In the heart of the old Armenian section of Buenos Aires, owner Elizabeth Hounanjian provides authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and a new hub for her compatriots ("agump" means "club" or "meeting place" in Armenian), in the shadows of the Armenian church and the community center. The exposed-brick interior of the old house adds a touch of comfort to the dining area, where mainstays include kabobs and baklava. Sidewalk seating on this tree-lined street is a delight in warm weather. A special menu is offered for about $12 (£8.50), including an entree and a drink. On weekends, Arabic belly-dancing and coffee-bean readings heighten the exotic atmosphere. To arrange a reading, contact the mystic Roxana Banklian and schedule an appointment (tel. 11/15-4185-2225 [cell]; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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