Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which we give you the low-down on this week’s food fairs, workshops, and pop-ups in Buenos Aires
How do you do, fellow kids? This week has been a doozy. The heat wave isn’t planning on receding. I missed that “chill January feel” that I’ve come to expect at the beginning of the year at work. And to top it off there’s the deep knowledge that, having just come back from vacation, this is as chill as I’ll be throughout the year. What to do, then? Eat and drink to your heart’s content, naturally. This week we’ve got fairs, wine tasting, movie projections, and more – let’s dive right in.
Is this the best combination in the world or what? Never mind, I don’t need your answer to know I’m right. Due to the success of their previous exploration into this powerful combo, the dudes at Tap Room have decided to give everyone who missed it another shot at joining in on the fun, so what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to book your spot by sliding into those DMs, bb.
Have you ever been to Florería Atlántico? The not so secret, secret bar is located right in the middle of fancy Recoleta and if you’ve never read a list of “Top BA bars,” you might dismiss is for what it actually looks like– a beautiful flower shop. However, behind what looks like a huge freezer door stands one of Buenos Aires’ top bars, ripe with fancy cocktails and fancy food. Today they’re celebrating their seventh anniversary and have decided to take the food part of that power duo and show us there’s still stuff to learn about the classic burger. With chefs from renowned restaurants like Carne, Meats, and La Carnicería, we’re sure that whatever happens behind the mysterious door tonight, none of it will disappoint.
18:00 hrs ’til closing | Florería Atlántico | Arroyo 872 | Recoleta
Has the end of the month been hittin’ you hard? If you’re looking for something fun where you won’t have to sell a kidney for a drink then how about a free movie screening and the chance of buying, if you’d like, cheap food & beer that can satisfy the most mistrusting heart? Make your way to La Confitería for a night of old cinema on their terrace and kickstart your weekend early.
20:00 hrs|La Confitería|Federico Lacroze 2963 | Colegiales
Get Your Bacardi on at Mito Mercato
It’s GIRL POWER night at Mito Mercato, with one of their fanciest bartenders (Paula, in case you were curious) coming to address the house with the cocktail that took her to the finals at the Bacardi Legacy 2020. Just so that she doesn’t feel lonely, they’ve brought in one of her colleagues who also made it to the finals at the Bacardi Legacy Mexico 2020, along with the drink that made it all possible. Join Mito for some strong cocktails from strong women and get your night started right. Check out their IG stories for more details on the event!
21:30 hrs. | Mito Mercato | Soler 6036 | Palermo
If it’s classic Argy choripán you’re craving this week, boy do I have good news for you. Make your way to the Hipodromo de Palermo for this year’s Chorifest and enjoy all possible ways that this Argentine classic can happen. Be it a traditional chori with salsa criolla or a fancy sausage between lightly toasted brioche covered in brie and sun-dried tomatoes, there’s sure to be something for every taste – get your tickets here.
17:00-01:00 hrs.|Hipódromo de Palermo|Av. del Libertador 4101|Palermo
The Bs. As. Market is stretching out of their regular comfort zone and appearing for the first time in Belgrano, colonizing the Manuel Belgrano square just for one day/night with the finest gourmet products. Take advantage of the fact that this market will last well into the night and wander around as the sun goes down – just remember that the best things will likely run out first!
17:00 hrs.| BA Market | Juramento and Vuelta de Obligado | Belgrano
Wanna go out to eat but you’re tired of the same old menu as always? Take your butt to forever bae Extrawurst Gastschänke for a special menu focused on food from Berlin and we promise you’ll think of German food as *only* coleslaw salad ever again.
12:00 to 00:00 hrs.| Extrawurst Gastschänke| Tres Sargentos 427 | Retiro
SIDEDISH: Happy Chinese New Year!
Yes, it gets packed, but look, there’s a dragon! Take this as the opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that, with an 80 peso dollar rate, you likely won’t be experiencing any other way. Head to Barrio Chino to check out the different activities (and foods) available for you in the next few days. Here you can find a list of updated info, or scope their saved stories for more. Also, no, I don’t have any concrete input on the food (other than our resident’s food writer’s incredible recommendations), but considering you’ll be in Chinatown, I’m pretty sure you’ll manage.
Barrio Chino (among others)|Entrance by Belgrano C station| Belgrano
Drawing Jam at Camping
You know how odds are that one of your new year’s resolution has to do with doing something creative? We’ll, I know have the place for you to start. Make your way to the Buenos Aires Design and literally camp out at Camping for a drawing jam that will perfectly match the soulful, simple and filling food that Camping never fails to provide. Don’t forget to book your spot! Jam is led by Titi Hoon – check out her insta here!
17:00 hrs. onwards| Camping | Av. Pueyrredón 2501 | Recoleta
I am unsure exactly what this entails, considering that I thought there wasn’t much for us mere mortals to do other than pour the wine from container A to container B, but apparently, there’s enough to learn here for it to be a full lesson. Find out exactly what it’s about (and run back to report). Then make the best out of your ticket by taking advantage of the money they give back for you to spend on wine. Yes, the ticket could be cheaper and not have this, but this is the game and we’re all just playing, so yes, sir, I will take that Cabernet Franc.
20:00 hrs.| Sommelier en Bicleta | Gorrit 4901 | Palermo
Got any cool events you think we’ll love? Is there anything that you’d like to see more of? Don’t hold back! Email us at [email protected] and let’s talk food, bb.