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Date Night: La Cabaña

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 1 comment

La Cabana is a respite from the car shops, large grocery stores, and other signs of modernity in this particular part of Jackson Heights. More

Kids Welcome: La Fusta

New York Aya Tanaka 2 comments

Anyone seeking a South American grill experience or to revive the memories of a trip to the Rio de la Plata should go to La Fusta, the cheerful and well-priced Argentine restaurant in Elmhurst, Queens (with a second location in North Bergen, NJ). La Fusta ("the whip") is decorated in an equine motif, a reference to the country's love for horses. On a recent Saturday night visit, the clientele ranged from large to small families, from old to young couples. We were all greeted by a maitre d' full of cheer, and tended to by attentive, muy simpatico waiters. More

Cook the Book: Beef and Potato Pie

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

Those who visit Argentina often say that it has a very European feel. This might have something to do with the fact that more than 86 percent of the Argentine population is of European decent. Much like the United States,... More

Cook the Book: 'Seven Fires'

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Francis Mallmann is South America's most famous chef. He's a TV star and owner of several restaurants in Argentina and Uruguay. Mallmann was classically trained in French cuisine and opened his first restaurant, at 19, in the upscale beach resort of Punta del Este, Uruguay. Mallmann was so successful that he could afford to shut down the restaurant in the off season and travel to Europe to train with Michelin-starred chefs. After 20 years of South American–inspired nouvelle cuisine, Mallmann "tired of making French food for wealthy Argentines." He ditched the stocks and sauces and returned to his roots. Mallmann embraced the cooking techniques that he grew up with, wood fires and cast iron pots. These basic tools paired with... More

Off the Beaten Path: Sandwiches and Alfajores from the Panaderia Aconcagua

New York Joe DiStefano 2 comments

Named for the highest peak in the Andes, Panaderia Aconcagua isn’t as scenic as its namesake, but that doesn’t matter since there are plenty of tasty treats to be at this bakery/cafe. The display case is filled with all... More

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