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[Restaurantería MX]

Watch Cocina Sin Fronteras
Land In Mexico

[Michelin]

Brazil's First-Ever Michelin Guide
Results Have Been Leaked

[FoodMatters]

McDonald's Is Set To Reopen In 
Bolivia After A 13-Year Absence

Watch Cocina Sin Fronteras Land In Mexico (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Restaurantería MX]

[Restaurantería MX]

As chefs like Rene Redzepi, Grant Achatz, and Heston Blumenthal take their internationally-renowned kitchens on the road, creating pop-up restaurants unlike anyone has ever seen, chefs Gabriela Lafuente and Fer Rivarola of Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano continue to create international alliances throughout Latin America. For the inaugural edition of the 2015 season of Cocina Sin Fronteras, earlier this month Rivarola and Lafuente headed to Mexico, to cook at the widely acclaimed Biko. Together with Biko chef Gerard Believer, Alejandro Ruiz of Casa Oaxaca, and pastry chef Jose Ramón Castillo of Que Bo!, diners were treated to a one-night-only feast that spanned the region and delighted the senses.

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McDonald’s Is Set To Reopen In Bolivia After A 13-Year Absence (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[FoodMatters]

[FoodMatters]

Though it might seem next to impossible that an entire country could be without a single McDonald’s, that’s the way it’s been for the last 13 years in Bolivia. Driven out by low sales and low interest, it seemed like Bolivia would remain free of the giant fast food company for the foreseeable future. However, Página Siete reports that after a new round of investment, Big Macs and chicken nuggets are set to make their return next month. 

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São Paulo’s Veloso Bar Is Turning 10 (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Veloso Bar]

[Veloso Bar]

Veloso Bar is turning ten years old! And to celebrate, the caiprinha hotspot is having a birthday extravaganza. From March 24 to March 27, each day will feature a special coxinha prepared by a guest chef. A Folha published a preview of the enticing menu:

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What’s Going On

Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Coya | Miami, FL [Patrick Hieger]

Tortas Vlady: Cliente Halló Cucaracha Dentro De Producto [El Comercio]
The Global March Of Malbec [The Real Argentina]
Wake Up And Smell The Into Coffee [Peru This Week]
Neighborhood Guide: Alternative Barrios Of Buenos Aires [Jacada]
City Guide: Buenos Aires [Saveur]
Craft Brewers Now Produce 1 Out Of Every 10 Beers Sold [Fortune]
Gift Of The Moon – Bane Of The Spanish: The Story Of Yerba Mate [NPR]
En Busca De La Proteína Perfecta [El País]
El Arte De Desenchufar [Eat Wine Blog]

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Brazil’s First-Ever Michelin Guide Results Have Been Leaked (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

Although we weren’t supposed to get the official results for the first-ever Michelin Guide for Brazil  (and the first for Latin America) until April 8, as it seems to happen with almost every new update to the guide worldwide, the results were leaked online this morning. Featuring a total of 17 restaurants and 18 total stars, there were no three-star restaurants announced, Alex Atala’s D.O.M., in São Paulo, was the only restaurant to receive two stars. The list includes the majority of Brazilian restaurants that are also included on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Maní, Epice, Roberta Sudbrack, and Attimo, amongst others, were all given one Michelin Star.

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Bellavista Goes Green Tonight At Cervecería Loom (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Cerveza Loom]

[Cerveza Loom]

For all of you Santiaguinos out there looking for the best place to throw one back in honor the man who rid Ireland of its snakes, look no further than the newly, and officially, inaugurated Cervecería Loom. Owners Chuck and Jaime hold a special place in their heart for what is easily one of the days most readily associated with beer-drinking worldwide, and they’ll have plenty of the beverage to celebrate. While they’ll have plenty of Chilean craft brews on hand like Tubinger, Spoh, and Granizo, they’ll also be offering Irish Car Bombs for those who care to really get in the mood. 

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Cocina Sin Fronteras Opens In Buenos Aires This Saturday With Lots Of Meat (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Baqueano]

[El Baqueano]

Announcing a special dinner in Buenos Aires that will be centered around meat is kind of like announcing a taco tasting in Mexico City. But, when that meat-focused dinner is being cooked by one of South America’s best butchers, and two of Buenos Aires’ top chefs, the offer gets a lot more interesting. 

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Ñam Expands, Improves For Its Fifth Edition (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ñam]

[Ñam]

With culinary and cultural festivals throughout South America continuing to grow and become more wide spread, each country’s national celebration has to work hard to stay current and draw major crowds. Now in its fifth edition, Chile’s Ñam, the country’s largest and most important gastronomy festival, will be bigger, better, and more interactive than ever. The festival has expanded to six days, April 14-19, multiple sites, and this year will feature content for professionals in the food world and fanatics alike. 

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