This Week: 30 June-6 July

Monday

Via MP

Via MP

World Cup mania continues into its third wee and one of the hot drinking spots is Magdalena’s Party. With two giant screens and a whole heap of food and drink promos as well as a great international crowd, head to this expat haunt for all your Mundial needs – expect a big turnout for Tuesday’s Argentina game. Thames 1795, Palermo Soho.

 

Tuesday

 

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The question is, Argentina or Switzerland? And there’s only one answer of course: AR-GEN-TINA! For big-screen action and bigger crowd action, get down to Plaza San Martín or Parque Centenario in your light blue-and-white finery and pray it doesn’t get to penalty shootouts (again.) Also check out this guide of where to eat and drink the world cup games in Buenos Aires.

 

Wednesday

 

 

Via PicGifs

Via PicGifs

 

Argentina’s favourite cartoonist, Joaquín Lavado AKA Quino who created the effervescent Mafalda, bounces back in a brand-new exhibition. Quino por Mafalda is taking over the MuHu (Museo del Humor) Munich Factory in Puerto Madero until October 31. Edificio de la Munich, Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur, Mon-Fri 11-6pm weekends, 10-8pm.10 pesos.

 

Thursday

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

 

Ditch Palermo (for one night only) and head south to Retiro to one of the hippest bars in town. Part wine store, part florist and a whole lot of bar, Florería Atlántico was voted the best watering-hole in South America in 2013. What are you waiting for? We love the frogs’ legs and their grilled steak. Arroyo 872, Retiro. Tel: 4313-6093.

 

Friday

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Spice up your life with an early dinner, as recommended by our guest blogger Florencia. She says: “You can never go wrong with Korean BBQ. Belen Jung’s Bab offers enough meat to make any Argie feel at home even though it’s located in the heart of the Barrio Coreano. Pork belly (samgyeopsal), skirt steak (anchangsal), marinated beef (bulgogi) and other cuts can be picked from the menu and you get to grill it yourself. In Argentina, the parrilla is usually far from the table and the asador misses all the fun. So it’s quite smart and convenient to have the parrilla set, literally, right on the table. The menu includes loads of veggie banchan (side dishes), kimchi, rice and soup. Best time to go? Korean dinner time, around 6.30/7pm.” Moron 3155, Flores.

 

Weekend

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And of course, we are taking reservations for our epic weekend brunch sessions. Go with an empty tummy, leave with it more than sufficiently filled. HG Restaurant, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. Tel: 3220-6820.

 

This Week in Buenos Aires 3-9 Feb

Monday

Yago Márquez is the guest chef at this week's One Table.

Yago Márquez is the guest chef at this week’s One Table.

While One Table is now a firm favourite on the weekly gastro scene, we’re mixing things up this week – with a guest chef. The renowned Yago Márquez is a fixture in Buenos Aires, having popped up with the likes of Antonio Soriano from Astor Manduque Porteño, but this is a first for both Hernán Gipponi Restaurant’s One Table. Check out tonight’s menu here.

Tuesday

Courtesy of Graffiti Mundo

Courtesy of Graffiti Mundo

If you believe the weather forecast for the rest of this week, it’s going to be a wet one – apart from today. That means you should enjoy the great outdoors for one day only… visitors fresh in town should check out Buenos Aires Local Tours’ free sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires. If you’re more familiar with the terrain, hire a Bicicleta Naranja bike and make the day up yourself. You can’t ride around with an umbrella, after all.

Wednesday

Courtesy of DGM

Courtesy of DGM

San Telmo’s Museum of Modern Art launches Un extraño efecto en el cielo, Sebastián Gordín’s first retrospective, today. Expect construction injected with humour from this Argentine artist. From 6pm, San Juan 350.

One of the city’s most fun happy hours is at Blanch in Las Cañitas. Chef Diego Rizzi prepares the tapas, a guest barman fills glasses and expect a poetry reciting waitress. From 9pm, Arguibel 2813.

Thursday

Courtesy of Glogster

Courtesy of Glogster

One of the hottest closed-door bars in BA, The Harrison Speakeasy‘s mixologists have picked up a heap of awards for their skills and knowledge. Got a membership card? You’re already on your way in. No such luck? Book a sushi dinner, dress up like it’s 1923 and discretely ask to see the bodega. You’ll be doing the Charleston in no time.

 

Friday

Richie Hell by Matyas Bloo Laurel

Richie Hell by Matyas Bloo Laurel

If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Unlock record label. Flora y Fauna, their latest EDM offering, will be taking over the Palermo Golf Club for one night only.  Expect sounds from Andii Diedishei, Richie Hell and the legendary Solimano. From midnight, Av. Tornquist 6385.

 

Weekend!

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The weekend simply wouldn’t be the weekend without brunch, so do make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Tel: 3220-6800.

And come rain or shine, check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires programme. More information here.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next TFIF happy hour will take place on 21 February. For tragos, tapas and tunes from Buddha Beats, stick it in the diary so you remember to Thank Fierro It’s Friday. Have a great week!