Bite Marks #21

2015.Sep.16 Wednesday
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Time to get back into the swing of nibbling my way through casual joints around the city. Let’s dive right in, and I think, from least interesting to most will be the way I work my way through this round. Takeout and delivery only Mexican has been available for a bit from Chiwa’s, Gorriti 3579 […]

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San Rafael, Wines to Taste

2015.Sep.10 Thursday
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A few years back I was on a bit of a whirlwind trip through various Mendoza vineyards that included a day spent in San Rafael, in the south, along with David and Rachel Cane, two wine, food and travel journalists from California. We were flown from Mendoza to San Rafael in a small, four-seater Cessna, […]

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More Burger Bites

2015.Sep.07 Monday
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Continuing on the ever expanding quest for burger nirvana in Buenos Aires… I’m not sure why, but I somehow or other pictured DelToro Burgers, Bernardo de Irigoyen 366 in Monserrat, as some sort of huge, bustling, family oriented spot. No idea where that image came from. Instead, it turns out that it’s a very slick, […]

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The Lima Wrap-Up

2015.Sep.01 Tuesday
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Given the last two exceeding long posts, albeit focused on tasting menus, let’s just wrap this up and return to our regular scheduled programming. It’s still going to be long, because I’m covering four restaurants, but no more tasting menus… promise. Wayback… Henry’s and my first visit to Lima together, in 2007, and back in […]

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Nikkei – Ground Zero

2015.Aug.30 Sunday
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Maybe ground zero is the wrong term – it isn’t as if Mitsuharu Tsumura, or Micha, the chef at Maido, invented nikkei cuisine. It was around long before he was born. But there’s no question that he’s one of the stars of the modern nikkei movement (nikkei is the term for Peruvian – Japanese fusion […]

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Try IK, You Might Like IK

2015.Aug.28 Friday
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So I think I have this straight. There was a well known chef in Lima, Ivan Kisic, and he was opening a restaurant here in Miraflores about three years ago. He died shortly before opening night in a car crash. His family decided that in tribute to him, they’d continue with his plans for the […]

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2015.Aug.28 Friday
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You may recall a couple of years ago I had lunch with some Lima friends at ámaZ here in Miraflores, where I’m back for a three day food binge before returning to BA. (Like I really need more food. I foresee a whole lot of salad eating over the upcoming weeks.) I liked the food, […]

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Dining In in Trujillo

2015.Aug.27 Thursday
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Colombia and Ecuador behind us, it was time for a visit to Henry’s family in Trujillo. Things have come a long way since my first time nine years ago. (Here, here, here and here.) Bit by bit, Henry has been helping his family out (technically, it’s his property to begin with, inherited from his grandparents) […]

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Six “Cozies”

2015.Aug.24 Monday
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There’s a whole genre of “literature” that is referred to as “cozies”. Wikipedia defines it as: “a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The term was first coined in the late 20th century when […]

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