A source of mine is an Argentinian gay male. And when he heard about the appointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope, he didn't exactly swell with nationalistic pride. Says the guy: "Bergoglio appears to have been actively involved in protecting the dictatorship's abuses in the 70's and also of ... More >>
A regular on the All That Chat board (filled with Broadway dishers) had this to say: "The last time an Argentinian came out on a big balcony in a white dress, she sang 'Don't Cry For Me, Argentina'.
The mate (pronounced "mah-tay") service at Cucharamama. Cold? Tired? Not fond of coffee but crave the caffeine? Maybe mate is your beverage. More properly known as yerba mate, the hot drink is made from the dried leaves of a shrub related to holly that grows in the northern reaches of Argentina. I ... More >>
Wantan Frito -- Served with a tamarind ketchup, these fried wontons are gigantic, and each enfolds a nugget of gnarly pork. This cluster looks like a prehistoric armor-plated fish. When Chinese food hit Peru in the late 19th century, it transformed itself to conform to popular tastes, creating an ... More >>
The Calabresa pie at Pizza Krozz Stand on nearly any thoroughfare in Buenos Aires and you're never far from a pizzeria. Cross a street at random and find yourself dodging scooters delivering hot pies, while delivery boys on foot hoist flat boxes overhead to navigate crowds swarming the streets. On ... More >>
[See Where Else I Ate: Ai Fiori | Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] Congrats to lr3 who guessed Union Square Cafe. This is the yellowfin tuna burger with oozing ginger glaze on a toasted poppyseed bun.
[See Where Else I Ate: Ai Fiori | Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly restaurant photo guessing game. Take a look at the photo below, name the spot that serves the pictured dish, and leave your guesses in the comment sections. (If ... More >>
[See Where Else I Ate: Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] I was eating the scallops and bone marrow at Ai Fiori. Congrats to foodforfel for guessing it right. Michael White's bone marrow is adorned with raw scallops, black truffle, and potato puree.
[See Where Else We Ate: Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar | Gastro Bar @ 35th Happy Monday. It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly restaurant photo guessing game. Take a look at the photo below, name the spot that serves the pictured dish, and leave your guesses in th ... More >>
You guessed it JLee. I was grabbing dinner at Caracas Arepa Bar in the East Village. It's delicious Venezuelan food. The crowds can get a bit intense sometimes, but it does have a take-out window.
[See More Taste Tests: Blue Collar's Fast Food-Style Burgers | Aita's Fritto Misto di Vedura] Try to take a swig of Colombian aguardiente without making a face. If you're lucky, you'll get away with a grimace and a brow wrinkle. If you're more sensitive to the burning sensation that accompanies a s ... More >>
On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>
Causa is a sort of South American answer to the Lowland European stoemp, a mash-up of potatoes and other substances that could serve as an app, a dip, or a main course.
Lauren ShockeyYou'll find a hint of fall in this butternut squash soup at Caracas Arepa BarButternut squash soup -- a hallmark of autumnal dining if there were ever one -- is slowly beginning to creep again onto our city's menus. In about a month's time, expect to see it at all the farm-to-a ... More >>
Rebecca MarxEarlier this afternoon, while wasting time in the produce aisle of the Union Square Whole Foods, we came across some pears.
A South American restaurant bundles up its cheese children
As we learned earlier this week, there are 33 miners trapped 2,000 feet underground after a mine cave-in in San Jose, Chile. Fortunately, they are all still alive. Unfortunately, it's going to take three to four months to extricate them, via drilling a hole large enough for their release. Thi ... More >>
Guayoyo's arepa quesoArepas--the Venezuelan griddled corn cakes stuffed with various good things--can be had at two East Village restaurants separated by a bare three blocks. Caracas Arepa Bar has been open since 2003 and is so popular that they recently expanded to Brooklyn. Guayoyo opened a ... More >>
Dude looks pretty stressed outMost American listeners probably know Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge as the soft-spoken dude singing David Bowie covers in Portuguese in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He's also acted in City of God and alongside Brian Cox in the 2008 p ... More >>
Seu Jorge strikes on all fronts
When I reviewed Desnuda, the avant-garde cevicheria in the East Village, over a year ago, the place had a pleasant sense of anarchy about it. There was no real menu, just executive chef, Christian Zammas puttering around behind the bar (there's no kitchen) armed with a sushi-bar-style cooler ... More >>
New Brazilian films get their New York premiere
"Few weeks ago I went online and meet a guy from Ohio who lives here in Buenos Aires...
Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>
Harina Pan made this arepa awesome.A few nights ago, at Roneria Caracas in Williamsburg, a man was overheard asking about the signature arepas. He wasn't curious about what they came stuffed with or how much an order cost. Rather, he was interested in making them at home. The manager kindly s ... More >>
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The city's only Surinamese-Indonesian restaurant reflects the activities of Dutch colonialists in both Souheast Asia and South America during the 19th century. Warung Kario is a hawker stall turned diner, started by immigrants from the Indonesian community of Suriname, on the northeast coa ... More >>
Brazilian company shows some edge
Breezy, exhilarating sounds to mask South American strife
Brazil's kidnapping epidemic spawns its own supply-and-demand economy
Brazilian bar and grill offers Bam-Bam ribs
Shadowrun is fresh and exciting -- and on its way to being obsolete.
Country stars, slave hunters headline Brazilian series
Stimulating hunger at East Elmhurst Colombian snack palace
South American HRW docs confront the ethics of filmmaking