As it happened, Ruben and I were in Puerto Madero two times in two days! This after many months. It's so perfect to go there on summer nights, where it's cooler, and in truth, it's another world. Last summer we went there to dance along the river (la costanera) where a DJ sets up his booth and passes the hat.
After the milonga de Los Consagrados on Saturday, we were invited by Alberto and Lily to go there with them for a drink. We ended up at a trendy bar with rock music so loud I couldn't concentrate on the gorgeous full moon rising over the river.
Two days later, our friends and students, Bill and Mary from Minneapolis, invited us to their farewell dinner at La Cabana de las Lilas, one of the very best parrilla restaurants in the city, and this one with a fabulous view of the river.
Amid all this trendiness and haute cuisine and glamour, right next door there is a government "soup kitchen", comedor communitario, organized by Raul Castells, which feeds the hungry of Buenos Aires.