A Guide to the Argentine Asado


This article originally appeared in Lucky Peach Magazine.  If where there’s smoke there’s fire, then in Argentina, where there’s fire, there’s a dismembered cow slowly grilling over hot coals. Asado isn’t just a barbecue, or a cultural tradition, it’s a main source of national pride and worshipped high on a majestic meat pedestal alongside fútbol, Messi, […]


Beyond Sushi: A Real Taste of Tokyo in Buenos Aires


Original article on Argento’s The Real Argentina  There’s so much more to Japanese food in Buenos Aires than salmon sushi rolls loaded with cream cheese and sweet passion fruit sauce. From udon to shabu-shabu, ramen to gyoza, and okonomiyaki to yakitori, here are some of the best spots for a taste of the real washoku (Japanese […]


The Empanada Tour of Salta


What does one do when in Salta? I have two words for you… EMPANADAS SALTEÑAS. I had an ambitious plan for my day in Salta: an empanada walking tour across the city’s capital to eat at as many empanada shops as possible. Forget vacationing in Punta del Este, this year hit up Salta and go on a great empanada journey. […]


The Indian Vegetarian Lunch Spot: Thali


It’s not easy being a vegetarian in Buenos Aires. When I first touched down, I lasted a good six months after a nearly 13-year adolescent no meat streak. But times have changed and today there are many more decent options for non-beef eaters (no, mozo, vegetarians don’t eat ham or chicken either). But after trying lots of […]


Inside Barrio Boliviano: A Food Tour of Mercado Andino de Liniers


Move over Barrio Chino, because the Bolivian market in Liniers is where it’s at. On the first blocks of José León Suárez, between Ibarrola and Ramón L. Falcón, steps away from Rivadavia 11500 and the Liniers train station, a little piece of Bolivia emerges. With that latin street food smell and bustle, colorful Andean tubers, tropical fruits, exotic herbs, […]


I Tried All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Libre So You Wouldn’t Have To


I know what you’re going to say, why on earth would someone pay actual money for bad sushi? It was a poor decision from the start. My brain knew it would be a mistake, but my heart still had some hope. I guess I wanted to see for myself just how gross all-you-can-eat cheap sushi in Buenos Aires could be. The answer […]


A Croissant Fest at La Boulangerie-Pâtisserie


Co-Pain – Ambrosetti 901, CaballitoBread lovers across the city had a mini freak out when legendary Franck Dauffouis, owner and boulanger of Caballito’s best hidden bakery, packed his baguettes and went back to France. But luckily, his bakers kept his spirit alive with a totally renovated (and much more cheerful) Co-Pain Boulangerie. Pick up all sorts of reasonably priced goodies to-go, […]


The Buenos Aires Parrilla Hit List

Salchicha parrillera 1

It’s time to break out in the meat sweats! Here is your ultimate mapped out guide to the best parrillas in Buenos Aires, updated monthly (July 2016) and listed in no particular order. Got a great parrilla that you’d give up your first born for? Tell me about it! Also, read more about parrillas, steakhouse ordering […]


The Slurping Ramen Rundown


The long night has come and a steaming bowl of ramen comes with it. Ramen has always existed in BA but it seems like in the past year food obsessors have gone totally loco for ramen. And that’s a really good thing because a life without ramen is no life at all. The Japanese soup with Chinese-style noodles, powerful bone broth, […]


The Asado Palace of Liniers: El Ferroviario

Parrilla spread El Ferroviario

I take the subway, two buses, and a sketchy walk around the Veléz Sarsfield fútbol stadium to get to El Ferroviario. Then, down the dark, shady alleyway I go, passing through a parking lot until I make it to an abandoned rail yard directly under a highway ramp. Wafts of asado smoke fill the air, and once I spot the steam locomotive next to […]