So, it was pretty miserable being a vegetarian in Spain.
Because this is SF and the food here rules, I found that I prefer the tapas places here MORE than in Spain.
Why? Because SF expects vegetarians in their restaurants. Spain, which still allows smoking in airports, restaurants, and probably even in emergency rooms, is deeply rooted in old traditions.
And while Spain is a horrible place to be a vegetarian, it is a delightful place for the heavy weekend drinker (which is why Laurie came with).