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Paititi – Cusco, Peru

Located on the top corner of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Paititi boasts more than a great location and decent prices.  The small interior is a bizarre meeting of classic American Diner meets heavy Inca stone, with interesting artistic … Continue reading

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Brujas de Cachiche | Lima, Peru

I’m a sucker for traditional foods, and I like to know where I ‘m going to get the best preparation of that dish before trying it if possible.  In Peru, anticucho (beef heart) was one of the country’s plates I … Continue reading

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A Letter to Walter Bustamante Cano

Dear Walter, The smells of your kitchen intoxicate my dreams, while images of little red river prawns dance in my head each night, tempting me to return to Arequipa.  I’ve eaten crayfish before, even cooked them myself, but the flavors … Continue reading

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Video | Secrets of the Plaza de Armas – Arequipa, Peru

A story, told on the rooftop of a restaurant: Walter runs a true living museum at his restaurant, Sonccollay, where he cooks in at 10,000 year old, Pre-Incan tradition.  He invites all of his guests up to the roof to … Continue reading

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Xi’an Famous Foods – New York, NY

Was there ever a time when you didn’t trust the high standing opinion of Andrew Zimmern, Anthony Bourdain, or Adam Richman?  Okay so maybe there’s some things Zimmern gets into that would give me the heeby jeebies – you know, … Continue reading

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Ristorante Asellina – New York, NY

Perfectly situated just two blocks from my job, Asellina is a restaurant which stole my heart before I even entered.  I had been eying the place since they opened, passing it every day on my way to the train.  Finally … Continue reading

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Roberta’s – Brooklyn, NY

If there’s one thing New York City is good at, it’s Pizza.  And with the rush of young people moving into the more industrial parts of Brooklyn, comes more of that city favorite. It seems that with the influx of … Continue reading

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L’Enfant – Washington DC

“Do you like crepes?” Myung asked as we tried to make our decision on where to have brunch. “Who doesn’t like crepes?” Weather you like crepes or not, L’Enfant will not leave you hungry.  Their brunch menu is absolutely fantastic, … Continue reading

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Carmine’s – New York, NY

“I tried to make a reservation for 7:00” my father said, “but they were booked until 9:30.” One of the beautiful things about Carmine’s is that despite the fact that they do take reservations, they will not book their tables … Continue reading

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Spice: New York, NY

While I’ve never actually eaten here, Spice’s location (and unique drink menu) make it the perfect spot to hang (get drunk) at while sitting out the 2+ hour wait for Ippudo‘s famous ramen. Their drink menu boasts a number of … Continue reading

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