I wrote briefly about Nucha in my 14 Days 14 Cafes post, and there is just something about it that keeps drawing me back. I don’t know if it is the light (it’s super bright in there), the beautiful high ceilings, the turquoise accents, the mid-century modern style pieces, or the mouth-wateringly delicious looking display
Last Saturday we spent the day in Tigre, which was amazing. I shot b&w film in Tigre, so you are going to have to wait for the images, but once they’re developed I will certainly share more! By the time we got back to our apartment late Saturday evening, we were worn out. Shells of
I’ve had very, very good luck in my life with hole in the wall restaurants. And Don Niceto, a parilla not so far from our apartment, just adds to the long list of delicious food we’ve eaten in less than pretty locales. Don Niceto Don Niceto is not fancy. At all. But it has got
Butting up to the Puerto Madero neighbourhood in Buenos Aires is the ecological reserve. A huge park, right on the Rio de la Plata. The park is full of willows, pampas grass, and walking paths, and is a great way to spend a morning. Beware – because of super wide paths, there is not a
One of the most intriguing and peculiar elements about dining in Buenos Aires is the closed door restaurant, or puerta cerrada. More akin to a dinner party than a restaurant, talented chefs whip up wonderful set menus in the privacy of their home, and they are served around a communal table. Originally the domain of
The first time that I tried ceviche was in February 2009, as the second course of a set lunch in Peru’s old centre. And after just one bite, I was hooked. If you are unfamiliar with ceviche (or cebiche, depending on who you ask), it’s typically fresh, raw, fish marinated in lemon or lime juice.
One of the things that we miss in Buenos Aires is good Mexican food. This little factoid usually surprises most of our friends. Maybe it’s the general Argentine aversion to spicy food, maybe its the distance from Mexico, or maybe its something entirely different, but there just isn’t a lot of Mexican food around. There
Several weeks ago, I decided to sign up for the 7km UNICEF Carrera Por La Educacion that happened yesterday in Buenos Aires. Something about having a race on the horizon helps keep me on track. It was probably the best thing I could have done on a Sunday morning. This race, more than almost anything
Something unique to Buenos Aires is the sheer number of restaurants that offer delivery. From cafes, to local hangouts, to dining establishments – thousands of restaurants in the city will deliver. Before arriving in BA, I heard about a service called Buenos Aires Delivery, basically an online aggregator of over 300 restaurants. Sound awesome? It
A friend arrive on Monday to spend a week with us in BA. So, to celebrate his arrival, we wanted to take him to a local parilla I had been hearing about. Unfortunately, ever the BA neophyte, I failed to check and see if it was open on Mondays. And alas, it wasn’t. Now, as
The food blogger community is abuzz with Tourism Richmond’s recent announcement of the 365 Days of Dining Competition. And for good reason, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime for someone who loves food, loves to blog, and loves to explore. Hmm… sound like anyone you guys know? Possibly moi? Several people have encouraged me to
San Telmo on Sundays is packed full of antiques, tourists and locals. But weekdays. Weekdays are special. Quiet streets. Locals in bars. And sparsely attended afternoon-long happy hours and tango shows in the Plaza Dorrego. Later today, I’m going to do a Foto Ruta in San Telmo. I quite excited, and hope I love it,
This is a pre-scheduled post. We are on our way to Antarctica this week and don’t have internet access! In fact, if our Drake Passage crossing goes (relatively) smoothly, we could be setting foot on Antarctica later this afternoon! If not today, then send happy thoughts to my tummy and hope that we get off
A lot of people have been asking about our apartment in Buenos Aires. Ok. One person has asked about our apartment in Buenos Aires. But that is all it takes to inspire me to write a post, people! We rented our apartment site unseen (for 3 months), through a service called ByT Argentina. Here is
On Friday I went for a much needed photo walk. I was feeling like I needed some inspiration (apart from my computer screen). Yesterday I decided to finally download the images and edit them. And I’m a little bit in love. Especially with the super sized green bench.