Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bogotá, Part III Chapinero

This kid rode up to the area outside of 3-4 bars and started the grill welded to the back of his bicycle. Tavo NEEDED to try one of his arepas.

Verdict? Delicious! Here's an action shot--2 am

We found a hotel that was strangely reminiscent of a David Lynch film...maybe the Twin Peaks movie?

David Lynch hotel at night--yes, the lights in the hallway really are green.

At $15 a night, we weren't complaining..

Caught the Colombia Uruguay game--a defeat for Colombia, unfortunately. Regardless, it was an exciting game--we got the last table in the bar.

Our second night in Chapinero, we upgraded our hotel. A few more blocks and a few more bucks--we now have a working jacuzzi. Oh yeah :)

According to Tavo's cousins, El Corral is the best burger chain in Bogotá. Well, we have to agree!

I'm not quite sure what type of burger he got--but it was definitely large and delicious.

I went for the vegetarian version--you can add all sorts of sides. This has eggs, beans, guac, jalapeños--a bit saucy for me, but I ate every bit of it.

Also stopped at Bogotá Beer Company to try their Red Ale and Pilsner--both were quite excellent.

Tavo was excited about the ale--it was a change from the Colombian beers we'd tried thus far. Favorite Colombian beer brands? We liked Poker, Aguila, and Club Colombia.

A neat feature of this part of the city--Comedians would set up an amplifier and tell jokes right out in the square. This guy set up in front of a church. Very cool!

Our last night there, Tavo's cousin and her man, Monica and Arturo, took us on a great walk of the city and we had a few beers in Zona Rosa.


doggybloggy said...

back in the late 80's the 'midget' from twin peaks was one of my erstwhile drinking buddies....

TavoLini said...

Doggy--You seem to keep interesting company ;)

snowelf said...

That is a really green hallway!!


Marjie said...

I could live with the green hallway, but the red checkered bathroom would do me in. I'm glad you upgraded. Love the ingenuity of people like bicycle grill kid!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm with Marjie, I really like red, but that bathroom would have done me in too!

buffalodick said...

Food looked really good to me...

zenchef said...

That's some cool vacation. I never been to an hotel with a groovy green hallway. Dude, i've seen nothing!
Arepas are awesome.. there's a restaurant that specialize in them in Brooklyn. Good stuff. Have fun you guys!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fab time was had ... I want one of those burgers now!

girlichef said...

I am so loving my vicarious I just need the real thing ;) (, LOVE the new header :D)