Restaurants

Bite Marks #29

2016.Jul.21 Thursday

Spin the wheel, bet on 00, let’s see what we get… (74) Stazione della Pizza, in the Retiro Mitre train station. This place wasn’t open when I passed by here early on in the 92 Bus Pizza Trek. It’s not a little spot either, for a train station, I think it took over a space that […]

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Bite Marks #28

2016.Jul.13 Wednesday
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Coffee, pizza, and more…. What else do you need? Might as well start with a little coffee at the apparently well-known within the Harry Potter world fan-base, Félix Felices & Co., Cabrera 5002 in Palermo, which I stumbled across one day. It took me about 10 seconds of thinking to click why the big “9¾” meant something, […]

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Oodles o’ Noodles

2016.Jul.11 Monday
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More RamenQuest! I go adventuring around the city in my everlasting quest for a decent bowl of slurpable noodles. I had this impression that Niji, Iberá 2424 in Nuñez, was in some ways similar to a puertas cerradas, i.e., in a private home, with the family serving you traditional Japanese dishes. I’d tried to make reservations on and off over […]

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On BA’s Inka Trail

2016.Jun.30 Thursday
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I read somewhere recently that there are now over 200 Peruvian restaurants in Buenos Aires when you take into account everything from the chifa, hole-in-the-wall style to the high end nikkei fusion spots. While we’ve certainly eaten at a good number of them, there are plenty we’ve never gotten to. Here’s a trio to add to the […]

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Three, Yes, Three Quests in One

2016.Jun.21 Tuesday
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It’s like political memes, once they start, they just multiply unchecked. I knew I was nearing the end of the Chronicles of Shawarma. Not that there wouldn’t be the occasional new spot to check out, but I’d searched, I’d received suggestions, and I was pretty sure I had as comprehensive of a list as I […]

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Finding Sadness in Bowls of Noodles

2016.Jun.20 Monday
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There didn’t seem to be many more places in town to continue RamenQuest (yes, that’s what I’m calling it now), so I’d figured they’d just make a now and then appearance. But then, a trio came onto my radar, so off and running, chopsticks and spoon in hand. Hey, they’re not scissors. I’d heard murmurings […]

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Chronicles of Shawarma XI

2016.Jun.02 Thursday
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I’m going to go kind of simple and straightforward on this one, as there are a whole lot of shawarma to get through, and this post brings the current total of shawarma tried to 53. I decided to just sort of blow out the entire list of the pending ones over a few weeks (more than […]

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Bite Marks #27

2016.May.31 Tuesday
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The plan was to add to the slowly growing list of spots for ramen in town. Rumor had it that Bistro Tokyo (variously spelled with Bistro or Bistrot, and Tokyo or Tokio, depending on whether you’re looking at the sign out front, the chopstick holders, the menu, or the bill), Virrey del Pino 2551, Belgrano, had […]

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Seriously, It’s Raining Burgers

2016.May.22 Sunday
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I don’t know whether it’s that burgers are the new black, or the new pink, or if someone decided that the sequel to the Field was Grill of Dreams and that if you char a meat patty they will come, but “gourmet burgers” are appearing like the proverbial mushrooms after the rainstorm. It’s like sushi […]

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