Restaurants

Bite Marks #26

2016.Apr.30 Saturday
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Let’s jump right in, there’s lots to cover and you all know how this goes…. Jumping off with La Locanda, José León Pagano 2697, here in Recoleta. It’s an Italian restaurant that’s the darling of many aficionados. I’d only been there once before and had an odd experience, so I’d never written it up, and […]

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On The Sunae Side of the Street

2016.Apr.15 Friday
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I almost just want to leave this review in the category of “a picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s been five years since I reviewed Cocina Sunae, a closed door restaurant offering up ridiculously good pan-Asian cooking off in Villa Ortuzar, just a bit outside the dining center of Palermo. At the end of […]

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Bite Marks #25

2016.Mar.31 Thursday
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It’s been awhile since the last Bite Marks, let’s catch up! There are also a couple of full reviews coming up shortly…. Back in Chronicles of Shawarma – Book X, I reviewed the shawarma, unfavorably, at Al Rayan in Villa Urquiza – there was little to like about it, an overseasoned, poorly made shawarma, and […]

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Mexico City VI

2016.Mar.15 Tuesday
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Last post on Mexico City and then back to our regular programming. The last day, not surprisingly, a major food day. Started off early at the Mercado de Medellín, which turns out to be my favorite of the three markets I made it to. Cleaner, brighter, more variety, things from not only all over Mexico […]

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Mexico City V

2016.Mar.12 Saturday
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A short (relatively speaking) post today – needing a bit of a more relaxed day yesterday. Morning spent writing and then headed out closer to noon to meet up with friends Amy, of Nomadtopia, and Roberto who happen to be in Mexico City this week as well. I know, I know, not more market pictures. […]

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Mexico City IV

2016.Mar.11 Friday
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Finally, I got around to making something with the ingredients I bought at the market. Crispy tortillas topped with a fresh fava bean puree, fried egg, and sauteed morel mushrooms and pinenuts with garlic and just a hint of ancho chili. Breakfast of champions? Even larger shots of the Museo Soumaya don’t do it justice, […]

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Mexico City III

2016.Mar.10 Thursday
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It was off for a day trip to Toluca, without traffic an hour west of here, however, that wasn’t the case, and it took a bit over two hours to get there. As the bus trudged along the skies darkened, it began to rain, it was clearly windy, and on arrival, I found that the […]

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Mexico City II

2016.Mar.09 Wednesday
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Let’s get some of the obligatory touristy stuff out of the way with. I hopped a subway to the Zócalo, the central plaza. While the buildings are what I remember from 30 years ago, I have a recollection of the plaza being constantly full of people and activities. This time, not much of anything, other […]

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Mexico City I

2016.Mar.08 Tuesday
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Last morning in Guadalajara and have to fortify myself for the long, one hour or so flight ahead of me. Los Chilaquiles, Av. Lázaro Cárdenas #2729, came highly recommended for their, well, chilaquiles, the traditional dish of crisp tortillas sauteed in one of various sauces and accompanied by, more various things. It’s not, at all, […]

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