A Beery Special Bite Marks (#56)

2018.Feb.13 Tuesday

? As the craft beer movement grows in Argentina, there are going to be missteps and weirdness involved. Like the burger craze that ramped up over the last few years, and the sushi everywhere one that preceded it, not everyone is on the same page. Here in Recoleta, where until not much over a year […]

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Classic Felix

2018.Feb.08 Thursday
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I’m a child of the 60s. You say, “Félix Clásico”, and my mind goes here… …but, here, among the self-proclaimed food cognoscenti, the mind is apparently to go here… …to Félix Clásico, José María Freire 794, in Piñiero, a suburb just south of the city. I’ve been hearing about this place for more than a decade. At some […]

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Bite Marks #55

2018.Feb.04 Sunday
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? You would think, given that it’s two blocks from home, that I’d have checked out what is, as far as I know, the only kosher restaurant here in Recoleta by now. But, somehow, I hadn’t. I mean, it’s right there, Luba, Ayacucho 1412, just off the corner of Peña, I can literally walk there in […]

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Peru Triptych

2018.Feb.03 Saturday
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?   Time for more Peruvians! Let’s start with a revisit… …to Larco-Mar, Pasaje Carlos Gardel 3131, to the side of the Abasto. Originally I’d given it a thumb’s down, on a visit where we’d only tried the daily menú ejecutivo and found it expensive and mediocre. With prompting from friends who love the place, we’d revisited […]

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Bite Marks #54

2018.Jan.29 Monday
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A slightly different take on Bite Marks this time around, with a group of updates to past reviews of places that it’s been awhile since I’ve either been, or at least written about.   We’ll kick off at Tea Connection, Uriburu 1617, Recoleta – just down the street from us. It’s a place we drop into […]

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Meeting Peru

2018.Jan.27 Saturday
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The Gaston Acurio empire keeps expanding around the world. First there were the Astrid & Gaston restaurants, featuring revamped, modern versions of traditional Peruvian, and Nikkei cooking. Then there were the La Mar series, focusing on Peruvian seafood dishes. There was a café, there was a sandwich shop chain, and there was more. There was T’anta, a […]

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Opposite Sides of the Fen

2018.Jan.23 Tuesday
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By now it should be no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I’m out there checking out Asian restaurants left and right. Sure, I take time to try Peruvian ones, steakhouses, and the occasional burger or shawarma, but dumplings and Asian foods are kind of my passion. Today, a couple of Chinese places […]

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The Possibly Amicable Steak

2018.Jan.20 Saturday
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What’s in a name? What’s in a word? One of the things that is often frustrating for visitors and expats here (as well as many locals) is the use of lunfardo, the street slang of Argentina. What makes it frustrating is that it’s not really codified, as street slang generally isn’t, making it hard to find […]

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Bite Marks #53

2018.Jan.12 Friday
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Lots of little bites, nibbles, crumbs, and tidbits, plus a tipple or two. I almost feel like I should split this into two posts, but hey, let’s just go for it….   Los Muchachos de Punto y Banca, Mansilla 3494, Palermo – A spin-off (the kids of?) the original Punto y Banca pizzeria (I believe […]

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