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World Series Watching In Santiago

By Lauren Barragan

[MLB]

[MLB]

(Editor’s Note: We stand as a divided house.  Although we band together as ex-pat baseball fans here at Como Sur HQ, our team rivalries run deep.  Lauren is excited because her Giants are going to another series.  I’m pissed because the Cardinals lost.  So, as a native Missourian, I’m going for the Royals.  If you don’t care about baseball, none of this matters.)

It’s official! The Kansas City Royals will be going head to head with the San Francisco Giants next week for the 2014 World Series. Whether you’re rooting for the biennial champions from the West Coast Bay Area or the overdue, underdog Missourians that haven’t taken home a series ring since 1985, we can make your drinking and viewing choices much easier for you, leaving you more room for the major decision making, i.e. who to support in the series this year. We put together a list for you of the bars that have told us they will be providing cold beers, hot food and clear televisions s for all your diamond-viewing pleasures. It’s enough to make you think you’ve go-go-gadget ‘coptered your way to the good ol’ U.S. of A. to enjoy watching its favorite pastime.

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Watch Martin Morales Boogie, Cook and DJ In Berlin (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ceviche]

[Ceviche]

Simply put, Martin Morales is non-stop. Now with two hit restaurants in the heart of London, a cookbook that continues to be translated into various languages around the world, and another new compilation of hot Peruvian funk from his record label Tiger’s Milk Records, it’s hard to tell whether the chef / DJ / restaurateur (read Mogul) is coming or going. What a life.

If you want a taste of a day in the life of Martin Morales, check out this new video compilation of his book and record release in Germany.  Part pop-up, part book signing for the new translation of Ceviche in German, and part DJ set for the release of the new Peru Bravo compilation, Morales has managed to do what most people only dream of–fuse his passions and his career into one, making for a love letter to Peru that’s as exciting to dance to as it is delicious to eat.  So, when’s that South American party happening?

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Gustu Is Hiring (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

gustuhiringIf you’re looking for the opportunity to work at one of the hottest restaurants in Latin America right now, this is it. La Paz’s Gustu is hiring for an Assistant Manager, Bar Manager, and waiter positions. Recently voted as number 32 on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants, Gustu is helping put Bolivia, and their incredible biodiversity, on the world map. For the right people, this could be an incredible opportunity. For more information, contact Darren Armstrong, a recent transplant from the United States, at armstrong@restaurantgustu.com.  Good luck.

Si estás buscando una oportunidad para trabajar en uno de los restaurantes más calientes de América Latina en este momento, es ahora.  Gustu, de La Paz, está contratando un Asistente del Jefe de Salón, un Encargado del Bar, y camarero(a)s.  Elegido en el mes pasado al número 32 en la lista de los Latin America’s 50 Best restaurantes, Gustu está ayudando a poner Bolivia, y su biodiversidad increíble, en el mapa mundial.  Para la gente adecuada, está podría ser una oportunidad increíble.  Para más información, comuníquese a Darren Armstrong, un transplante reciente de los EEUU, a armstrong@restaurantgustu.com.  Buena suerte.

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Sumas Brings Upscale To Go To Downtown Santiago

By Lauren Barragan

[Sumas]

[Sumas]

In the food world, we’ve grown accustomed to two general genres for dining options. There’s restaurant dining that typically requires reservations, courses and time to savor your meal and then there’s hustle and bustle in between appointments and lunch hours that result in shameful fast food. City living has both forced and allowed us the need to experience both ends of the spectrum. But times they are a changing. And tucked away in Barrio Bellas Artes is a place that is upping their game so that we don’t have to sacrifice standards for our time.

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What’s Going On

Los Castores | Santa Cruz, Bolivia [Patrick Hieger]

Los Castores | Santa Cruz, Bolivia [Patrick Hieger]

¿Identidad o Postureo Bajo La Chaquetilla? [Eva Ballarin]
Smell The Beans [Tasting Table]
Sud & Jeffrey’s, O Casamento Do Ano [Boca No Mundo]
Una Nueva Imagen Para El Perú [Peru 21]
Peru Asparagus Growers Switching To Grapes and Blueberries [Peru This Week]
Enrique Olvera Talks Cosme [The Latin Kitchen]
Bogotá, Colombia: Introducing The Athens Of South America [Telegraph]
Putting The Spotlight On Producers At Ecuador’s Latitud Cero [Canopy Bridge]
“Vinos de Chile,” La Campaña Que Apuesta Por Los Más Rico [El Mostrador]

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La Granja Brings Craft Burgers To Santiago’s South Side

By Patrick Hieger

La Granja | Santiago, Chile [Patrick Hieger]

 [Patrick Hieger]

Although Uncle Fletch has become the de facto burger spot for Santiago since opening in Bellavista last year, there has been a gaping hole in the burger offerings anywhere in the south side of the city, particularly in areas with high populations of twenty-somethings like Ñuñoa.  Old standbys like HBH with their house brew and cheap pizzas or Bar The Clinic with their always tongue-in-cheek attitude have kept diners and drinkers alike happy with their menus, but as the burger trend only gets hotter in Santiago, the need for another burger-centric hot spot has grown more than ever.  Enter La Granja, the newest burger bar and (soon-to-be) watering hole with a prime location, an epic patio, and a menu that will keep the place packed all summer long. 

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LAN Airlines, Lima, São Paulo, Buenos Aires Included In Saveur’s 2014 Culinary Travel Awards (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Saveur]

[Saveur]

U.S.-based Saveur magazine has just released their 2014 Culinary Travel awards, and destinations and companies througout South America have received a variety of awards.  Categories on the list range from best culinary destination to best airline cuisine for both economy and first-class, as well as top hotel restaurants and more.  It’s no surprise that cities like London, Copenhagen and Tokyo take top awards, but South America has earned more than its fair share of praise in this year’s selections.

South American carrier LAN walks away with a Notable mention for their economy class cuisine.  São Paulo takes away a Reader’s Choice award for large international culinary destination, sharing the list with Lima, which walks away with a Notable mention as well.  Buenos Aires landed a couple of Notable mentions for its drinks, one in overall cocktails, and one in hotel bars. 

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BsAs’ Boris Club Brings Music and Cuisine Together With Boris Trip (ES)

By Martha Mendes

[Boris Trip]

[Boris Trip]

Palermo’s Boris Club is bringing a new experience to the Buenos Aires scene, the union of music and gastronomy from emblematic cities around the world every Monday. On October 20 and 27, the event, dubbed Boris Trip, will use New York and Paris for inspiration.  The menu will be created by chef Antonio Soriano, of restaurant Astor, and the musical history of each city will be in the hands of Bobby Flores, a staple in the local music scene, accompanied by a special presentation from pianist Cirilo Fernández.  

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