Bite Marks #7

2014.Nov.20 Thursday
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With exploring chili rabbits and cooking and everything else, I’m constantly amazed that I actually still have time to get out and have a bite or four at various new spots every few weeks, but somehow I manage. Of course, the chili rabbit project was spread out over weeks and I really only had to […]

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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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Chili Rabbit

2014.Nov.18 Tuesday
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I’ve recently become enamored of a particular Peruvian dish, the ajiaco con conejo. Actually, any ajiaco, because it’s one of the most delicious Peruvian potato preparations I’ve tried – when done right. Now, ajiaco basically means something in a chili sauce. The Peruvian version is quite different from the better known Colombian one, which is […]

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A Siamese in Peru

2014.Nov.17 Monday
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Now that Peru is the new “it girl” in the gastronomic world, we can expect to see all sorts of trendy mashups. I may as well get ahead of the curve. I mean, we have – there aren’t many people out there doing a fusion of Andean and Mediterranean flavors and techniques, as is our […]

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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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Refinements to Plates Past

2014.Nov.06 Thursday
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While last week’s menu held no completely new dishes, it did provide me with an opportunity to refine, adjust, or perhaps just tweak some favorites from menus over the last year. Our “study of roots” goes slightly more savory, I took out the sweet ocas, or Andean yams, and put in a different small Andean […]

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Bite Marks #6

2014.Nov.02 Sunday
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It’s rare that I have a weekend evening off. But Henry had an event to go to with some folk from the university, and I decided to go out and get a little evening wander in. My first thought was to go hit some of the 92 Bus pizza places that are only open for […]

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