Bite Marks #5

2014.Oct.13 Monday
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This time around, what do we have for you? A quartet of spots from casual to fancy, all relatively new – opened in the last few months. A couple of months back, when I was munching away happily on some fried chicken at the new NOLA Gastro Pub (and I’ve been back once and checked […]

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Thai-ing Knots

2014.Oct.11 Saturday
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Ding, Ding, Ding! It was time for another throwdown challenge in our Reinventing the Whisk series – Episode #6. Three cooks, and another reinvention task – this time, Kevin had the honor to select the dish and he picked that ubiquitous dish of modern Thai cuisine, Pad Thai or Phat Thai. It’s a dish with […]

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From Tentacle to Ear

2014.Oct.08 Wednesday
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Just a quick look back at last week’s menu. A bit of playing around with past dishes and a couple of completely new ones. A Humboldt squid and sand perch causa – layers of potato with ají amarillo and lemon, and green onion and lime; spiced olive oil poached squid tentacles (jibía), sauteed sand perch […]

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There’s Something About Mary… land

2014.Oct.06 Monday
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Sometimes, there’s an oddball dish that catches my attention, and I find myself filled with the need to explore it further. The dish that has caught my attention, on and off since I moved here, is Pollo Maryland (Chicken Maryland) – the name changes at times – Suprema or Suprema de Pollo or Milanesa de […]

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The Roman Brain

2014.Oct.02 Thursday
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A couple of days ago I put up a post on sesos a la romana, “roman style brains”. I didn’t really get into the whole “issue” of eating brains. Surprisingly, the post passed by with no negative commentary – usually when I post something about eating innards there are two or three people either here […]

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Imaginary Argentina

2014.Oct.01 Wednesday
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I often forget that before coming down to Buenos Aires the first time a decade ago, I really had no idea what the country, nor the city, were like. These days, I often find myself amused when I hear from people headed down this way, with visions of what they’re going to find that are […]

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Bite Marks #4

2014.Sep.30 Tuesday
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There was a rumor that local Recoleta casual spot Delicious Café, Laprida 2015, offers up a Wednesday only hamburger that a few people were touting as the best patty in the city. Given that I’m fond of their pastries, I thought I’d give it a shot one recent hump-day. Luckily, it turns out, it was […]

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If I only had a brain…

2014.Sep.29 Monday
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“Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain.” – Wizard of Oz With the 92 bus pizza trek more or less winding down – given that it’s going to be just occasional visits when I can […]

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Reinventing the Whisk, #1

2014.Sep.27 Saturday
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I just can’t call this series the Top-Master-Chopped-Iron Chef anymore, so for the moment, I’m going with Reinventing the Whisk as the series continues. It’s just something that came to mind. There was a brief flirtation with something rephrased from Cole Porter’s Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, but I discarded it. So we all know you’ve […]

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