28 Nov 2016


Jonathon Lipsin adds his second trip across the border into Portugal and Porto.

I am writing this because I promised the woman who presides over this place I would. A few weeks ago according to my Portuguese sources she asked about it and so if I thought if I ever wanted to go back again I had better do it, so I did!

There is a special restaurant I would like to tell you about in Matosinhos, Porto, near the water and the fish market. On this street with the beaches a stones throw away restaurant after fish restaurant greet you but this is my place to go…

I have fond memories here of both eating o...

14 Nov 2016

A Food experience across the border in Porto, Portugal by  Jonathon Lipsin


Today I was taken by my friends here in Porto, Portugal to a working man's restaurant seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It is by a river with big trees not unlike those in California looming outside the windows of a industrial style, huge dining room, There is wood fired oven and long banquet type tables all with dishes set upside down as is the custom here.

True enough, clumps of working people huddled down at disparate distances in the dining room over mysterious bowls and plates of steaming food.

A basket of homemad...

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