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Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

23 January 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, [...]

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Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

13 January 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, Chile – the home of enormous mayo covered hot dogs and some of the most impressive mountain views anywhere in the world? or Will it be Buenos Aires, Argentina -where you can (and more or less have to) eat steak 5+ times a week? We spent [...]

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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: A few of our favorite BA restaurants

28 July 2010

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Where to eat in Buenos Aires: A few of our favorite BA restaurants

Now that we’re settled into Santiago, it’s time for some reflection on our favorite places to eat in Buenos Aires.  While we may have mentioned from time to time that the food choices in Buenos Aires can be a bit repetitive (cycling through the 5 major food groups), there are definitely some amazing places to [...]

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Review of Anuva Wine tasting in Buenos Aires: Do it, you’ll thank us

22 July 2010

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Review of Anuva Wine tasting in Buenos Aires:  Do it, you’ll thank us

You don’t have to go all the way to Mendoza to taste great Argentine wines!!! We’d heard good reviews from friends who’d done tastings of Argentine wines here in Buenos Aires with Anuva Wines and had been meaning to do it for months.  When Ryan’s sister came to visit and we thought we wouldn’t have [...]

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16 wines

14 July 2010

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We tasted 16 wines today.  Everything is a little blurry…  but I’m pretty sure we liked it. More details to come after lots of sleep and water.

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How to have dinner in Argentina: A photo essay in 15 steps

30 June 2010

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How to have dinner in Argentina:  A photo essay in 15 steps

The perfect dinner in Buenos Aires can be achieved by following these 15 easy steps: (El Estrebe is our favorite parilla in Buenos Aires) (Provoleta is one of the best food inventions in the world) (If you’re curious about how they run an airline, check out Aerolineas Argentina) I’m not kidding:  How to take your [...]

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World Cup game 1 – gano Argentina!!

14 June 2010

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World Cup game 1 – gano Argentina!!

The month-long World Cup in South Africa started last week, and so begins the madness.  The country is legendary for its passion for football (sorry, we’re training ourselves not to say “soccer” while we’re here), and it’s easily spotted in the swarms of people walking around in their team jerseys and the talk about the [...]

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

8 June 2010

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

In the US, we have a food pyramid with recommendations on what we should eat; it looks something like this: In Argentina, they have a similar system, though it looks a little bit different.  From what we can tell, this is a relatively accurate depiction: People rave about the food in Argentina, especially the beef, [...]

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Review: El Estrebe parilla

29 May 2010

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Review:  El Estrebe parilla

This review is a long time overdue. El Estrebe is a parilla (basically means a restaurant that focuses on steak, for those unaware) that is very close to our apartment–on Pena near the corner of Pueyrredon. We walked by it several times as we were exploring the neighborhood when we first got here and noticed [...]

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Grilled cheese, please

8 April 2010

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Grilled cheese, please

When I say grilled cheese, what comes to mind?  Maybe a gooey toasted sandwich on Wonder bread with melted Kraft singles . . . maybe a diner-style sandwich on a hearty country loaf with classic cheddar?  Ask for “grilled cheese” in Buenos Aires, and that’s exactly what you’ll get – a slab of grilled Provolone [...]

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