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Paella for the people in #Barcelona:
In its current incarnation, El Resolís, a meeting place for all kinds of social groups for over a century, serves Catalan-Valencian favorites.
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Delicious grilled #chickenwings  in #Istanbul:
In the industrial zone of Topçular, the local workers of the Avas Sanayi Sitesi buildin gather at, the tiny grill shop Ceyhan Ocakbaşı for wings and kebabs.
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We love #Greek and you should too! Here's why:
While Greek wine suffered for many years from quality and a poor reputation, recent decades have seen a winemaking revolution in the country.
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An #Istanbul food truck in the true sense of the phrase:
At the Yenibosna bus station, near Istanbul's main airport, some of the best food served in the area is sold out of the back of vehicles.
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The rice with chicken and chickpeas is divine!
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An eclectic and delightful #Tokyo  restaurant:
Café Sakura houses a full-service restaurant, wine shop, Japanese-style bakery and cheesemonger and a French patisserie and serves food late into the night.
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Tasty #chickpea  wraps in #istanbul: 
Hamo'nun Yeri, a Güngören eatery run by a family with roots in Gaziantep, serves up excellent nohut dürüm, a wrap of chickpeas, parsley and spices.
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We asked Greek chef Stavriani Zervakakou where she stop first for food when she returns to Istanbul.
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Meşhur Öz Suruç is a testament to the many roots firmly planted in the ever-expanding city of Istanbul: 
Meşhur Öz Suruç, run by brothers from Urfa, specializes in the grilled specialties of the region, such as grilled liver, eggplant and Adana kebab.
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Mmmm, Beirut's best Levantine ice cream!
There are very few shops remaining in Beirut that make booza, the traditional Arabic ice cream made from mastic gum, and Hanna Metri is the best among them.
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Charming #breakfast  in #Rio:
Maya Café, a welcoming eatery in a charming corner of Rio, is great for leisurely breakfasts as well as later meals and offers an excellent beer selection.
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Old school treats in #Istanbul:
Baylan Pastanesi, an old-fashioned French-style pâtisserie in Istanbul's Kadıköy district, serves specialty desserts such as kup griye and Adisababa.
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What we're eating in #MexicoCity  this week:
A review of a small, family-run restaurant in Mexico City that specializes in the cuisine of Guerrero state, including mole verde and fiambre
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The Global Guide to Eating Locally | Istanbul, Shanghai, Athens, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Rio
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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, the truth is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets comes in, partnering up with some of the most knowledgeable food writers around the globe to bring you dispatches from Istanbul, Mexico City, Athens, Barcelona, Rio, and Shanghai.
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