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N.A.P. Barcelona’s Best Pizza

There is one food that just may unite everyone. Whether you are traveling through or want some comfort food most would agree that pizza is such a great option. There are so many good places to eat in Barcelona from tapas to steaks, from burgers to sushi, but for some reason a good ol’ pizza will always hit the spot.

You can grow tired with the myriad of choices a city has on offer, so it is important to really have a great pizza place for that crucial moment of when you are in doubt. For us, our go to, when in doubt, all else fails, pizza place in Barcelona is Neapolitan Authentic Pizza, aka N.A.P.

N.A.P. is delicious, authentic, and it just happens to be super value-for-money. The location is tucked in close by a busy area of the city. The restaurant is small and spacing is intimate, the noise levels are on the up. Really has relaxed, authentic all is good feel.

For starters it serves up tasty variations of bruschetta, a fresh super milky bufala mozzarella , and a hot cheesy eggplant lasagna.

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On to the main event. There are a handful of choices for pizza. The pizzas are made right in front of you. The freshest dough rolled and flattened then topped with the freshest ingredients. As you enter the restaurant the brick oven is cooking that dough, melting that cheese, cooking those ingredients right before your eyes. It is absolutely mouth watering.

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For dessert we end up having the Tiramisu, followed by Limoncello and an Espresso.

There is no other to top off an authentic Italian meal.

It’s always a fulfilling experience.

TookTook Tips:

  • Get a bottle of wine, the experience is so much better
  • Vegetarian choice, the Regina
  • Love the Tiramisu
  • This place gets packed so get there early.
  • Great place for a relaxed date with a small but conversation friendly atmosphere
  • You can reserve at the second location and it has space for bigger groups
Price: €

Hours:

Tuesday 1:30–4:30PM, 8PM–12AM
Wednesday 1:30–4:30PM, 8PM–12AM
Thursday 1:30–4:30PM, 8PM–12AM
Friday 1:30–4:30PM, 8PM–12AM
Saturday 1:30PM–12AM
Sunday 1:30PM–12AM
Monday 1:30–4:30PM, 8PM–12AM
Signing out,

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Nobook Barcelona

One night we were looking to try out a new place for diner in Barcelona and it needed to be quite central. We heard about Nobook.

As the name suggests, you cannot make a reservation/booking, hence the name Nobook. You can really feel this place is different and has an identity of its own.

From the moment you enter, you see chairs hanging on the wall ready to be brought into effect for extra seating, orange-themed decor, open plan kitchen, but the best is the staff are dressed up in orange jumpsuits as if they were prisoners in a corrections facility.

A bit shocking, the colors and the outfits at first, you get used to it, especially the team is so welcoming and enjoying their own environment. The closest thing to a literal version of Orange is the New Black.

 

The cocktails here are very creative and well presented. Do try one or two throughout your meal.

Like the cocktails, the dishes are creative as well. They touch upon various cuisines from around the world and are great for sharing amongst each other.

Do check out what we ate.

 

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Over and above the main menu, there a few surprise dishes that are served from off the menu so be sure to try those as well.

After a lovely meal of a variety of flavors and there was no dessert or coffee or coffe on offer because their cocktails are supposed to take care of your post meal cravings. The night we went there was a band and it kept the energy flowing throughout the night.

You’ll be walking away from Nobook with good vibes.

TookTook Tips:

  • Make sure you know how much you are ordering as quantities vary per dish
  • Try some of their amazing cocktails
  • Find out what is on their unwritten menu
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Phone: At Nobook you can’t book so…No Phone
Price: €€€

Hours:

Tuesday 7:30–11:30PM
Wednesday 7:30–11:30PM
Thursday 1–3:30PM, 7:30PM–12AM
Friday 1–3:30PM, 7:30PM–12AM
Saturday 1–3:30PM, 7:30PM–12AM
Sunday: Closed
Monday 7:30–11:30PM

Signing out,

The Tooktook Team

To-Bar – An Alicantino Meal to Remember 

Imagine walking into a restaurant not knowing what you’re going to eat, how much you’re going to pay, how much you’re going to get to eat, or what kind of cuisine it is. We walked into To-bar in Alicante under those circumstances.

Completely overwhelmed by the lack of control over the situation we were wondering if this was turning out to be a good idea in the first place. The waiter with great confidence and jubilation told us we are in good hands and have very little to worry about. We decided to go with the flow.

Bread, water, wine, salad, a host of appetizers, freshly caught shrimp ready to peel, first plate of meat and a second plate of fish, dessert, coffee, digestifs were all included. This turned out to be truly a local, authentic, Alicantino meal.

 

By the end of the meal we had no more space. No more wiggle room to move. We held our breath for the bill not knowing the damage to our wallets. How much was this experience really worth?

