The Weekend Buzz: Farm Detente

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Got beef? Well, if you don’t, you will by this weekend. That’s right boys and girls, the Argentine farm strike has been suspended for a 30-day negotiation period. That means that beef, chicken, and vegetables will start streaming back into the capital as quick as you can say “campo”.

Also, the leaves are changing, and the city’s expecting temps to be in the mid 80s, so GET OUT. It’s time to stop banging your pots and pans, pick up a fork and knife, and get your carnivore on. It’s time for The Weekend Buzz.

If you didn’t know that Argentina had the world’s best beef, you either live under a rock or you’re a vegetarian. Chances are, if you’ve lived in or visited Buenos Aires, you’ve dined on some fine red meat more than a few times. The city has thousands of Parillas (grills) and fancy steak houses to wet the palate of even the staunchest food critic. For my money’s worth, I recommend one place over all the others. A place where you can save a buck (or 30), and still get top quality food. It’s name, Sulky.

Sulky is in Caballito, which is one of Buenos Aires’ nicest neighborhoods, yet often missed by tourists due to its location. The result? Non-tourist prices and menus. I recommend the Vacio ($10 pesos), Bife de Chorizo ($12 pesos), and Provaleta ($6 pesos. Grilled, spiced cheese). Also the chorizos ($2 pesos) are phenomenal, and work great as an appetizer. This place is nice, but also no frills. There’s no phone, so no reservations. They don’t accept credit cards, US dollars, or take to-go orders. Also, if your party is incomplete, they won’t seat you. Hours are from 8-11pm, and show up early, this place is popular. You can take Linea E on the Subte to the Moreno stop, or it’s a quick cab ride from downtown.

Address: Corner of Viel and Pedro Goyena in Caballito

See our Parilla Guide for more info on where to get more yummy, yummy steak.

Check out singer/songwriter Kevin Johansen at La Trasdienda (Balcarce 460) in San Telmo on Saturday. The Alaskan-born singer has lived in Buenos Aires most of his life, and has found great acclaim in South America, the United States, and Spain. Plus, you get to spend the night in San Telmo, which is always fun when the weather is nice. The show starts at 9pm, and tickets go from $35-$60 pesos, depending on your seats. You can purchase tickets online at the club’s website.

Go see a soccer match. San Lorenzo is set to take on Tigre at the Bidegain in Buenos Aires on Sunday, just days after they celebrated their 100th anniversary. The fans and team are energized from this week’s centennial event that shut down two neighborhoods and featured Viggo Mortenssen (a die-hard San Lorenzo fan) singing tango and pumping up the crowd. Tickets go from $24-$60 pesos, and are available at the gates.

Address: Av Gral Francisco Fernandez de la Cruz, between Av. Perito Moreno and Av. Varela in Nueva Pompeya.

Visit the Mataderos Sunday Feria. Well known as the city’s biggest and brightest Feria, this cavalcade of compras (shopping) is sure to have what you’re looking for. Even if you’re not looking for anything it’s a great place to people watch and soak in the local culture. It’s not very close to downtown, but it’s worth the trip if you plan on spending the afternoon there. It’s located in the Mataderos neighborhood in the southwest corner of the city. Your best bet is to take a taxi. It’s cheap, and the driver will drop you off right in the Feria center.

Address: Avenida de los Corrales and Lisandro de la Torre.

That’s it for this week, folks. Remember to eat your beef, and get out and enjoy this lovely weather. I’ll see you next week. Until then, stay buzzed.

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