Medellin
While traditional foods such as beans, rice, avocado, and arepa (a flat cornbread) are still the basics of Medellín cuisine, outside influences have begun to make an impact over the last couple of decades. Many areas have stuck with the old favorites bandeja paisa and menú del día, both of which are based on grilled meat, rice, and beans, and are typically washed down with a fruit juice or tinto (black coffee). In areas such as Poblado and in the adjoining town of Envigado, however, you can find restaurants carrying a selection of imported food and wine. Try aguardiente (firewater), a popular drink with a licorice flavor.