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The Naysayers

2014.Nov.19 Wednesday
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Given that we’ve now been around for awhile – a bit over nine years since our first trial runs at offering dinners, though still a few months shy of our official nine year opening anniversary, and perhaps because I have a listing here on the blog of places around the world that offer underground dining […]

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Into the Falls

2014.Nov.16 Sunday
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I’ve kind of said what there is to say about the trip to Iguazu Falls in the last two posts. The Argentine side, given that we were staying in Puerto Iguazu, was a much quicker trip to get to, we didn’t have to start out quite as early – though there was still an hour […]

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Falling in Brazil

2014.Nov.15 Saturday
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So it was off the next morning bright and early to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. The question for me was whether my DNI would get me across the border without a visa. According to the Brazilian embassy, Americans are required to have visas even if they have a Mercosur residency DNI. According […]

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The Iguazu Tease

2014.Nov.14 Friday
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We do a lot of shopping at Disco supermarket. It’s the closest to home, it’s better quality products, for the most part, than the other supermarket in the ‘hood, Coto, albeit slightly more expensive. And they give points. It’s like when I was a kid, my mom would collect S&H green stamps and we would […]

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Random Acts of Training #2

2014.Oct.26 Sunday
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It was back to Retiro Station again (I have to remember that there are actually two separate terminals there – next time I’ll go for the Belgrano line instead of the Mitre line) to go another round against the fates, or at least random.org’s determination of it. The next train out, once again the Tigre […]

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Simple Simon met a pieman…

2014.Oct.20 Monday
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…going to the fair, Says Simple Simon to the pieman, Let me taste your ware. The last few days, for the third year, the Feria Masticar has come to town (not that it goes to other towns, at least as far as I know). In 2012, I, along with roughly 50,000 other people, checked out […]

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Random Acts of Training #1

2014.Oct.19 Sunday
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As regular readers know, I’ve been casting about for a new project of some sort, what with the 92 Bus Pizza Trek, The Chronicles of Shawarma, and all winding down. I happen to love trains. And, though the train system here is a shadow of its former self, it still heads off in various directions […]

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Thai-ing Knots

2014.Oct.11 Saturday
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Ding, Ding, Ding! It was time for another throwdown challenge in our Reinventing the Whisk series – Episode #6. Three cooks, and another reinvention task – this time, Kevin had the honor to select the dish and he picked that ubiquitous dish of modern Thai cuisine, Pad Thai or Phat Thai. It’s a dish with […]

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Imaginary Argentina

2014.Oct.01 Wednesday
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I often forget that before coming down to Buenos Aires the first time a decade ago, I really had no idea what the country, nor the city, were like. These days, I often find myself amused when I hear from people headed down this way, with visions of what they’re going to find that are […]

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