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Curry in a Hurry

To a seasoned New Yorker, the fact that I ended up at ‘Curry Hill’ on my first Big Apple taxi adventure is about as surprising as finishing a food quest at a steak house in Buenos Aires. Still, I was thrilled when a Bangladeshi cabbie named Mizanur dropped me off ...

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Tasting the Biggest Apple

Tomorrow is my first taxi adventure in the Biggest Apple. Meanwhile, fear and excitement are dancing a fierce tango in my stomach, and it’s hard to tell which one is leading. How will Taxi Gourmet translate in New York? Will the cabbies here be as cunning on the hunt for ...

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Last Taxi in Buenos Aires

A photo I took at El Litoral in Balvanera, when I went back to Buenos Aires in August, 2012.

If I’d held a casting call for the ideal cabbie to drive my last taxi adventure in Buenos Aires, I couldn’t have found anyone to play the part more convincingly than Julio Verón. After 18 years driving a bus and 26 years as a taxista, the sweater-vested sixty-something oozed urban ...

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The Spanish Corner

Rincon Hispano

“I don’t have very sophisticated food tastes,” the taxi driver said, “I really like eating at the Coto food court in Ciudadela.” When I explained that we were looking for something a little more soulful than a superstore cafeteria, the taxista radioed his fellow cabbies for help. No one responded. ...

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