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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

February in Paris

Other than New York, I probably get asked more for Paris restaurant recommendations than for any other city. I like to go armed with a few recommendations I can act on. That's where a trusted pal comes in handy. More

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