Do you have an old sewing machine at home? If you miss those old Singers, you can you spend hours in Frank Peterssein’s bodega. All the tables are made from pedal sewing machine bases. Even so, the sewing machine is a side issue here. The owners are charming, they stock Estrella Galicia beer, house vermouth and tasty conserves. You’ll meet all kinds of local people here, dispensing their wisdom. The last time I was there, a guy with an anarchist hairstyle told me this: "A poet always has lots of friends, but a tax inspector will never have any."