Barra Mar

Grabbing seafood for lunch in Barranco has not once ended in disappointment. We’re coastal, everything is fresh, every human has grown up knowing how to prepare seafood. The outcome is that I get to be insanely picky about who serves the best seafood my favorite way. Barra Mar is teetering on a thin line between authentically charming…

WingMan: Alitas Inc.

Usually, my cravings are for desserts and random ethnic food. But every once in a while, somebody drops the ball and the American stereotype in my head gets his hands on the microphone. This time, pounding “Born in the USA” as he swerved his tractor around a bunch of panicked office workers, he howled through my brain’s speakers, “BEER…

Street Art in Barranco (Edition 1)

There are 43 districts in Lima. Barranco is one of them and, so far, Barranco is my favorite. At the end of the 19th century, all the rich Europeans decided to turn Barranco into a sunny beach vacation paradise, so they covered the district in stunning colored tiles and charming colonial houses with intricate wooden verandas. They took advantage…

Sibaris: A Hipster’s Paradise

A strict definition of hipsters seems pretty elusive. In other words, I looked up “hipster” in Urban Dictionary and got bored after the first paragraph. Basically, hipsters exercising moderation can be super fashionable and seem to bring the world quirky, enjoyable things. Hipsters who go overboard tend to justifiably attract the wrath of the internet. Sibaris is a little lunch joint…

Avenue of the Sun: Welcome to our Apartment

At home in Kentucky, and in many places across the States, owning a house is still a real possibility. No, it’s not easy, but a lot of my stateside friends can still viably dream of a white picket fence. There’s still property available to buy, and it’s still in a price range semi-feasible for a human being…

Mantra: Indian Cuisine

In Fort Thomas, Kentucky, there are exactly four takeout options: Pizza, Mexican, Chinese, Indian. Of those, only two deliver to my house: Pizza and Indian. In short, I eat a lot of curry in Kentucky. For anybody who hasn’t gotten to experience it yet, curry is a phenomenal Indian dish of meat and/or vegetables simmered in…

La Verdad de la Milanesa

Let’s be straight here. Kentucky has the market cornered on fried chicken. Louisiana can go suck gumbo through a straw: Kentucky is where fried chicken is at. So when Ivo tried to explain that we were going to a fried chicken place, I was immediately skeptical. No, no, he insisted, it’s not exactly fried chicken,…