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Taste of Rum 2015

This Saturday February 28, Paseo de La Princesa in Old San Juan will be transformed into a festival of bacchanalian revelry fueled by music, fine food, and most crucially, rum. In it’s 6th year, Taste of Rum 2015, sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico, is slated to be the Island’s best yet. Celebrating over 450…

Where to Party on New Year’s Eve in San Juan

NEW YEAR’S EVE SAN JUAN 2014 New Year’s Eve, like any other evening in Puerto Rico, can be as chilled-out or as raucous as you like. To channel your inner zen beach bum, grab a cold coconut, fill it with whiskey and let the sound of waves lapping the shore make you forget all about…

Spoon’s 2014 San Juan Holiday Dining Guide

Celebrating the holidays in Puerto Rico means relishing life’s pleasures: beaches, palm trees, sunshine, rum, arroz con gandules, lechón, pasteles, and coquito. Unfamiliar with the last few items on that list? Never fear, Spoon has got you covered. We spend all year tasting the best this island has to offer and this holiday season we…

COCINA TROPICAL: The Classic and Contemporary Flavors of Puerto Rico

Rich in flavor and a unique blend of African, Spanish, Taíno Indian and French roots, Puerto Rico’s cuisine is an explosion of flavors. In his book, Cocina Tropical, renowned chef Jose Santaella pays homage to his homeland with its beautiful mountains, picturesque beaches and historic Spanish colonial city. In this beautifully photographed book by Ben…

Ají for You and Me

On a recent afternoon, we had the pleasure of escaping to the nearby mountains of Comerío, a lovely rural town an hour south of San Juan. Sure, we love the city but it was so refreshing to breathe in some fresh, cool air, especially after the sticky, sultry summer. San Juan seems like a megapolis compared…

Its Summer Time, Drink Up!

Gone are the days of vodka tonic and fake cranberry for mixing. Don’t get us wrong we do indulge in an occasional Cuba Libre or rum with fresh-squeezed juice (must be freshly-squeezed) but these days we tend to go for an old-fashioned, a classic twist on the Negroni or something prepared with lavender, lemongrass soda,…

Hadley Wins the Puerto Rico Open

The 7th annual Puerto Rico Open presented by seeepuertorico.com came to a close yesterday on the greens of the Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.  The winner, Chesson Hadley, a rookie from the states shot a five-under 67 to claim a two-shot win at the Open, with rising New Zealand star Danny…

Central Steakhouse Opens in Condado -EDIT- [RESTAURANT CLOSED]

  Central Steakhouse in the trendy neighborhood of Condado is a great dining option in Puerto Rico.  The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, is walking distance from most hotels in Condado including the La Concha Resort and the Marriott Stellaris.  Chef George Thomas, who previously worked in the foodie town of Austin, Texas creates…

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