Experiencing Tapas in Barcelona

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Attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract. In addition to maintaining community involvement within his hometown of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner enjoys traveling with his family to places that allow him to relax and enjoy local cuisine. One favorite destination is Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona provides visitors with a mix of history, beautiful natural spaces including beaches, and delicious food. Those who appreciate authentic Spanish cuisine often enjoy visiting various tapas bars to experience the tradition.

Tapas are small plates of food meant for sharing among several people. Part of experiencing tapas involves taking a relaxed, casual attitude and an impromptu approach. Tapas are usually enjoyed standing around a table in a crowded restaurant while sharing a bottle of a light white wine or Basque cider.

Though tapas are traditionally small plates of food, customers can also order raciones, larger plates with more to share.

Some dishes that are common in Barcelona include pan con tomate, a dish consisting of white bread rubbed with tomato and drizzled with oil and salt. Also familiar are patatas bravas, deep-fried cubes of potatoes that are dipped in sauces, and chipirones, deep-fried baby squid

How to Eat like a Native in Barcelona

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A native of East Rockaway, New York and a magna cum laude graduate from Boston University, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for BETA Abstract LLC. In his free time, Marc Rovner enjoys traveling, and claims Barcelona as his favorite city.

Food and meals play an important role in Barcelona social life. As a result, the city offers delicious, enticing cuisine to visitors. To eat like a native, start with a light continental breakfast, usually found in bars. Most residents drink café con leche or a cortado as well as a croissant or other breakfast roll.

Lunch is the most important meal of the day and tends to include three to four courses, beginning with soup or salad, followed by a meat dish, and topped off with a light dessert of fruit, yogurt, or crema catalana. Lunch is always served with bread and wine and between the hours of 1:30 to 4. Finally, dinner tends to be lighter fare, with many indulging in tapas. One famous snack is pa amb tomaquet, bread rubbed with olive oil and tomato and served with cheese and cold cuts. Most Catalonians eat around 10 at night but restaurants are opened earlier.

Be warned: many restaurants are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Also, visitors looking to get authentic cuisine should avoid places in La Rambla.

Donating to Ronald McDonald House New York

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A native of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC. Away from his responsibilities as an attorney, Marc Rovner contributes to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which operates such facilities across the country as Ronald McDonald House New York.

Established in 1978, Ronald McDonald House New York supports children with cancer and their families. The facility, located in Manhattan, has provided temporary housing for more than 30,000 families from around the world. The nonprofit’s goal is to keep families together during the treatment process in order to create a positive and caring environment for patients.

The house accommodates 84 families, and it costs $295 per family per night to remain operational. Fortunately, generous donations by the public reduce the cost of each family’s stay to, at most, $35 per night.

Monetary contributions of any amount are welcome at http://www.rmh-newyork.org. Donors may choose how their funds are used or elect to have Ronald McDonald House New York apply the funds where there is the greatest need. In addition, donors can leave gifts in memory or honor of a loved one.

2015 Client Distinction Award

Marc Evan Rovner, Esq. an attorney from East Rockaway, New York  was the 2015 winner of the Martindale-Hubble Lawyers.com Client Distinction Award.  The award recognized Attorney Rovner, whose primary expertise is in real estate law ,for Excellence in the Marc Rovner awardfollowing four categories : Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness and Communication Ability.  The Award was based on Client Review Ratings through 2015.  Marc Rovner maintains his primary office in Oceanside, New York and is Senior Counsel for BETA Abstract LLC, a title insurance agency with offices in Oceanside, NewYork; Manhattan; Manalapan, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida.

Pay The Panda

Representatives for Pablo Sandoval are meeting with the brass of the San Francisco Giants today purportedly to discuss a five year contract in the neighborhood of $90 million.  Prior to Panda’s first at bat in the World Series Game 7 clincher, Pablo winked into the television camera while on the on deck circle.  His positive energy, clutch play and engaging clubhouse personality cannot be replaced  He has earned his big payday as well as his 3 World Series Rings!kfp48

SFG Parade Day

World Series Champion San Francisco Giants for the 3rd time in 5 seasons and 4 years celebrate with a Championship Ticker Tape Parade commencing 300pm EST.  While all the talk has been about Madison Bumgarner dealing the greatest pitching performance in World Series History, the Giants do not win Game 7 without this incredible defensive double play turned by fellow New Yorker Joe Panik and the always amazing Brandon Crawford.  Well Deserved!  World Championship IIIjp-bc