Buenos Aires

Discover the Art of Butchery in Argentina

Although every Argentine wolfed down 59.4 kilos of beef in 2014 according to the CICCRA meat chamber (that’s 163 grams a day), beef consumption is actually in decline in Argentina. Surprised? Me too, given the number of parrillas lining the streets of, well, anywhere, and asado invitations I get each week.

 

Experience the Joy of Volunteering in Buenos Aires

Way back when, in 1998 to be more precise, I came to Argentina to volunteer for Aldeas Infantiles SOS for a year. And while I haven’t run a marathon for charity or anything like it since, the intervening years have seen me do my tiny bit for another local project called Todos Juntos. It was this Anglo-Argentine foundation that British soul singer Joss Stone teamed up with in March to hand out 100 rucksacks filled with school kit to kids…

 

Think Outside the Glass: Other Ways to Enjoy Malbec

Given its big, bouncy personality, Malbec naturally throws a party for itself every year – and why shouldn’t it? Every 17th of April we celebrate Argentina’s most popular adopted grape with Malbec World Day. But what if you’re pregnant, or under doctor’s orders to give booze the red light? Here are some alternative ways to celebrate Malbec without the alcohol.

 

Shopping behind Closed Doors: The Best of BA’s Private Showrooms

Some of the best things in BA can be found behind closed doors, be it dining, cocktails, art and even shopping. Over the last few years a large chunk of BA’s shopping scene has gone underground due to soaring rents for retail spaces. The trend for emerging designers and brands is to sell their collections by appointment only from the privacy of their apartment or a private studio space or workshop…

 

Meet the Top Waiters of Buenos Aires

While chefs receive plenty of glory and press for their creative flair in the kitchen, and sommeliers are lauded for their pairing skills, let’s not forget one other important member of restaurant staff: the waiter. The face of any eatery from the most humble café to the most accoladed of Michelin-starred restaurants, your local watering-hole likely employs a waiter who has chosen service as his profession for life…

 

The Buenos Aires Helado Guide & Heatmap

Oh for the love of sweet, creamy ice cream, Buenos Aires might be the most helado-rific city in the whole wide world. Welcome to year round summertime-wintertime-warm weather-cold weather bliss. Walk down just about any block in this crazy capital and you’ll be sure to find a flavor-packed multicolored display of glorious ice cream, served by the cone, cup, or kilo.

 

Summer in the City: Swimming Pools of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires in the summer is hot. A few years ago, someone somewhere took their giant cigarette and burned a hole right through the ozone layer above the city, creating saunas out of any homes lacking AC and forcing Argentines to develop a system for having a constant supply of ice to cool water when the cold tap runs hot (note the buckets of ice in freezers decanted from the ice trays). Most of the summer is spent sweating it out on the sidewalks, wishing for a pool…

 

Where Argentina’s Top Chefs Go Out to Eat

Choosing where to eat in Buenos Aires is getting harder and harder as new restaurants open. There is so much to eat and drink! So who better to trust than the guys that are in the most acclaimed kitchens and know their way around? Next, these top chefs tell us where they like to eat for three different situations or moods…

 

Where to Buy Shoes in Buenos Aires

At the risk of sounding like a typical girl, or worse, Carrie from Sex and the City, I love shoes. I would go so far as to say I’m a shoe fiend. I think I love shoes so much because I don’t have to take off anything, apart from the shoes I’m wearing, to try them on (I also think that’s why I only have 2 pairs of jeans). When I arrived in Argentina a year and half ago, I had 3 pairs of shoes. Now I have 9…

 

Porteño Burger Boom: Where To Eat Burgers in Buenos Aires

Burgers aren’t a food trend, they’re a lifestyle. It’s a scientific fact that eating an awesome burger will make you happy, and luckily within the past two years, Buenos Aires has followed in many major city’s food scene footprints by opening burger dens devoted to the beef patty, bun, sauce, and topping way of life.

 
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