One of the most typical, traditional and emblematic places in Gijón to go out for a few ciders and a taps is called "Cuesta del Cholo". It's in a typical sailor/fishermen area, at the end of the marina, and is so named because it is a sloping street that climbs to the Cerro de Santa Catalina. The street is full of cider bars (called "chigres") and small bars where it's typical to have a few "culines" and weather permitting, have a gathering outside with cider and sunflower seeds. Some of the bars have a restaurant, but that mainly serve snacks, the most popular being grilled sardines. It is a very typical and there's lots of atmosphere, especially late in the afternoon.
We also went on the cheese and cider route which we found to be very interesting. We went with two children and the truth is that the explanations were very didactic. The kids on our trip were even distinguishing between granaries and breadboards! It is a good way to get to know the environment. Besides the food was great and the cider was delicious. I recommend it, it's worth going to Asiego de Cabrales.
The La Veguina Confectionary is one of the most well-known businesses that still stands in this town. They've been taking guests since 1937. The confectionery is almost right next to the church, in the center of the town and, for those of you who are hardcore chocolate fans, it's a real paradise. They have everything you can imagine here, from typical artisan chocolates, even things as interesting as sardine cans, pacifiers, toys, mobile phones, bowls of beans, garden products, even shoes, presented in their box like they're real! There's an endless, amazing variety that's very suitable for buying gifts or just pampering yourself. Besides chocolates, the store also has typical products such as casadiellas or letizias. In short, if you're going to be in Ribadesella, don't hesitate to stop by because it's a real treat for the senses and the palate.
The gastronomy event takes place the 2nd weekend in March, the same market are organized within the Village. This year the ambassador was former football player and commentator Julio Salinas. These days are perfect to buy products to make a good stew and sausages.