As you may have noted (if you're still checking), we've been absent from the blogosphere for quite some time. But we're coming back. It may take a while to get into the swing, but we're entrando en calor.
In today's version of "Economic Trend or Meaningless Statistic", La Nación reports that the number of Buenos Aires pizzarías has been climbing and may, within the next two years, surpass the number of parrilla steakhouses. Right now, according to the Observatorio Turístico of the city's Ente de Turismo, there are 650 pizza joints, compared to 780 steakhouses. But what oh what does this mean? Is it a sign of K goverment failure--i.e. of inflation, as porteños flee their traditional beef for cheaper menus, or of shrinking cattle herds caused by poor government policy? Or is it rejection of the Atkins diet? Or just...nothing.
* 650 pizza joints
* 39,000 pizzas served per day
* The average pizza joint sells 60 pizzas per day
* Napoli native Nicola Vaccarezza put together the first local fainá in an horno de barro in La Boca in the late 1800's
* Fugazza con queso was invented by Agustín Banchero
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