Archive for Category: "Food & Drink"

13Nov
2013

Food Tours and Experiences in Buenos Aires

There’s a long-awaited and much-welcomed gastronomic revolution happening in Buenos Aires at present, and locals and visitors alike are winning with dinner, lunch and every other bite. My post for Forbes details some of the best ways to get in on it with tours, a chef’s table event and if you’re in town at the right time, fairs and restaurant weeks. Buenos Aires For Foodies   Once regarded as a land for great steak and not much else when it […]

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23Jul
2013

Afternoon Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel

Afternoon Tea At Buenos Aires’ Elite Alvear Palace Hotel     Buenos Aires’ Alvear Palace Hotel is really something. It is worth even just popping in to take a look around, but I think the best way to experience the Alvear as guest without a room key is to attend the property’s fanciful Afternoon Tea. I scheduled tea time with some friends to celebrate my birthday this past May. The service was impeccable, the fare stellar and the setting about […]

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10Mar
2013

A Traditional Turkish Breakfast

To the granola bar-eaters in the subway, the Starbucks scone-chompers on the sidewalks, the gym-baggers with your smoothies… it’s time to take a lesson from the Turks in happy breakfasting. 

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16Oct
2012

A local guide to Buenos Aires

The editors at the online magazine The Culture-ist contacted me to pen the Buenos Aires installment of their “Get Cultured” city guides. For this, I was on the other side of the interview, answering rather than asking, and you can check out the full piece Get Cultured: Buenos Aires – A Guide to Exploring the Best of the City on their site. Below is what I had to say. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: Buenos […]

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2Sep
2012

OysterFest: A Financial District Tradition

While Little Italy and Nolita turn into a tourist-jammed funnel cake haven during the Festival of San Gennaro, the Financial District will be busy getting classy with an oyster block party on Saturday, September 22nd.

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6May
2012

Eating a Path Through Di Bruno Bros in Philly

In my opinion, there is nothing better than the 4 p.m. snack, or merienda, as Karina would call it in Buenos Aires. And when sitting down to this merienda, the only thing I want to see (and come to think of it, the only thing I ever crave, period) is cured meats and strong cheeses with an assortment of bread and crackers and maybe some grapes, so I don’t get scurvy. So naturally, I caught the overwhelming scent of tender prosciutto […]

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22Apr
2012

Barney Greengrass: The Jewish New York Deli Experience

Finding a bagel and lox in this city is as easy as finding the sidewalk—but an excellent bagel and lox? That question will throw most New Yorkers into a heated argument.

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16Apr
2012

Tasting mate in Buenos Aires

Did you read Tara’s post about the art of mate in Argentina Well, last week BBC Travel published a piece I wrote about mate: what it is, the cultural customs that surround it, how to drink it and where to drink it in Buenos Aires. Drinking mate in Buenos Aires Also, Porota, which I reference in the story, is one of my favorite cafes in the city. (Picture below.) –Karina

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15Apr
2012

Anatomy of a New York Street Fair

The season has finally arrived: Entire New York avenue blocks are beginning to shut down in every part of the city to accommodate street fairs! While the location and theme at each New York street fair very much influence which booths you’ll find, there are always a few that remind you that you’re in good old Manhattan. When you’ve spent enough weekends at New York street fairs, you start to see a pattern… –Tara for TKGO

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