Monday, May 8, 2017

Surf And Turf / Mar Y Tierra

This is an example of "Lost in Translation."
Este es un ejemplo de "Perdido en la Traducción."

We live just about midway along Fuengirola's Paseo, which is the boulevard that parallels the beach and stretches more than 7 km (4.5 miles). The only permanent structures on the beach are the chiringuitos (beach bars) famous for their fresh seafood, like the sardines that can be seen cooking on spits over open fires. Near the end of the Paseo to the east is a chiringuito, Restaurante Salvador "El Lotero," that is especially popular and often filled to overflowing with Spaniards, which tells me it's probably one of the best. The other day, as I walked by, it looked to me like they were serving up Surf & Turf.

Vivimos a medio camino a lo largo del Paseo de Fuengirola, que es el bulevar que se asemeja a la playa y se extiende más que 7 km (4,5 millas). Las únicas estructuras permanentes en la playa son los chiringuitos (bares de playa) famosos por su marisco fresco, como las sardinas que se pueden ver cocinando en espetos sobre fuegos abiertos. Cerca del final del Paseo al este está un chiringuito, el Restaurante Salvador "El Lotero", que es especialmente popular con los españoles, lo que me dice que es probablemente uno de los mejores. El otro día, mientras caminaba, parecía que se estaban sirviendo Mar Y Tierra — porque hay sardinias en espeto y "beefcake" que es una frase hecha en inglés para un hombre formido. Literalmente es "una tarta de carne de vaca".

SURF & TURF. SEAFOOD IN FOREGROUND; BEEFCAKE IN BACKGROUND.
MAR Y TIERRA. MARISCOS EN PRIMERO; "BEEFCAKE" EN FONDO.
THE BEEFCAKE IS NOT ON THE MENU.
EL "BEEFCAKE" NO ESTÁ EN EL MENÚ.
BEFORE THE CROWD ARRIVED.
ANTES DE LA MULTITUD.

19 comments:

  1. Oh dear.....for me , everything is on the menu!!!!!! Meanwhile that is a hell of a lot of sardines!!!!!!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I have never seen another chiringuito with this many sardines on the fire, nor with this many on each skewer. And it's consistently like this. I'm guessing they're really good.

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  2. Looks like they're serving up surf and turf----and beefcake!

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    1. Stephen:
      I figured the beefcake was the "turf."

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  3. As I sit here in 5C with our furnace on I am trying to imagine the warmth you are experiencing. I am a vegetarian but the turf does look good!
    Take care Mitchell.
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      It's been another summer-like day here. (Sorry!) It's interesting; I've known a lot of vegetarians with a taste for beefcake.

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  4. The non-menu items are often the best.

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  5. I love a good chiringuito... good food, good drinks, good atmosphere. I'll pass on the beefcake, though. Not that he'd want the idiot shoving his face full of beer and surf and turf, anyhow.

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    1. A Beer For The Shower:
      I don't think they actually serve "surf AND turf" -- just "surf." I was referring to HIM as the turf (you know, the meat portion of the meal).

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  6. but can he talk politics and philos... oh who the hell cares!

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    1. Willym:
      We had [no we didn't] a very interesting conversation [impossible] about quantum physics.

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    2. I'd quantum his physique - oh sorry you said physics.

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    1. John:
      The Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop makes anything palatable, doesn't it?

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    1. Travel:
      So you like sardines? Oh, wait, never mind...

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    1. Ron:
      I know! Hundreds of fish, but only one cut of beef.

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