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San Telmo: Greased Lightning

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I visited this Argentine grill bar for a number of reasons. Firstly, I had just finished watching a ninety minute documentary on the best beef in the world on Netflix, so let’s just say I had let my guard down somewhat. I’d asked for a recommendation for a good meat-fest in Melbourne (yes, I’m still here) and a new friend of mine recommended this among a few other places to try before I eventually leave. The second reason is that I was running low on dollars that day so I was hoping to find a place that’d do two meals in one. Go figure. The third reason is that I had some writer’s block for the Dinner by Heston article, so how better to reinvigorate the mental capacity than by breaking a fast with meat. After passing through a wooden door, I enter a veritable palace of dark, grained wood, soft calfskin-leather booths, and the typical garish exposed air ducts synonymous with the Melbourne food scene. After being taken to a table for one, I am led to a…

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