The Whine Bar

2017.Oct.29 Sunday
Thumbnail image for The Whine Bar

There have, historically, been very few places in Buenos Aires that could be considered wine bars. Part of it seems to be the definition – this is the only city I’ve ever spent any length of time in where simply having a long wine list and offering to open a bottle at your table seems […]

Read the full article →

Meat & Bread, Once Again

2017.Oct.27 Friday
Thumbnail image for Meat & Bread, Once Again

Time for another round-up of a quartet of shawarma and a trio of burgers… a very mixed bag in terms of quality this time around.   Al Árabe, El Salvador 4999, Palermo – This one’s getting a lot of raves, and I wandered in to give the much touted shawarma a try…. Very, very good. […]

Read the full article →

Dumpling Divas!

2017.Oct.23 Monday
Thumbnail image for Dumpling Divas!

This one was slated to be part of yesterday’s post, but it became clear that both were destined to be too long to combine into one, and this place is worthy of its own standalone review anyway! Behind an unassuming facade with little more than a round sign above the door stating the name of […]

Read the full article →

Chop Suey #17

2017.Oct.20 Friday
Thumbnail image for Chop Suey #17

So, what do we have this time around? Chinese, Pseudo-Taiwanese, and Sushi!   Ma Yuan, Av. Belgrano 3643, Almagro – Little neighborhood spot that seats maybe thirty people. It came highly recommended by a couple of friends who live in the area. Two visits, about a week apart…. Clean, brightly lit room, cute waiter. Easily […]

Read the full article →

Bite Marks #49

2017.Oct.16 Monday
Thumbnail image for Bite Marks #49

La Guitarrita, Cuba 3300, Nuñez – This one has been on my map for awhile, just because it comes recommended by several sources, though none of them personal friends. Then there was an article about the owner, and how he took on resuscitating a failing pizzeria that his parents had started years before (I think […]

Read the full article →

Peru Bites!

2017.Oct.07 Saturday
Thumbnail image for Peru Bites!

The search for great Peruvian food continues. This set of spots puts us over 70 out of a supposed roughly 200 in and around the city.   El Paisita, Av. Jujuy 1023, San Cristobal – A spot just down from the main strip of the restaurant supply district that we’ve passed a couple of times. […]

Read the full article →

Bite Marks #48

2017.Oct.05 Thursday
Thumbnail image for Bite Marks #48

What do we have this time… craft beer, of course, because that’s the new in thing. A little Spanish cooking. A mushroom pizza. And, a fancy schmancy new cocktail bar.   One of the things that was bound to happen with the craft beer craze, as it has with every other craze before it, is […]

Read the full article →

Old Hat

2017.Sep.30 Saturday
Thumbnail image for Old Hat

“Old” used to be a word with overtones of “good value.” Thus, an old hat was something of a cherished possession; today it is a likely candidate for the Goodwill store, and the expression “old hat” has the sense of something that once was probably newsworthy and even worthwhile but is now passé. That is […]

Read the full article →

Bite Marks #47

2017.Sep.19 Tuesday
Thumbnail image for Bite Marks #47

Rincón Hispano, Alvarez Jonte 2597, Villa General Mitre – Spotted this place while headed to try a nearby Peruvian restaurant. The latter turned out to be closed that particular day, as were the two other spots I had earmarked in the ‘hood. So I went back here. Old school. Really old school. Plenty of colorful […]

Read the full article →