Pick Up the Fork: Comiendo Buenos Aires on UN3

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Awwww shit! Pick Up the Fork is busting out onto the (somewhat) big screen to entertain appetites with some of  porteñolandia’s greatest food hits. Stay tuned weekly for new episodes –> Watch on UN3.TV  Made with lots of fatty love by the genios of Building Motion Ideas.

A Buenos Aires Empanada Quest: An Endless Search for the Empanada of My Dreams


Argentina is all about the empanada. You won’t walk a block without encountering some sort of establishment that sells the coveted handheld pocket of love. But after living in Buenos Aires for many years, you learn one thing quickly: not all empanadas are created equal. Empanada making is an art form, with some important facts to […]

Kotobuki: The Cheap Sushi Delivery


Sushi in Buenos Aires generally isn’t very good. There isn’t much variety other than salmon, fresh fish and seafood aren’t readily available, rice isn’t cooked properly, and rolls are often filled with cream cheese and other strange fillings. Jiro would definitely not approve. But it’s hard to deny when that sushi craving kicks in. I […]

Burgers Are the New Black

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Burgers are so much more than the latest food trend, it’s a lifestyle choice. It’s scientifically proven that people are instantly happier while eating an awesome burger, so imagine the edible anti-depressant delight to see the hamburger party train finally make its way to Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires, burgers are the new black. Following in […]

Farmisht, Fercockt, and Verklempt at Mishiguene


When I first heard about a restaurant classy-ing up Jewish cooking, I didn’t like the concept. “Gourmet Jewish Food” seemed like a pretentious oxymoron. I don’t want to see the food from my childhood turn into tiny portions, meticulously presented in a trendy Palermo restaurant. Give me my fattyfat Jewish deli sandwiches and my Grandma […]

Scenes from an Italian ristorante: CHIUSO


Doppio Zero was one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires. And even though the Las Cañitas pasta den closed its doors last year, the same owners continue the legacy with Chiuso: comforting Italian food starring pastas (both homemade fresh and De Cecco dry), risotti, antipasti, seafood, meat, desserts and great wine. Mariano Akman and […]

The Gran Dabbang is The Gran DaBomb


Right as the swiss chard pakoras drizzled with Sriracha sauce and served with a sweet carrot slaw chutney was delivered to the table, I knew this unassuming spot on Scalabrini Ortiz was something really special.Months before the restaurant opened, I began following Dabbang on Instagram, not quite understanding who/what is was: who is Dabbang? A chef? A cook? […]

Forking it on the Road in France: A Food Day in Lyon


Bouchon, Bocuse, baguettes, boulangerie, Beaujolais. Les Halles de Lyon, street markets, pork, wine, charcuterie, more pork, andouillette, Côtes du Rhône, the basilica of Notre Dame. And the cheeses – OH that French cheese. I took a trip to Lyon just for the food, and this is how I ate my day.

An Open Hate Letter To The Shitty Argentine Napkin


Dear Shitty Napkins in Argentina, I need to get something off my chest and be truly honest with you for a hot minute…. YOU TOTALLY SUCK. You’ve pissed me off since the moment I first felt your terrible rough yet slippery, nonabsorbent texture. Your feeble wax-like paper material doesn’t remedy messes nor does it cure […]

In Love with Lima Part 1: The Restaurant Bible

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There’s something incredibly special about Lima. The people, the history, the food, the flavors, the ingredients, the biodiversity. The restaurants, the street food, the markets, the cooks, the chefs, Mistura, Gastón. The ocean, the Andes, the Amazon, the Nikkei, the Chifa, the ceviche, the pisco. The spices, the sauces, the anticuchos, the potatoes, the chilcanos, the […]