Buenos Aires Art & Lifestyle Tours Blog

Re Porteño: Mate And Fernet Ice Cream Posted on 17 Mar 16:15 , 0 comments

By Sharon Salt.    Here’s one of San Telmo’s best-kept secrets: off the corner of Defensa and Estados Unidos, only half a block from the …

Circle of Drink: Five Questions for Dave Mate Posted on 21 Dec 13:03 , 0 comments

To know Dave Mate is to love him. We started calling him Dave Mate, because many of our friends were named Dave, and this Dave …

The Ceramic Gourd Posted on 29 Nov 00:04 , 0 comments

By Vivi Rathbone. Once I had an wooden mate gourd that I loved.  It was a gift from an amazing friend. It was deep and …

So, You Just Bought a 1-Way Ticket to Buenos Aires? Posted on 26 Aug 12:54 , 0 comments

Hi Vivi, I am a 22 year old, recent college-grad who just booked a one way ticket to Buenos Aires.  I am reaching out to …

Cultural Crash Course + Steak + Malbec = The Argentine Experience Posted on 08 Jul 01:33 , 0 comments

By Sharon Salt. Of all the foods and drinks most strongly associated with Argentina, empanadas, steak, alfajores, wine, and mate have got to be the …

Don’t Fall in Love, Fall in Mate Posted on 22 Apr 01:04 , 0 comments

By Vivi Rathbone.    With Winter in Buenos Aires, comes the season of despedidas.  And despedidas bring with them a lot of powerful emotions. And …

Esquina De Los Flores: Homestyle Vegetarian Food In Palermo Soho Posted on 18 Feb 00:05 , 0 comments

Esquina de los Flores is the most unique Argentine restaurant.  It isn’t the fanciest, it isn’t the most exciting, but it is totally different than …

Meraviglia: Organic, Vegetarian Merienda in Palermo Hollywood Posted on 22 Dec 00:42 , 0 comments

 The ‘organic movement’ has not caught on in Argentina as it has in the states.  With fewer consumer options and a different commerce structure you …

The Search for Playadito Posted on 16 Jun 01:26 , 0 comments

By Vivi Rathbone. “At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched …

Tarta de Membrillo y Mascarpone Posted on 08 Mar 23:10 , 0 comments

Dulce de Membrillo was one of the many bizarre food products I had the pleasure of meeting in Argentina.  This gelatinous fruit byproduct is an ubiquitous member …