2015 / 17 September

A Feast Fit for a Pope


When Pope Francis—formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires—visited Philadelphia the last weekend of September, he had plenty of options for fare to remind him of home. There’s Alma de Cuba, a bustling restaurant off Rittenhouse Square, or Gavin’s Café, a nondescript Argentinean eatery tucked between apartment buildings in the Fitler Square neighborhood. Before the Pope arrived, I went in search of South American delicacies in Philadelphia—and found them in some unlikely places. (Fall 2015 issue)