Empanada Express

Empanada Express

Nov 20, 2015

I recently spent a week in Argentina in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, which is the land of the empanada, so I’m going to do my absolute best to not let that trip taint my review of Empanada Express.  I mean, the three top things I learned about Argentina were bife de chorizo, alfajores, and empanadas.  On our last night there we went to a local parilla and...

Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar

Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar

Nov 13, 2015

  Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar has a bit of everything from Latin America.  Located in Coconut Grove, they have ceviche which is popular in Peru, carnitas from Mexico, and tostones from Colombia and the Caribbean. (They have daily specials where they take regional dish from different countries in Central and South America as well) The fusion of flavors was...

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

May 26, 2015

Medellin is the capital of the Colombian state of Antioquia and the country’s second largest city.  In Colombia it’s known for it’s delicious food and beautiful women.  There is a little rivalry going on between Cali and Medellin as to who wins the latter category.  I tip my hat to Cali since that is where my wife is from.    Medellin has...

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

May 3, 2015

San Pedro Sula, Honduras is reported to be the most dangerous city in the world for two straight years with roughly 3 times the murder rate than New Orleans.  I was there for work first, and eating all the delicious food second.  I’ve been to New Orleans, and I’ve been to other areas of the world considered “dangerous” like Medellin,...

Hacienda Don Jose

Hacienda Don Jose

Apr 8, 2015

On my very first trip to Puerto Rico, my food mission was clear.  Find the best mofongos on the island and eat them every chance I could get.  Mofongos are delicious plantain bananas mashed up and lightly fried, and then served with seafood, steak, or chicken.  They often come with either a criolla sauce or garlic sauce.  Most of the Puerto Rican places we...

Carlos’ Kitchen

Carlos’ Kitchen

Mar 2, 2015

If you have lived in West Valley or Magna for any amount of time in the last 10 years then you will probably recognize this sign.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have driven by Carlos Kitchen 2 in the past year.  It is located right off of 3500 South just West of Harmons and some car dealerships. I visited with probably lowest...

Puerto Sagua

Puerto Sagua

Feb 1, 2015

  Here we are at the last stop of my Miami trip with legendary international salesman of the year Matt Kennedy.  Puerto Sagua has been around for a long, long, long time folks.  I’m not talking Miami Vice times, dial it all the way back to pre-Scarface times.  Since 1962 Puerto Sagua has been serving Cuban cuisine like the Cuban sandwich, and of...

Casa San Isidro

Casa San Isidro

Jan 19, 2015

  Monserrate is one of Bogotá’s most well-known and visible land marks.  At 10,340 feet you have a great view of the city’s 9 million inhabitants.  The top of the mountain is accessible by one of the steepest cable cars I’ve ever been.  Built in the 1950’s by Swiss engineers, it almost feels like taking an elevator up to the top....

Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino

Jul 14, 2014

Last week I checked out with my family Sabor Latino with my wife and in-laws.  Sabor Latino or “Latin Flavor” has typical dishes from Mexico, Salvador, Colombia, and Venezuela and is located in South Salt Lake on State St.  It shares the same building with some business that has exotic dancing, and “Parking in the Rear”  Don’t pay...

Del Mar Al Lago

Del Mar Al Lago

Nov 30, 2013

  Del Mar al Lago might be on the top of the “best places you have never been” list, but it won’t be there long.  Word is definitely getting out on this Peruvian Seafood joint, just across the street from RC Willeys in South Salt Lake.  This review has a couple firsts for me, my first Peruvian place that I’ve really fallen in love...