It has to have have been my disdain for the city having grown up there but Barcelona Wine Bar in Boston came as an unexpected, but striking, tasteful, and pleasant surprise upon visiting it last week. Warm, welcoming, urban, industrial, and chic, the venue was fully occupied at 8pm on a perfectly comfortable Northeast summer night. To boost, the food was authentically flavorful. It’s gotta my outdated Puritanical attribution of the the olde city because Barcelona Wine Bar was surely reaffirming a new direction for Boston!