Friday, February 19, 2010


I haven't talked much about the beef here yet.  Well, its true, the beef here does rock.  Not only that, but its plentiful and cheap.  I heard that in Argentina, there are 2 cows for every 1 person.  I like those odds!

Since I've been here I've had my fair share of steak.  Usually, I'd go to a steakhouse and get a fine piece of meat for a good price.  For example, there's one place called Cervantes that we go to a lot after the meetings.  There you can get a nice steak (Bife de Cuadril) for about 16 pesos, or about $4 US. 

Then everything changed.

Daniele (a friend from Italy/Rio) and I went to a place called "La Churrasquita" last week.  I had the Bife de Lomo.  Oh. My. Goodness.  Awesome!  It was 44 pesos (~$11) and kickbutt.  Cooked to perfection, too. 

Last night, we went to a place called "Kansas" which markets itself as a North American grill.  The menu is in semi-English, particularly as they try to use the American names for cuts of steak.  I had the "Ojo de Bife" with a slightly sweet sauce.  Fantastic.

In short, the steak is indeed great.  But at some places, its definitely greater.  Heres my rundown so far:

La Bolsa (Centro):  Quality: 3/5 Price: 40 pesos
Suipacha Almacen (Centro): Quality: 4/5 Price: 40 pesos
Cervantes (Centro?): Quality: 3/5 Price: 40 pesos
Des Nivel (San Telmo): Quality: 4/5 Price: 40 pesos
La Churrasquita (Centro): Quality: 5/5 Price: 100 pesos
Kansas (Palermo): Quality 5/5 Price: 90 pesos

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Love the 80s

Not much to say, except check out the pics!  The link is to the right.

What a shrill, pointless decade!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

CO Visit in Spanish

This week we had the visit of the CO in the Spanish congregation, Hugo Farfan.  I got to work with him in the ministry a bit and found out that he is not only Peruvian, but also shares my love of Lomo Saltado.  For those of you who don't know what that is: