Panpaya Latin Grill

Panpaya Latin Grill

Jul 21, 2017

There are certain unicorns you find in life, rarities that don’t exist other than in fairy tales.  Finding a good, solid eatery inside an old shopping center is one of those unicorns.  It was so rare and unexpected that I’ve decided to come out of foodie retirement to write this review. The day started off innocent enough.  I had mentioned to my...

Curry in a Hurry

Curry in a Hurry

Mar 29, 2016

Here we are in South South Lake getting ready to go into Curry in a Hurry.  The name is what got me here.  I’ve driven by this place often in my time here in Salt Lake City.  We just happened to have a little time to go out to lunch, and we all wanted curry, and we didn’t have a lot of time … so you get where I’m going here....

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....