The Asado Palace of Liniers: El Ferroviario

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 […]

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Sudestada, High Winds with a Great Lunch Special

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Back in the good ole BA days, when the colectivo cost 80 centavos, Sudestada offered one of the best lunch specials in Palermo.  Fast forward a few years, add a 70% price increase and an inflations-a-bitch tax, and this Southeast Asian inspired restaurant still remains a long standing Buenos Aires lunch special favorite.

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Big Al’s Badass Brioche Buns

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Guest post written by Alan Epstein aka Big Al aka Al Doggy Dogg aka The Rainmaker “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun.” – Sir Mix-A-Lot  I’ve always been impressed by Sir Mix-A-Lot’s sage-like wisdom on the importance of being selective about the buns in which you serve your meat. I’m gonna […]

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Café San Juan: Worth the Hype

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If Tony Hawk and Chef Ludo had a love baby, it would probably come out something like Leandro ‘Lele’ Cristóbal of the acclaimed Café San Juan.  Sexy Argentine celebrity mega chef, total groso in the kitchen, TV personality, reality TV show star, tattooed douche bag bad ass, and skater boy playa has made Café San Juan one of the most popular restaurants […]

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My New Favorite Brunch: Hernán Gipponi Restaurant in Fierro Hotel

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**Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is no longer in the Fierro Hotel** For those looking to indulge in an extra special, extravagant brunch, skip the Faena, Park Hyatt or Alvear hotels and instead boutique it up at Hernán Gipponi’s restaurant, inside the Fierro Hotel.  After two visits this past month, it’s fair to say that H 2-da G […]

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The Great: MARFA Delivery

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The day I discovered Marfa marked a great day in my Buenos Aires history.  June 2010: The Rio de la Plata parted and Moses appeared holding a broccoli and red pepper veggie burger.  This delivery food service, open for lunch and dinner, makes a killing offering a healthy-ish menu of bomb salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers, wraps, […]

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The Perfect Plate of Rabas: El Preferido de Palermo

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Long before Palermo Soho flooded with overly trendy porteños, when Spanish was still the dominate language of the neighborhood, El Preferido de Palermo opened as a standard almácen-like bodegón: no frills, attentive service, solid food.  Since the opening in 1952, this restaurant on the corner of Guatemala and Borges has stayed true to its heritage, […]

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Loreto Garden Bar

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It’s mighty refreshing finding a solid lunch spot that breaks away from the Palermo café-lunch-brunch scene epicenter.  Loreto Garden Bar, situated in a residential part of Colegiales, is an ideal warm-weather spot, to sit outside, and have a mighty tasty lunch.  Loreto’s menu may seem like any old Argie café menu of burger-sandwich-salad-tarta-offerings, but look a bit […]

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BBQ Town: Korean BBQ Right In Your Backyard

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Barrio Chino, my culinary mecca, and home to many disappointing Chinese restaurants (except Asia Oriental counter and Hong Kong Style), has now just gotten a lot more interesting: spicy kimchee, beautiful bulgogi, more than 25 small plates of hot and cold dishes, soup, oysters, bacon, shrimp, lettuce wraps, dumplings – I could go on and on. […]

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The Perfect Buenos Aires Brunch

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One time in my life I had the perfect brunch in Buenos Aires. A brunch filled with bagels, French toast casserole drenched in maple syrup, salty and savory cold cuts, an assortment of flavored cream cheeses, bacon, fruit, granola, yogurt, fresh baked challah, all the fixings you could dream of, juice, champagne, vodka, gin, cucumber […]

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