Casa Ora Typifies the Uniqueness of Venezuelan Cuisine and Culture

Helmed by mother-son duo Ivo and Isbelis Diaz, the new Williamsburg restaurant educates, delights and donates

There’s a palpable warmth that permeates every inch of Casa Ora, a new Venezuelan restaurant in Williamsburg. That feeling extends from the decor choices to the food that’s served, and it all comes courtesy of mother-son duo Ivo (a Nomad alum) and Isbelis Diaz—Venezuelan immigrants and the duo in charge of their all-Venezuelan kitchen staff. The menu—which consists of well-known favorites (arepas) and lesser-known treats …

ArtBo 2019: Highlighting Emerging Talent

From multimedia installations to meme-fueled paintings, the works on display were as diverse as they were inspiring

Now in its 15th year, 2019’s ArtBo in Bogotá consisted of 55 galleries representing artists from mostly South and Central America, as well as some from across Europe and North America. One of the most important fairs in the region, ArtBo is also the largest fair to focus on contemporary art in Colombia. Since its inception, the fair has continued to grow and evolve. This …

Devoción’s Cascara Bar Makes Use of the Coffee Fruit

From four pourable beverages to ice cream and a float, the offerings deviate from coffee shop mainstays

Opening on 18 September, Colombian coffee shop Devoción‘s new Cascara Bar—an inherently different offering than their existing coffee shops—will put the fruit (rather than the bean) front and center. Instead of dismissing it as a byproduct of the process of extracting the virgin, green seed (which is eventually roasted, ground and brewed to produce coffee), the brand emphasizes cascara’s natural flavors—ranging from sweet and molasses-like …