yes using some semolina flour in the dough really does make a difference. The best thing is that it’s a pick’n mix affair with all kinds of delicious combinations available, almost anything really except that crime against pizza; pineapple! I stumbled upon pizza nirvana in
On the outskirts of
I often eat on the hop and so a couple of tapas and a low alcohol beer normally keep the wolf from the door. Apolo bar next to the petrol station in Los Gallardos is great value with an excellent selection available and they also now do grilled whole chicken and other more daring dishes (sauté potatoes with tapas whatever next?) Whenever I visit Velez Rubio then Bar de los Obreros is the best pit-stop and many a client has accompanied me there to try the excellent garlic roasted rabbit, battered cod and well cured Serrano ham.
One anomaly with all the amazing fresh salad and vegetables grown in Almeria is how almost none of it reaches the restaurant table. Normally it’s a plate of protein or carbs with not a green to be seen. When a salad is ordered it’s likely to have the dubious contents of various jars poured on top. One notable exception is