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Las Cholas & Panadería Santa Teresita

Few things are more devastating to a food pilgrim than arriving at your destination and discovering that it’s closed. Such was my fate at Panadería Santa Teresita. I got there at quarter after two – 15 minutes into the bakery’s afternoon siesta. According to the handwritten sign on the door, ...

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Parrilla 29

Friday, 10:30 PM – I invoked the spirit of Anthony Bourdain as I pulled a tendril of grilled intestine off the table-side barbecue at Parrilla 29. Hours earlier, riveted to the cocky chef’s Travel Channel show, I’d watched him munch on a piece of dirt-roasted warthog rectum in Namibia. If ...

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The Little Pigs

I scanned the menu and suppressed my alarm. Twelve laminated, leather-bound pages sang the praises of dishes that spanned the globe and defied the season: Asian stir fry, homemade pasta prepared forty ways, caprese salad, Moroccan-style chicken in curry cream, and salmon crepes with pink sauce to match. Los Chanchitos ...

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Pippo

When I’m flying blind in a new place (i.e. in the absence of research, guidebooks, or personal recommendations), I like to coast on the illusion that my instincts will guide me to a great place to eat. Some of the cues are obvious. Crowded at peak hours is good. Crowded ...

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Four Questions and Fujisan

“Where are you from?” “What are you doing in Buenos Aires?” “Do you have family here?” “Are you single?” If I start talking to any taxi driver in Buenos Aires, I’ll bet my tango shoes that these Four Questions will come up – in that exact order. This afternoon, I ...

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