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Buenos Aires Is a So-So Food City

According to Terrence Henry of The Atlantic Food Channel, Buenos Aires leaves much to be desired in terms of food and flavor. He notes that most restaurants use wood-fired grills, which he thinks blanket all foods with similar flavors. He also comments on the lack of variety in the street food available, saying that it is limited to empanadas. Henry writes: A great food city is a place that caters to all manner of the food-obsessed: vibrant street food, affordable ethnic and traditional dining, and highly acclaimed (and more important, highly respected by their peers) destination restaurants. It should have a connection to its seasons and soil (or sea, as the case may be). It should be a place... More

Letting Cab Drivers Be Food Critics

Photograph from Baptiste Pons on Flickr Layne Mosler gets her rides and her food tips from the same place: her cabbies. The Californian, who moved to Buenos Aires in 2005, is a writer for South American Explorer and Time Out Buenos Aires and started a blog called Taxi Gourmet in 2007. For each post, she randomly hops into a cab and lets the driver point her to locro (stew with hominy, peppers and meat parts), lechón (suckling pig), or chinchulín (cow intestines). "I initially thought maybe I want to pick older guys or guys with a potbelly or guys who look like they know how to eat, but you never really know," she told the Washington Post. A cab driver... More

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