€ 17.50 per head! Our jaws dropped, we couldn’t believe it. For that price this meal was outstanding and worth every penny. Probably, one of the most value-for-money moments ever in our lives.

The atmosphere is great here, like a rustic tavern. Whether you are two people or twenty this place can accommodate any occasion.

Tooktook Tips:

  • Be sure to make a reservation as such an experience is in great demand for visitors and locals alike.

 

Address: Calle Músico José Torregrosa, 28, 03112 Alicante
Phone: 645 46 18 36
Website: tabernatobar.com
Hours: Open every day· 12–4PM | Friday and Saturday 9–11PM | Sunday Closed

Price: €

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Visiting Vienna.

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Sabrina for sharing her Vienna with us!!!

 

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Welcome to Vienna. Known as the City of Music, but also as the City of Dreams as it was home to Sigmund Freud. With the insight of our local we have put together a few places you might want to go to and enjoy during your stay in one of the World’s Most Livable Cities.

 

 

Halle | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria | http://ww2.diehalle.at | +43 1 5237001

This restaurant serves up a very delicious breakfast, but it’s also nice for lunch and dinner. Nice interior-high walls and moldings on their ceilings. Moreover, it has a lovely terrace, perfect for the the summer.

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Cafe Francais | Währinger Straße 6-8, 1090 Wien, Austria | http://www.cafefrancais.at | +43 1 3190903

French-Belgian restaurant. They serve up some really good quiches, salads and snacks. The helpings are also very generous!

Try the Coq au Vin Blanc- it’s amazing.

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NENI am Naschmarkt | Naschmarkt 510, 1060 Wien, Austria | http://www.neni.at | +43 1 5852020

Israeli restaurant, perfect for lunch. The hummus is delicious. Try the “Jerusalem-Teller” and the homemade “Limonana” & “Ice Tea”.

Best day to go is Saturday, it is closed on Sundays.

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Tel Aviv Beach Bar | Obere Donaustrasse 65, 1020 Wien, Austria | http://neni.at/hp/fotos/?select=tel_aviv

Very cool outdoor beach bar. It is located right  on the Danube river. The serves up some really good cocktails and food. With some awesome music added to the ambience, you’re going to be having a great time.

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Motto am Fluss | Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Wien, Austria | http://www.motto.at/mottoamfluss/ | +43 1 2525510

Also located along the river, this is a cafe and restaurant. The food is delicious from starters to the main courses and deserts. Great food at all times of the day.

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Puff, die Bar | Girardigasse 10, A-1060 Wien, Austria |  http://puff-bar.at | +43 0664 534 6564

Bar with spectacular interior. This is where you can come for a happy hour. Come for afterwork beers or come later and pick out a cocktail of your liking.

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Cafe Sperl | Gumpendorfer Straße 11, 1060 Wien, Austria | http://www.cafesperl.at | +43 1 5864158

If you’re exploring the well known coffee houses in Vienna then this is one place you got to go. You can get some really tasty pastries here.

Recommended: Apple strudel with whipped cream. YUM!

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Plachutta Gasthaus zur Oper | Walfischgasse 5, 1010 Wien, Austria | http://www.plachutta.at/de/gasthaus_zur_oper/ | +43 1 5122251

Local food. Place-to-be for having the best and most-traditional Austrian food the “Wiener Kalbschnitzel”, veal cutlet.

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Bom Dia São Paulo

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Gabriella for sharing her São Paulo with us!!!

In honor of the World Cup knockout rounds having started it is time to give you a local’s insight into another city in Brazil. São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city and the largest of the southern hemisphere.

Whether you are coming for a short stay or a longer period of time, this city is ready to blow you away.

Restaurants

Chez Oscar

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Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 1128 Jardins, São Paulo 

 

Aoyama Japanese.

You’re going to find a whole lot of Japanese food in São Paulo, this is one of the best around.

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Address: Multiple Locations

L’Entrecot de Olivier

It’s all in the name. Entrecot and fries. No need for anything else.

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Address: R Dr. Mário Ferraz, 17 – Jardim Europa, São Paulo – SP, 01453-010, Brazil

Fogo de Chão Churrascaria.

The meat lovers heaven. The holy grail of bbq.

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Address: Av. Santo Amaro, 6824 – Santo Amaro, São Paulo – SP, 04702-002, Brazil

Figueira Rubaiyat 

From the owners of the Churrascaria Rubaiyat they bring a more sophisticated dining experience under a fig tree.

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Address: Rua Haddock Lobo, 1738 – Cerqueira César, São Paulo – SP, 01414-020, Brazil

Mimo Contemporary.

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Address: Rua Caconde, 118 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, 01425-010, Brazil

Z Delí Sandwiches and Burgers.

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Address: Rua Augusta, 1384 – Jardins, São Paulo – SP, 01414-002, Brazil

JAM Itaim Japanese Food, Art and Music.

