Archive for Panama

1 Tishrei 5772

By admin | September 29th, 2011

I am not a religious person, far from it, but I was raised Jewish in New York City. I think part of why I left New York was to see how the rest of the world lived. Today was a sweet remembrance of my youth. Mort and Barbara Rabkin invited Mayra and I to join others for [...]

Big Daddy’s: Boquete Panama

By admin | July 6th, 2011

I waited a long time to visit Big Daddy’s. When the restaurant poll was done I was surprised to see them score so high, number four. I decided to go and eat there. Still I procrastinated until my friends Dan and Randy intercepted me on route to their table in Baru and suggested I join [...]

Review Restaurant Baru

By admin | March 5th, 2011

In reviewing Restaurant Baru I made three separate visits, once before the Jazz Festival on Friday 25 Feb, another at about 10pm on March 4 th and a third, but not final trip on Saturday March 5th at about 7pm for dinner. I don’t usually do this but because of all the discussion about this [...]

Rancho Paisa Boquete Panama

By admin | August 30th, 2009

At least once a week, usually more, I drive past Rancho Paisa in Alto Boquete. It is on the highway to David and in the past I passed it by. Yesterday Heather and I were driving back from David and decided to heed the sagely advice of Susan Thoms, “STOP there, it’s good”. As usual, [...]

Searching for Lamb in Boquete Panama

By admin | March 31st, 2009

Almost three months ago I took guests to the Oasis restaurant in Boquete Panama to try a rack of lamb, it was not to their liking. Although I really enjoy eating at Oasis and recommend it, their lamb was not the best. This past weekend a group of dedicated lamb consumers and culinary taste testers [...]

Fishing in Boquete Panama

By admin | March 6th, 2009

Boquete Panama does not sit on either the Pacific Ocean nor the Caribbean, in fact it sits in the mountains about 50 kilometers from both. Our fresh fish comes not by boat but by truck. It appears either in the local supermarket or several times a week in ice filled coolers in the back of [...]

Golden Unicorn Panama City

By admin | January 11th, 2009

You might not think of Panama City, Panama as the place for an excellent Chinese restaurant, it is. The Golden Unicorn is located on the 4th floor of the Evergreen Building, home of Evergreen Marine . That pedigree might help explain why the cuisine is excellent. I have been there many times, breakfast dim sum [...]

Pargo off Boca Chica Panama

By admin | December 8th, 2008

Gone Fishing is a phrase that brings delight to many people. Short of childhood memories I never went fishing until I moved to Boquete Panama. Boquete Panama is located 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 30 miles from the Caribbean both as the eagle flies. In reality without wings the Pacific is far more [...]

Spiny Lobster – Boca Chica Panama

By admin | November 20th, 2008

On the Pacific coast of Chiriqui Panama is a small town known as Boca Chica. Boca Chica has great allure to people who want to dock their boats and take them out into the Pacific for fishing. This year the Panamanian government is continuing a project to pave the once almost impassible road from the [...]

Chicken Parmaigiana and Pasta Aleida, Volcan Panama

By admin | November 15th, 2008

In Chiriqui Panama there are two wonderful highland communities with temperate weather, Boquete Panama and Volcan Panama. The route between them is currently long going through David and taking at least 90 minutes by car. Soon, we hope the 7.7 Million dollar Ruta Sur project will reduce that travel time to less than one hour. [...]