Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let Barking Dogs Bark / Dejar Que Los Perros Sigan Ladrando

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THERE WAS A hyperactive, barking dog hanging out at our chiringuito this morning. It was annoying and the owners didn't seem to care. So, San Geraldo and I finished our first cups and left. But our housekeeper was working and we like to get out of her way, so we decided to head over to Mesón Salvador for our second cups (cafe con leche for San Geraldo and chamomile tea for me). On the way there, however, we passed our local churros and chocolate café. It's supposed to be the best in town and we have never once tried it. We then recognized the waiter — the youngest son of Ana, owner of our local fruit market — and that clinched the deal. We didn't know he'd been working there for a couple of months. Then, David, bar manager at Mesón Salvador stopped by for his pre-work coffee and he took our reservation for lunch. After a second order of churros to finish off the last of the chocolate, we headed over to the market to say "hi" to Ana. We received free hugs and two fresh fruit smoothies! Many thanks to the barking dog!

We spent an hour at home and then met friends Lina and Raúl at Mesón Salvador. The least boring — and most delicious — day I've had all week! And... my eye continues to improve. AND... a representative from the hospital phoned me this morning simply to see how I was doing.

HUBO UN PERRO ladrando e hiperactivo en el chiringuito esta mañana. Fue molesto y a los propietarios no pareció importarles. Entonces, San Geraldo y yo terminamos nuestras primeras tazas y nos fuimos. Pero nuestro limpiadora estaba trabajando en el piso y nos gusta salir de su camino, así que decidimos ir a Mesón Salvador para tomar nuestras segundas tazas (café con leche para San Geraldo y té de manzanilla para mí). En el camino, sin embargo, pasamos por nuestro local café de churros y chocolate. Se supone que es el mejor de la ciudad y nunca lo hemos probado. Luego reconocimos al camarero, el hijo más joven de Ana, dueña de nuestro mercado de frutas, y eso aseguró el trato. Luego, David, el gerente del bar en Mesón Salvador se detuvo para tomar su café antes del trabajo y tomó nuestra reserva para almorzar. Después de un segundo pedido de churros para terminar el último del chocolate, nos dirigimos al mercado para decir "hola" a Ana. ¡Recibimos abrazos gratis y dos batidos de fruta fresca! ¡Gracias al perro ladrando!

Pasamos una hora en casa y luego conocimos a las amigas Lina y Raúl en Mesón Salvador. ¡El día menos aburrido y delicioso que he tenido en toda la semana! Y ... mi ojo continúa mejorando. Y ... un representante del hospital me llamó esta mañana simplemente para ver cómo estaba.



SAN GERALDO POURED THE LAST OF THE CHOCOLATE INTO HIS COFFEE. (THERE WAS MORE THAN THAT LAST DROP.)
SAN GERALDO SIRVIÓ EL ÚLTIMO CHOCOLATE EN SU CAFÉ. (HUBO MÁS QUE ESA ÚLTIMA GOTA.)
THE CAFE FROM OUR TERRACE.
EL CAFÉ DESDE NUESTRA TERRAZA.
TODAY'S SPECIAL AT MESÓN SALVADOR: BURGER STUFFED WITH PARMESAN AND MANCHEGO.
ESPECIAL DEL DÍA EN MESÓN SALVADOR: HAMBURGUESA RELLENA CON PARMESANO Y MANCHEGO.
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE... WITH LOVE. BECAUSE CHURROS WERE'NT ENOUGH TODAY.
TARTA DE CHOCOLATE... CON AMOR. PORQUE CHURROS NO ERAN SUFICIENTES HOY.
FOUR COMPLEMENTARY PIONONO SPECIALS. (I SHOULDN'T REALLY, BUT I FINISHED THE ANTIBIOTICS YESTERDAY.)
CUATRO PIONONOS ESPECIALES COMPLEMENTARIOS. (TERMINÉ LOS ANTIBIÓTICOS AYER.)

27 comments:

  1. Unplanned good days are always uplifting

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  2. Things are looking up! I certainly hope that I am not the only one who sees something kind of phallic in those first two pictures. I never used to be so stinkin' pervy!

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    1. Deedles.....Mitchell left this whole post open to suggestion you ask me. Especially that drip...dripping.

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    2. Deedles and Maddie:
      There were certain people that came to mind as I took the photos. Any guesses? (And, yes, i thought all the same things I'm sure.)

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  3. @deedles - just the tip, dipped in chocolate (my thoughts). I'mma dirty old lady!

    the burger looks good, as does the chocolate cake. and what comprises that last dessert (besides whipped cream and a gummy bear)?

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    1. anne marie:
      Yes, a dipped tip... That last is a chupito (a shot). It's made with Pionono, which is like Bailey's Irish Cream only much much better. It's made in one little village outside Córdoba and you can't get it in stores. Mesón Salvador is the only place we know that has it. Normally, it would just be a shot -- but not for us! Pionono and cream. Sometimes, David the bartender adds hot brandy first. Unbelievable.

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  4. very sensual photos, Mitchell. Your artistic eye is in fine form.

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    1. Wilma:
      Thanks so much. For someone who doesn't cook, i sure do obsess about food.

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    1. Bob:
      I loved that burger. And tempura vegetables, aioli toasts, wasabi mustard. The whole thing was atop squid ink pasta. But oh that cheese!

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  6. I really don't know how you two manage to stay so slim. I'm envious.

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    1. Debra:
      Jerry doesn't! I'm a lot more active but I think it's mostly to do with genetics.

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  7. I am speechless and hungry now! Thanks!!

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    1. Jim:
      I love how my mouth starts to water again when I look at my own photos.

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  8. Looks delicious! My barking dog is right next door and no cafes anywhere nearby to escape to. :/

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    1. Snoskred:
      Oh, we wouldn't last long with a barking dog next door (had a situation like that in San Diego). I love dogs. So, I sometimes want to just slap their owners.

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  9. Your food photos always make me drool.

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  10. My god.... do I love churros. They remind me of Adrino from my trip to Buenos Aries.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I'll share my churros if you'll share Adrino. I never liked churros until I moved to Spain... and discovered that they're supposed to be enjoyed with chocolate. There was a cafe in Sevilla owned by Valor Chocolate company. They had the best, hands down, chocolate to go with their churros. Thick, dark, rich. (Speaking of Adrino?)

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  11. What's that old line? What did Mitch make for lunch? Reservations. ;)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      It's my specialty and I am exceptional.

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  12. You are so slim and eat the most wonderful food ever !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Parsnip:
      I'm sure it's mostly genetics -- although, come to think of it, no one else in my skinny-to-begin-with immediate family managed to stay slim throughout their lives.

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