Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's Not A Car; It's An Adventure

We took a drive again today to our new favorite garden center, Viveros Guzmán in Alhaurin de la Torre. In the mountains. A world away from the sea and the city. (Note: Viveros means Nurseries.)

First we stopped for gas and to have the car washed. At San Geraldo's request, I bought some treats while we waited to help us survive the long, long, — 25-minute — ride. (Don't worry. We brought plenty of water.)

I bought too many treats. But I had to; they were on sale. We managed to consume only three PiM's each (a bit of heaven my sister, Dale, introduced me to when I was still in my teens) before stopping for lunch a few minutes from Viveros Guzmán.

(Click the images to increase the calories... and for a closer look at a hunky bartender.)

50 CENTIMOS OFF IF I BOUGHT TWO PACKAGES.
EVER BUDGET-CONSCIOUS, I GOT ORIGINAL OREOS AND DOUBLE-STUFF!

San Geraldo had done some research before-hand and found what sounded like an interesting restaurant. So that's where we headed before loading up the car with plants.

THE CAR, AFTER ITS VERY FIRST BATH, OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT.

The restaurant is called Papas Fritas Y Juevos (French Fries and Eggs). It turned out to be located in an industrial/business park near a beautiful residential area. It's obviously extremely popular.

Great food, service, and price. We decided it would be worth a drive back up just for a meal. We thought the joint was jumping but our server told us it was a very quiet day. She said if we ever wanted a meal there on a Wednesday or Saturday to be sure to make a reservation. Good to know.

RESTAURANTE PAPAS FRITAS Y HUEVOS.
COCHOPO: A SPECIALTY FROM ASTURIAS (NORTHWEST SPAIN).
TWO LARGE VEAL FILLETS, HAM, CHEESE... FRIED (WITH PAPAS FRITAS Y HUEVOS)
THANKFULLY, WE WERE TOLD TO SHARE.
I HAD THE VIEW THAT INCLUDED THE HUNKY BARTENDER.

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like a success! Did you get plants?!

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    1. KMoff:
      Did we ever! I'll be sharing pix of those soon. We had a ball (and Jerry did all the hauling... that doesn't happen often)!

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  2. Actually I think it's called CACHOPO. For those ingredients it sounds as if cachopo was very similar to San Jacobo, wasn't it?. I will do some research on that, I'd like to make some cachopos.

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    1. Petie:
      Thanks for noticing that. Of course you're right. I'll fix it now! We thought, with some minor ingredient changes and a little different style, it didn't taste much different than flamenquin. Fried, meat, cheese...

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  3. I knew this story was going to be a 'candy man' picture to get the real point of this story. I jest!

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    1. Ron:
      I'd say he was the best part of the lunch but I'd be lying.

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  4. Looks like a place we'd like to visit!
    Nice car! We have it's 'cousin'!

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  5. I'd rather snack on the bartender...

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    1. anne marie:
      He was on the daily special menu, but I thought it would be too rich.

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    1. Wilma:
      Stylish was not one of the words that came to mind... but it was fun.

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  7. Good looking snacks, even though I'm avoiding them these days.

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    1. Stephen:
      Well, I'm really proud of San Geraldo. We still have half a package of Double Stuff and an unopened packages of Original Oreos.

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  8. That is definitely a meal to share ... among many people.
    The bartender? I'll have him by myself.

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    1. Bob:
      The chochopo was recommended for two to share. The bartender... one or more.

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  9. Looks like fun in more than one way!

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    1. Travel:
      Just look what having a car has given us!

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  10. Hello, Mitchell. Stopping by after reading your row with Rachel on her blog. She does not understand the Trump victory at all. I wonder if non-Americans can really grasp what a total political outlier he is.
    I'll be back.

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    1. Shawn:
      Thanks so much for stopping by. That was a sad exchange. I don't care where one is from, ignoring the racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and selfishness (to name just a few) of Trump and his supporters shows a cruelty and intolerance that I find unacceptable. And there I go again! Anyway, I really appreciate your visit!

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  11. I am always marveling at your good eats.

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