MADRID SNAP ELECTION JUST AROUND THE CORNER  (4 May 2021)

MADRID SNAP ELECTION JUST AROUND THE CORNER (4 May 2021) »

3 May, 2021
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All polls point to a coalition of parties ruling the region! Guess which!!

PAINTER MANUEL DE LA MATA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE BEST AND “SMALLEST” RESTAURANTS IN MADRID

PAINTER MANUEL DE LA MATA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE BEST AND “SMALLEST” RESTAURANTS IN MADRID »

1 Apr, 2021
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Manuel de la Mata, a world-famous painter who was caught in Madrid when the pandemic broke out and has been here ever since, keeps quite busy. He decided to pay special tribute to the three young men who own El Brote, one of the smallest and indeed one of the best restaurants in Madrid. Following the artist's special five-layer technique, the now completed painting hangs in a place of honor in the restaurant, and the owners are delighted that their culinary-entrepreneurial savvy has inspired the amazing work of art.

EL BROTE, A MUSHROOM-LOVERS PARADISE

EL BROTE, A MUSHROOM-LOVERS PARADISE »

1 Apr, 2021
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El Brote is not a vegetarian restaurant as such. The daily hand-written menu focuses on all kinds of very fresh mushrooms and other natural produce but meat and chicken are included in the dishes too, creating a unique cuisine that respects the profound essence of each ingredient

MADRID: MAD ABOUT BIKES

MADRID: MAD ABOUT BIKES »

24 Mar, 2021
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It isn't that Madrid is Spain's greatest bike city. Valencia is a bigger pedal pusher. But Madrid is getting there!

WHAT MADRID COPS ARE TWEETING ABOUT

WHAT MADRID COPS ARE TWEETING ABOUT »

19 Feb, 2021
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The tweets speak of the local police's professionalism, dedication, and empathy. Take a peek at the cops' labor and soul. Read!

THE YEAR OF THE OX: YOU CAN STILL CELEBRATE THE CHINESE  NEW YEAR IF YOU’RE OF THE MIND!

THE YEAR OF THE OX: YOU CAN STILL CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR IF YOU’RE OF THE MIND! »

18 Feb, 2021
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It's the Chinese Year of the Ox and you might want to celebrate the new year feasting on fine Chinese cuisine. At the China Crown Restaurant, for example, where the elegant decor evokes an air of distinction fit for the Imperial Chinese dishes that are the hallmark of this restaurant in Barrio Salamanca.

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN MADRID FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN MADRID FOR VALENTINE’S DAY »

12 Feb, 2021
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Madrid is a city that screams romance all 365 days of the year, but more so in the one special night devoted to celebrating love. And so we are presenting to you our A-list of restaurants perfect for that lovely celebration in the company of your loved one!

HOW TO HAVE A LOVE(R)LY VALENTINE’S DAY IN MADRID

HOW TO HAVE A LOVE(R)LY VALENTINE’S DAY IN MADRID »

8 Feb, 2021
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If you’re looking to escape from the habitual grim, enjoy a spot of bright life to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and come to Madrid, you’ll find yourself celebrating with kindred spirits. Madrileños will fiesta at the drop of a hat. You’d better be warned, though, that most of these fiesteros don’t take kindly to those who break the rules against the spread of the coronavirus.

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH?

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH? »

3 Feb, 2021
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Politicians are wont to resort to confinement to fight COVID-19. But how about the vaccines whose supply is stalled. Due to suspicious reasons? People can’t take more confinement. The French come to Madrid, which has become an “oasis” of “permissiveness”, for a weekend relief. It's no way to beat the pandemic.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists »

29 Jan, 2021
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It isn't that very long ago (till 1975) when Spain, a country smack-bang in the middle of Europe, was under an "evangelical" dictatorship. GUIDEPOST was there to cover events in full view of the eagle eye of the ferocious press censorship. We had quite a few brushes with that censorship. But it seems we were savvy enough to navigate the treacherous waters without capsizing because we're still here, nearly half a century later, now under a refreshing democracy!