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The Little Pizzeria That Could

When Martín the taxista dropped me off at Don Lechón during last week’s taxi adventure, he was kind enough to let me in on another secret: La Mezzetta. “Everyone is nuts about this pizzeria,” he said, “It’s not my favorite – I don’t like their dough. But you should probably ...

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Lunch with the Don

I was standing on the corner of Alvarez Thomas and Avenida Elcano, across the street from Don Lechón, the neighborhood restaurant in Colegiales where Martín the taxista had just dropped me off. I stared at the giant sign, crowned by a smiling pig wearing a red beret. Inside, the tables ...

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Salvation and Gnocchi

Your soul is worth more than all the treasures of the world. So concludes Pastor Orlando Loredo’s “God’s Plan for Salvation” brochure, which he handed to me upon dropping me off in front of La Cantina de David for lunch. Pastor Loredo, who drives a cab four days a week, ...

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