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Address: R. Lopes Neto, 308 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04533-030, Brazil

 

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Address: Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 419 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05428-001, Brazil

Santinho (Instituto Tomie Otake)

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Address: Rua Coropés, 88 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05426-010, Brazil 

A Peixaria Seafood.

The freshest seafood around.

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Address: Rua Canário, 745 – Moema, São Paulo – SP, 04521-004, Brazil

Paris 6 French.

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Address: Rua Haddock Lobo, 1240 – Cerqueira César, São Paulo – SP, 01414-002, Brazil

Bar and Clubs

Skye Bar (Hotel Unique)

Looking for a skyline. Look no further.

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Address: Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, 01402-002, Brazil

Bar Asterix

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Address: Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 575 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP, 01403-000, Brazil

Casa 92 

A real favorite of our local, Gabriella. A club in the comfort of a home.

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Address: Rua Cristóvão Gonçalves, 92 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05426-050, Brazil

Club Provocateur

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Address: Rua Jerônimo da Veiga, 163 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04536-000, Brazil

Cine Joia

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Address: Praça Carlos Gomes, 82 – Sé, São Paulo – SP, 01501-040, Brazil 

 

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Boarding for Buenos Aires!

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Justina for sharing her Buenos Aires with us on our maiden voyage to South America!!!

 

First of all, for most of us to getting to South America is a big ask. It’s really freakin’ far away! Once we get there we want to end up doing as much as possible, because when the hell are we ever going to get the chance to go back there again? It’s sad, but true.

I am also glad we got the chance to share Buenos Aires with you now, because it could be a part of your itinerary this summer before, during or after the World Cup in Brazil.

The restaurants below have been broken into groups: Parrilla for a true Argentinian meat experience, Italian food as it’s also part of Argentinian cuisine, Brunch/Lunch/Coffee places to relax and enjoy a good meal out in the sun, and a list of Other recommended places. Enjoy!

 

Parrilla (BBQ or Charcoal Grilled) aka Meat Heaven. This is the holy grail for meat lovers everywhere.

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Address: Costa Rica 5602, C1414BTD Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

El Pobre Luis

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Address: Arribeños 2393, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

 

La Cabrera

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Address: José Antonio Cabrera 5099, C1414BGQ Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

 

 

Italian. Some of the best Italian food outside of Italy can be found in Argentina.

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Address: Both Locations

 

Il Balo del Mattone

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Address: Calle Gorriti 5737, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

Brunch/ Lunch/ Tea TimeFind some really cool and chill spots to go for an enjoyable brunch, or a relaxing tea/coffee.

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Address: Soldado de la Independencia 670, C1426BTF Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

 

Café Crespin 

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Address: Vera 699, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

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Address: Gurruchaga 1418, 1414 Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

 

Coco Marie Cafe

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Address: Armenia 1764, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Others

Voulez Bar Patisserie

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Address: Av Cerviño 3802, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Lupita. Mexican.

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Address: Av Santa Fe 1670, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Osaka. Peruvian & Sushi.

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Address: Soler 5608, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Tancat. Spanish.

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Address: Paraguay 645, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Sarkis. Armenian.

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Address: Thames 1101, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

 

Alimentari. Medialunas.

There are quite a few of these all over the city. If you find one, just pick up a medialuna from here. A medialunas are basically croissants in Argentina.

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Hungry in Hong Kong

We would like to give a special thanks to our awesome local Suchita for sharing her Hong Kong with us.

 

Nobu

Nobu located at the InterContinental in Hong Kong serves up all its wonderful signature dishes, along with creations such as the Hirame XO Salsa and Oven Baked Black Cod cooked in a lotus leaf topped with dried miso and yuzu, made from locally sourced ingredients.

You get a lovely view of the harbor from the dining room. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. It is pricey, but just check out the food erotica below.

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Address: 18 Salisbury Road

 

Kyoto Joe

You get some of the freshest sushi, sashimi and rolls at  this Japanese joint.  A blend of traditional Japanese with a modern twist.

Recommend you to try the Kyoto Salad, Chopped Salmon on Rice Cracker, Kobe Gyu Sushi Roll and Spicy Ramen.

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Address: 2/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

 

Cafe Iguana 

In the midst of all the Asian cuisine around town, this Mexican place can be the treat you need. Nothing like getting a cold beer  or margarita and eating some nachos, quesadillas and fajitas. Guilty pleasures.

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Address: Elements, Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

Beirut Bar & Restaurant

This place serves up authentic Lebanese cuisine in Hong Kong with a cosy atmosphere. There is downstairs seating by the open doors and upstairs seating in the dining/lounge area with comfy sofas. Don’t forget to try the hummus.

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Address: Hong Kong
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1968

This is an Indonesian restaurant.  Although they have changed locations to a more central area, they still maintain the same true authenticity to their cuisine. If you like satays and currys, this place is a must.

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Address: 5/F L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central

 

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