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A Month In At Chochán, Buenos Aires’ New Homage To All Things Pork

By Megan Chochla

[Megan Chochla]

[Megan Chochla]

We sat down with Naiara Calvino, chef and co-owner of the new San Telmo hotspot dedicated to “delicias en cerdo,” Chochán, at the end of a busy afternoon to discuss the first month of her new restaurant.  The space is bright and airy.  Somehow it is laid back, edgy and chic all at the same time, with a splash of red in the colour scheme.  It is a Wednesday, late afternoon, and diners are still trickling in.  How could they not when Chef Calvino lights up the neighbourhood with her insanely tasty pork dishes amidst a sea of traditional and lovely, but less exciting empanada joints?  Eating in San Telmo is better now that Chochán is up and running.  San Telmo is a beautiful old neighbourhood full of traditional places and, dare we say, this restaurant is exactly what it didn’t even know it needed.  

NOLA BsAs Opened Friday. It Was Awesome.

By Megan Chochla

[Megan Chochla]

[Megan Chochla]

The highly anticipated opening night of NOLA was a smashing success.  We arrived to find an incredibly warm and easy space packed with happy diners.  It is cozy with a small assortment of tables, but with an open concept kitchen and high open ceiling,  he space feels much bigger and very welcoming.  The chill tunes and Broeders artisanal beer on tap helped me to slide in ‘Friday‘ mode.  Looking around me, everyone else had also found the ‘Friday‘ groove.  It would be hard not to do that at NOLA on any day of the week though.

Sabe La Tierra Market Returns To Palermo This Weekend (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Sabe La Tierra]

[Sabe La Tierra]

Buenos Aires market-goers will have to options for getting their organics this weekend, as non-profit Sabe La Tierra sets down in Palermo from July 18 to 20.  Although Sabe La Tierra offers weekly markets in San Fernando and Vicente López every Saturday, they’re hosting their third “tour” of the city this weekend.  Though the market won’t be quite as large as the itinerant Buenos Aires Market that will also be setting up in Palermo this weekend, they will be offering 40 different stands, free entry, and a lot of organic, healthy products.  Sabe La Tierra will take place Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, from 18:00 to 23:00, and Sunday, July 20, from 11:00 to 19:00.  The market will be set up at Gorriti 5417, in Palermo Viejo. 

Chile’s Kuntsmann Brewery Opened A Brewpub In Bariloche, Argentina (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Planeta Joy]

[Planeta Joy]

Now it seems that both sides of the Andes can get a taste of one Chile’s most beloved national products, Kuntsmann beer.  The Validivia-based, German-inspired brewery that began on a humble stovetop more than 20 years ago has already been selling their bottled products in Argentina for some time.  Now, however, visitors to Bariloche have a chance to sample a taste from the fermented teat in a brewpub that looks strikingly similar to the one in Valdivia.  According to Planeta Joy, the new Bariloche brewpub has enough space to seat 200 diners, and will be offering 5 of the 12 Kuntsmann beers on tap, including Torobayo, Gran Torobayo, Bock, Andwadtner, and the Unfiltered Lager.  Guests will also be able to enjoy foods like fondue, charcuterie boards, big sandwiches, German-style cakes, and more.  The new brewery is located at Av. Bustillo Km 7.8, in Bariloche.  Salud!

Maipo, Chile And Mendoza, Argentina In The Running For ‘Best Wine Region’ (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[USA Today]

[USA Today]

For you fierce regionalists that think new world grapes and under-represented growing regions are the best place to drink wine, you might want to cast your vote.  USA Today has opened up the polls to readers, and they want you to decide where the best wine regions in the world are to visit.  Naturally, places like Napa, Burgundy, and La Rioja are on the list, but South America is also represented with Maipo, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina.  Voting is open until August 4, so don’t miss your chance to put South America firmly on the map of world-class wine destinations.

Para ustedes regionalistas feroces que piensan que uvas del nuevo mundo y regiónes menos conocidos son los mejores lugares para tomar un buen vino, debes dar su voto.  USA Today ha abierto la votación a sus lectores, y quieren que ustedes eligen los mejores regiones de vino para visitar están en el mundo.  Naturalmente, lugares como Napa, Burgundy y La Rioja están en la lista, pero sudamérica está representado por Maipo, Chile y Mendoza, Argentina.  La votación está abierta hasta el 4 de agosto, así que no pierden su oportunidad para poner a sudamérica en la mapa de destinos mundiales para vino.

Buenos Aires Market Pops Up This Weekend (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Planeta Joy]

[Planeta Joy]

Back for July, Buenos Aires’ largest itinerant organic market will be popping up in Palermo.  BAM will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, and as usual, will feature more than 600 products from over 100 vendors, foods for sale, live music, workshops, and more.  July’s version will take place at Plaza Unidad Latinoamerica, located at Salvador and Medrano.  Entry is free.  For the full list of vendors, or for more details, check the website.

De vuelta para julio, el itinerante mercado orgánico más grande de Buenos Aires estrena en Palermo.  BAM pasará este sábado y domingo, el 19 y 20 de julio y, como normal, presentará más de 600 productos de más que 100 expositores, comida en venta, música en viva, talleres, y más.  La edición de julio pasará en Plaza Unidad Latinoamerica, ubicado en Salvador con Medrano.  La entrada es liberada.  Por la lista completa de expositores, o para más detalles, visita el sitio.

NOLA Buenos Aires Opens Friday. Here’s What You Need To Know

By Patrick Hieger

[NOLA / Facebook]

[NOLA / Facebook]

Fried chicken and gumbo dreams will finally come true this Friday when Liza Puglia, chef of the highly-acclaimed puertas cerradas diner NOLA, goes full brick and mortar and opens NOLA Pub, which will be serving United States southern-style favorites full time.  For nearly two years, Puglia has been doing weekly dinners featuring southern classics like braised pork shoulder and polenta, fried chicken and biscuits, blueberry pie, and more.  Now guests will be able to get her menu six days a week.

NOLA will be open from 17:00 to 00:00 daily, except for Tuesdays.  Service will be cash only and no reservations will be accepted.  Once spring comes around, they’ll be offering a Sunday brunch with live jazz.  For now, 30 seats will be available inside, with outside seating available once the warmer weather returns.

Ashton Kutcher Cooked In An Argentine Fan Van In Rio (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[@MundialAndando / Twitter]

[@MundialAndando / Twitter]

Oh celebrities.  You can just do whatever you want, can’t you?  Just a day after President Obama shocked Austin, Texas by skipping one of the longest food lines in the world at Franklin’s BBQ, Ashton Kutcher dropped in on a van full of Argentines for some breakfast.  The group of dedicated soccer fans had driven to Brazil in the van and had been partying all night.  According to Rating Cero, Kutcher wanted to get a taste of the fan life, and shared mate and bread with dulce de leche with the group, while wearing a chef’s hat for some reason.  Maybe this is the pilot of a new show for Kutcher, what with the demise of Two and a Half Men