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Jill's Urban Food Crawls

Julia and her husband share a passion for food, wine, and wandering through the city in pursuit of delicious things to eat. She shares their adventures exploring local culture through food crawling in their hometown of Washington DC; their current home in Valencia, Spain; and beyond on her blog Jill’s Urban Food Crawls.

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Pinchos and Tapas in Valencia’s Old Town

Pinchos and Tapas in Valencia’s Old Town

Valencia, Spain

I clutched my seatbelt tight when the taxi turned from the street onto a walkway. Our driver continued along the sidewalk, nudging pedestrians out of the way and dropped us at the front door of our rental apartment in the tiny Plaza de...   view more


Tapas in Granada, Spain

Tapas in Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain

Granada sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain. Visgoths, Romans, Moors and Christians have left their marks on the city that is now...   view more


Malaga: Restaurants in the City

Malaga: Restaurants in the City

Malaga, Spain

The winding streets of Malaga’s historic city center are perfect for meandering. The picturesque plazas are surrounded by restaurants and shops. Tapas bars can be found on just about every street, even the narrow little...   view more


Historic Downtown Frederick Food Crawl

Historic Downtown Frederick Food Crawl

Frederick, USA

The charming historic downtown of Frederick, MD is an easy day trip or weekend destination from DC. Only one hour north of the city (if you avoid weekday rush hours), Frederick’s downtown offers history, arts, and a lively restaurant...   view more


Food Crawling Through Charleston

Food Crawling Through Charleston

Charleston, USA

Decisions, Decisions. Choosing from among the many fantastic restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina can be overwhelming, particularly if you have a limited amount of time to experience it...   view more


14th Street Food Crawl

14th Street Food Crawl

Washington D.C., USA

Fourteenth Street was a prominent shopping district in the mid-50s, and has always served as a major transportation corridor, carrying people through the city and over the Potomac via the 14th Street...   view more


Green Line NW Metro Food Crawl

Green Line NW Metro Food Crawl

Washington D.C., USA

The Metro’s Green and Yellow lines travel through one of the most interesting areas of the District: the Northwest neighborhoods of Shaw, the U Street Corridor, and Columbia Heights. When we want to really immerse ourselves in DC culture and sample some the best new restaurants, this is where we...   view more


Red Line West Metro Food Crawl

Red Line West Metro Food Crawl

Bethesda, USA

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the chaos of the city and go where the streets are a little cleaner, the air a little fresher, and the temperature might even be a few degrees cooler. For this food adventure we traveled on the Metro Red Line into the great northwest; the land of the...   view more


Orange Line Metro Food Crawl

Orange Line Metro Food Crawl

Arlington, USA

The western arm of the Orange Line links the heart of DC to North Arlington Virginia, where it’s no longer just office buildings and government agencies, but young professionals working, living, playing and eating in hip urban...   view more


Red Line East Metro Food Crawl

Red Line East Metro Food Crawl

Washington D.C., USA

If you’ve taken a ride along the eastern segment of the Metro Red Line lately, you’ve probably noticed that the train takes you through one construction zone after...   view more


A Shopping Day in Valencia

A Shopping Day in Valencia

Valencia, Spain

It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Valencia has incredible shopping. After all it is the third largest city in Spain, and Spanish women love their fashion. There are shops here for every need and every budget, from bargain brands to high end...   view more


Valencia by the Sea

Valencia by the Sea

Valencia, Spain

When you are surrounded by history in the Ciutat Vella (old city), it’s easy to forget that Valencia is a city on the sea. Valencia has a spectacular marina and 19 km of beaches that are reachable by public...   view more


Craft Beer in Valencia

Craft Beer in Valencia

Valencia, Spain

You will have no problem finding beer in Spain. It is available in every restaurant, cafe, and coffee house. It is a staple beverage for Spaniards, with 50 percent of the population drinking beer compared to only 20 percent consuming...   view more


Old Town Valencia Tapas Bars

Old Town Valencia Tapas Bars

Valencia, Spain

A seemingly endless number of tapas bars are scattered among the shops, restaurants and historic sites in Old Town Valencia. You could spend days (okay, years) exploring these narrow streets, always finding something...   view more


A Proper Spanish Tapas Crawl in Leon

A Proper Spanish Tapas Crawl in Leon

Leon, Spain

The tradition of serving a free tapa with each drink is still going strong in Leon and locals young and old take full advantage of it. We loved seeing groups of all ages pulling up to the bar, having a drink and a tapa, then moving on to the next...   view more


Tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town

Tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town

Barcelona, Spain

During our trips to Barcelona, we have discovered that it has a very different tapas culture compared to our home city of Valencia. We love that the tapas bars in Barcelona tend to have an actual bar or counter where they will serve...   view more


Craft Spirits and Brews in Downtown Frederick

Craft Spirits and Brews in Downtown Frederick

Frederick, USA

Each time we return to Frederick Maryland something new catches us by surprise. This time it was the sudden presence of three new craft distilleries within walking distance in the historic center of...   view more


A Waterfront Dock Bar Crawl in Sebastian, FL

A Waterfront Dock Bar Crawl in Sebastian, FL

Sebastian, USA

Sebastian is a small city nestled between Melbourne and Vero Beach along the banks of the Indian River, which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Sebastian was settled as a fishing village in the 1880’s, and still retains a quaint old Florida...   view more


Craft Beer along the Treasure Coast of Florida

Craft Beer along the Treasure Coast of Florida

Sebastian, USA

A few years ago when we first started coming to the Treasure Coast, I tossed a Hail Mary out into the internet to search for craft beer near Sebastian...   view more


Denia, Spain: Food Crawling in a City of Gastronomy

Denia, Spain: Food Crawling in a City of Gastronomy

Denia, Spain

The seaside town of Dénia sits on a piece of Spain’s Costa Blanca jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea just over 100 km south of Valencia. It may be a charming beach resort, but perhaps the best reason to visit Dénia is for the...   view more


Quality Czech Wines Abound in Prague’s Wine Bars

Quality Czech Wines Abound in Prague’s Wine Bars

Prague, Czech Republic

It’s been nearly 20 years since we last visited Prague and, frankly, I cannot recall having had wine back then. The Czech Republic is famous for its beer*, especially Pilsner Urquell, and we drank plenty of it. So on our return, we expected that we would again have to spend our time drinking...   view more


Restaurants in Prague: Beyond the Traditional

Restaurants in Prague: Beyond the Traditional

Prague, Czech Republic

Restaurants in the tourist areas of Prague bombard you with signs advertising these traditional Czech dishes. Get outside of the Old Town and you will find the restaurants of a younger generation of...   view more


Rua Da Picaria: A Gastronomic Destination in Porto

Rua Da Picaria: A Gastronomic Destination in Porto

Porto, Portugal

Rua da Picaria, in particular, was once known for its furniture stores and has now become a gastronomic destination. This short street only extends for one block and yet we counted over a dozen bars and...   view more