South American

Statue Cali

Cali, Colombia Food + Coffee Worth Seeking

After landing at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport, I took a cab past sugar cane fields to Cali, Colombia, a city at the base of lush green mountains. The longtime home to indigenous Calimas...
Colombian Food Cali

Platillos Voladores Pescado Chontaduro

Destination weddings are typically to places like Martha’s Vineyard and the Bahamas. My childhood friend Ben had other ideas, inviting friends and family to join him in Cali, Colombia, near where his wife Karol...
Colombian Food Cali

La Barra Chuleta de Cerdo

The amount of English language restaurant coverage of Cali is limited online. Thankfully, my good friend was marrying a local, had been to the city many times, and and led me to plenty of...
Colombian Food Rozo

Siga La Vaca Ubre

My high school friend Ben had a true destination wedding, gathering close friends and family to the outskirts of Cali, Colombia, which is where his wife Karol was born and raised. The morning after...
Clams Los Angeles

Escala Chorizo Clams

It’s the same old story. Colombian born artist/music producer hires Korean-American chef and opens an L.A. gastropub. Oh wait, that’s not an everyday story at all, but that is the tale of Bogota native...
Peruvian Food Los Angeles

Paiche Quinoa Con Alverjitas [CLOSED]

dineLA’s Restaurant Week was a great excuse to take some mid-day breathers and enjoy multi-course lunches with friends, which pretty much never happens during the week. I’d been meaning to get back to Paiche,...