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Old 10-12-2009, 10:59 PM   #1326
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Anyone been to La Union at Gorriti and Juan B Justo? I've walked past a bunch of times and it looks classy, but I've never been. Says its like 100 pesos though, so I'd expect good things.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #1327
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Does anyone know where we can eat Kobe steak ? Jerry and I would like to test (both para la primera vez). How much should we expect to pay ? Any advice (wine...) ?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:12 AM   #1328
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Anyone been to La Union at Gorriti and Juan B Justo? I've walked past a bunch of times and it looks classy, but I've never been. Says its like 100 pesos though, so I'd expect good things.
Yeah it's pretty good. I'd say Don Julio, La Dorita and Miranda are a little better and maybe a little cheaper. I think you are paying a little for that farmhouse decor.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:22 AM   #1329
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Does anyone know where we can eat Kobe steak ? Jerry and I would like to test (both para la primera vez). How much should we expect to pay ? Any advice (wine...) ?
Apparently La Cabrera offers 'Kobe' steak in the 80-100 peso range. I use quotations bc if it were Kobe (shipped from Japan) it would be 8-12 times as much. It is prolly some Wagyu/Argentine cattle mix that for all I know could be just as good as the real deal. But whatever the case, this isn't the stuff you are paying $25US per ounce for in Vegas.

As far as wine. The best value is Finca la Linda Malbec; I drink it 70% of the time. Other Malbecs in the mid range I like a lot are Los Alamos, Terrazas, Casa Weinart. Around the $100 peso range, Rutini and Luigi Bosca are awesome. My absolute favorite in the world is Zuccardi Q Temperanillo, which will run you around $100AR at a wine store, so maybe $180 at a restaurant
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:07 AM   #1330
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Do you guys agree that the steaks in Buenos Aires are better than the steaks in the USA? If you do agree is it

1) Its the cows (different geography and different feed)
2) Its the seasoning (I am pretty sure they season more down there, not sure if its salt and pepper or other stuff)
3) combination
Without discussing wagyu and kobe, the main difference is due to the feed. Most USA beef is grain fed. Cows aren't designed to digest grain and it causes very fatty meat. This adds some juiciness and makes them more tender on average. Most Argentine beef is grass fed, which is leaner and a little tougher, but also with a meatier flavor. The fat in grass fed beef is full of omega-3's and actually quite good for you, unlike the fat in grain fed...funny how the meat crazy argy's are all skinny.

This also leads to the difference in how meat is cooked. Argy style is low and slow, which helps break down the toughness. Most steakhouses in the US cook at extremely high temps to sear in the juices.

As mentioned earlier, most steaks are not seasoned with anything but salt in AR. It's more of a personal preference, but I prefer the flavor of grass fed beef. In fact, when I'm in the US, I search it out and pay the hefty premium for it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #1331
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last week 12ish or so..anyway, most of the guys have been to the Oktoberfest so might not show up this tuesday as they might still be recovering

i'll be there for sure

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won't be 2nite, bad news from homefront screwed my day bigtime
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:33 PM   #1332
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

after being an exchange student in BsAs one year and a half ago, I have to take an internship before graduating, starting in january.
Im obviously coming back, and I contemplate staying for a while if I can get any good job offer. Cant stand old France anymore.

See you there guys, Im so pumped
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #1333
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Hey everyone,

I'm coming to BsAs towards the end of January with the intention of moving there long term within the following months. I was hoping I could get some advice/tips like best places to stay, where to go out, etc. I am looking to meet people so I was thinking a hostel might be best?
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #1334
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https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/79...argentina-724/
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #1335
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Hey, I lost my debit card recently, and while I'm getting things sorted out, if someone could meet up and give me some pesos I can pay you on FT. I don't need much, my rent is already paid, so just around 700 pesos would be enough for food till I get another card. Preferably meeting today; I'm out of cash and just have a frozen pizza left in the fridge. Send me a PM if you can help me out. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #1336
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who was the guy who wanted to get rid of his 24" ? Or anyone else? Lemme know!
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #1337
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they have really nice 23" in alto palermo for around 500usd. great display and super thin so they're perfect for traveling.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #1338
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it's already ok, not looking for a monitor anymore
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:14 PM   #1339
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Hey everyone,

I'm coming to BsAs towards the end of January with the intention of moving there long term within the following months. I was hoping I could get some advice/tips like best places to stay, where to go out, etc. I am looking to meet people so I was thinking a hostel might be best?
I dont know if it helps but try this:

http://www.hostaltercerodelsur.com.ar/esp/index.html

that one in bs as. there are a lot of those, and this:

http://www.tarjetavip.com.ar/turismo/indexturismo.asp

it shows a lot of hotels, if you sign up for that vip card you get discounts...
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:12 AM   #1340
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Went to an irish pub in puerto madero today and ordered 3 guinesses without looking at the price. Bill came back at $114 pesos w/out tip.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #1341
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Went to an irish pub in puerto madero today and ordered 3 guinesses without looking at the price. Bill came back at $114 pesos w/out tip.

not super surprising especially in puerto madero. The last time I was in Kilkenny about 7-8 months ago I remember Pints of guiness just being ridiculous. Like 35 pesos a pint. I believe or at least would like to believe that they get the straight guiness from Ireland as opposed to the US where guiness has their own breweries there. I'm told it has a different taste than the US version. I don't know though, never been to Ireland. So a lot of that comes from taxes, tariffs and shipping.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #1342
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not super surprising especially in puerto madero. The last time I was in Kilkenny about 7-8 months ago I remember Pints of guiness just being ridiculous. Like 35 pesos a pint. I believe or at least would like to believe that they get the straight guiness from Ireland as opposed to the US where guiness has their own breweries there. I'm told it has a different taste than the US version. I don't know though, never been to Ireland. So a lot of that comes from taxes, tariffs and shipping.
yeah that's exactly where i went. the guinness was pretty comparable to the USA. 38 pesos a beer. i'll stick to $3.80 liters of budweiser at the supermarket

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:42 AM   #1343
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The Guinness in the Kilkenny is very good for a bar outside of Ireland
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #1344
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as most of you like beer, this place is not "that far" is right across the Temaiken Zoo, in Escobar, if anyone has trouble finding the best way to go just ask me, I use to go there Escobar a lot.
The place basically offers A LOT of different beers, you can dine there but I would just recommend beer!!!!!
The price use to be average but i don't know right now, son if its expensive don't blame me lol

the link

http://www.barbaroja.com.ar/

you can check some of the beer varieties there, and they have some pics.

Barbaroja has its bungalows and you can stay the night, they sell kegs and souvenirs, its a really nice place, i do recommend it!
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #1345
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lost my phone... and since it was a random sim card i can't the # back... so wont be answering calls/msgs. sry
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:13 AM   #1346
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robert fripp, ur the man! plz come to dinner on tuesday! !! jajaja888 or pm me you porteno!

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #1347
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is there a dinner tonight?
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #1348
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Dinner tonight at Katmandu. I think it is the best Indian restaurant in the city, but, whatever, that's like winning the Special Olympics. 9:00 PM, I'd be down for Jobs after.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:58 PM   #1349
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Jobs, is that the place where u can play pool etc at aguero y arenales ?
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:08 PM   #1350
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The youtube commercial on the website is brilliant!
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