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Buenos Aires, Lima and Sao Paolo On The World’s Top 29 Burgers List

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In yet another installment of lists that may not matter and whose assemblage is of questionable origins, Huffington Post has come up with a list of the top 29 (not 30!) new international burger bars, and Brazil, Peru, and Argentina have spots on that very list.  According to the source, “this look at 29 top new burger concepts that have opened in the past 12 months outside the U.S. and Canada proves that the burger-bar concept is one of America’s most popular exports and one that fits with cultures from Croatia to Peru to Singapore.”  We’re still waiting for proper tacos to make their way south.  Regardless, they’re right, and people love a good burger.  Hell, people love bad burgers, too, as evidenced by the ever-widening breadth of McDonald’s reach.

Coming in on the list for South America are Buenos Aires’ Burger Joint, Twist Burger Bar in Lima, and Yes Burgers in Sao Paolo.  Burger Joint has been winning diners over since its inception earlier this year, as evidenced by the variety of Tweets and check-ins we see coming in from the restaurant on a daily basis.  Twist recently held a fundraiser for victims of the Philippine tsunami, so they automatically win points.  We haven’t heard much about Yes Burgers, but if they’re on a list, they gotta be good, right?  [via Huffington Post]

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Huff Post Says Ecuador Is Next

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It seems that Huffington Post writer Rupert Parker was bowled over by Ecuadorian flavors at a recent dinner in London.  So bowled over, in fact, that he said, “I really do think that the culinary traditions of Ecuador are ripe for an international audience.”  Look out Peru?  Maybe not just yet.

Ecuadorian may not be the next “big thing” (yet),  but there’s no doubt that people want more and more South American flavors.  Acid.  Heat.  Fat.  And so on.  It’s basically a no-brainer, but South America, on the whole, has it figured out.  There’s good eating down here, and it’s still exotic to most of the world, even to many parts of the countries that are promoting their own cuisine.  Peru is still the clear forerunner in bringing its flavors to the masses, but as more diners / writers  like Rupert Parker put the word out, countries like Ecuador can certainly start getting in line.  [via Huffington Post]

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The Worst Meal In The World Is Apparently Chilean

Apparently the worst meal in the world is not bugs.  Not boar sphincter.  Not fried bat.  Though it is probably something that Andrew Zimmern has eaten.

No, for Richard Bangs, contributor for the Huffington Post, the worst meal in the world is a bowl of steaming, congealed goat’s blood, served like a pudding after a glass of chicha.  One gulp was all it took and Bangs was out the back door and giving the blood back to the land.  Would you eat it?  [via Huffington Post]