HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
FILL UP Don’t judge this hard-tofind restaurant by its location. While Spanish tapas house El Carajo is “hidden” at the back of a gas station just off the I-95 in Miami, the seafood paella is said to be excellent. Reservations are recommended.
TAKE A SIP Want to grab a drink at Toronto’s Escobar? First, head to Valdez, a restaurant on King West, and order “The Informant” shot from the bartender to obtain the password of the day. Second, go to Valdez’s back door; if the red light is on, knock and a bouncer will ask you for the password. Third, enter with a drink order in mind— there is no menu to help you make a decision.
WATCH FOR IT In Berlin, skip the usual multiplex theatres and head to Durchsfenster Kino, which means “through the window cinema.” This former squat house shows movies every night at 9 p.m. for a $3.15 admission fee—with a catch. The entrance is through a ground-floor window and, except for Monday nights, when the movie is from the Star Trek franchise,
the film is a surprise. n