Monday, December 22, 2014

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico

Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest

The good news; Oktoberfest 2014 is here. Even better news there are several places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Puerto Rico. Synonymous with Munich, huge beer tents, lederhosen, Schweinebraten, bratwursts, and copious amounts of great German Beer; Oktoberfest is an annual event celebrated around the world. Here in Puerto Rico, the biggest Oktoberfest takes [...]

Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo 2014

Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo

September 20 – 21, 2014 sees the 5th installment of the Puerto Rico Coffee and Chocolate Expo. For the 5th year running the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be home to over 140 exhibitors specializing in Coffee, Chocolate and for the first time Tea. Yes, this year the Coffee and Chocolate Expo also has a [...]

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

Asador Isla Bonita Restaurant

Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. [...]

2014 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

2014 san Sebastian Street Festival

Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 16. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 16 5pm: Official opening of the 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival. Featuring: Parade with cabezudos and ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade starts at the Abraham Lincoln School, then along [...]

Homemade Tostones

How to make Tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn [...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

fondeando: eating local in Puerto Rico

Fondeando: eating Local in Puerto Rico, is an extremely well written book with beautiful photography by by Tere Davila and Paola Nogueras. The book explores some of Puerto Rico’s best known restaurants along with hidden gems that you would miss without some local insider knowledge. Focusing on typical Puerto Rican Fondas, Restaurante Tipicos and Chinchorros [...]

6 Awesome Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Do you have a passion for coffee? If yes, then the selection of Specialty Coffee Shops in Old San Juan will not leave you caffeine deprived. Puerto Ricans have a passion for coffee and some of the best coffee in the world is grown here; in fact coffee has been grown in Puerto Rico since [...]

2014 Aibonito Flower Festival

2013 aibonito flower festival

The Aibonito Flower Festival takes place in the mountain town of Aibonito and is the largest plant and sale show here in Puerto Rico. The 2014 Aibonito Flower Festival runs from June 27 through July 6 and marks the 46th anniversary of the festival. The flower festival is a huge event for Aibonito with thousands [...]

Insider’s Guide to Old San Juan

Insiders Guide to Old San Juan

For anyone visiting Old San Juan; here are few tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Driving to Old San Juan There are 2 main roads that will take you into Old San Juan, Avenida Muñoz Rivera (RT 25) and Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos (RT 1) Avenida Muñoz Rivera takes you [...]

Puerto Rico: Birth Place of the Piña Colada

Puerto Rico Pina Colada

Puerto Rico and Piña Colada go hand in hand; in fact it has been the official drink of the island since 1978. You will find it everywhere, bars, restaurants, roadside kiosks with or without rum, so do yourself a favor when you are here; try one or two Piña Coladas and see why it is [...]