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SAK-I Asian Fusion

SAK-I Asian Fusion

      SAK-I ASIAN FUSION InterContinental Hotel 5961 Isla Verde Avenue Carolina, PR 00979 787-982-4263 A new attraction to the Isla Verde scene, this glam restaurant offers a splendid  saki bar in addition to delicacies from the world of pan-asian  kitchens. Soft opening mid July 2016.

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao

      Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Paseo Caribe 15 Ave. Muñoz Rivera (Caribe Hilton Grounds) Pta. de Tierra, San Juan 787-727-51000 Lunch 11:30 to 2:30; dinner 5 pm to 10 pm, Monday to Friday; Saturday dinner 5 pm to 10:30 pm; Sunday 11 am to 2 pm special lunch $29.95. Sunday dinner 4 […]

Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar

Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar

        Asere Cuban Kitchen Bar CalleDos Hermanos 180 Placita de Santurce San Juan 787-946-3804 Closed Monday. Tuesday through Saturday noon to 1:20 a.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Chef Gabriel Marino  prepares delicious food in a romantic, rustic 19th Century Cuban atmosphere. Crowded but loved; gets raves for food, ambiance and service.

Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano

      Rosa Mexicano The Shops at Paseo Caribe Ave. Muñoz Rivera San Juan, PR 939-338-7344 Casual-Elegant dining. Lunch Monday-Sunday 11:30 – 4pm; Dinner: Monday – Wednesday, 4pm-10pm; Thursday – Saturday 4pm – midnight; Sunday, 4pm-11pm. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 3pm Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm   New to Puerto Rico, but 30 […]

Bistro La Plage

Bistro La Plage

      Bistro La Plage Beach Club Restaurant & Bar 4851 Isla Verde Avenue (front of Howard Johnson) Isla Verde, Carolina 787-268-7733   Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday,  5pm-11pm; Sunday Brunch 11am – 4pm; and dinner  Sunday 4pm-10p. Beach Menu Monday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm Well-known and award-winning Chef David Chaymol presents this […]

Swiss Bistro

Swiss Bistro

Swiss Bistro 254 Ave. De Diego Condado, San Juan   787-666-1210   Monday noon to 3pm; Wednesday through Saturday noon to 3pm and 6 to 10 pm; Sunday Noon to 4pm   A casual-elegnt restaurant serving authentic Swiss cuisine, specializing in buffets and fondue. International and Puerto Rican dishes also on buffet.    

Meat Market Miami

Meat Market Miami

      Meat Market Miami El San Juan Hotel 6063 Isla Verde Avenue Carolina 787-791-1000   Sunday to Wednesday 5:30 pm to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 5:30 to 1am. Updated take on the traditional steakhouse dining exp;erience. Their Crudo Bar is the place for fresh made-to-order sharing plates and fresh ceviche. A contemporary environment […]

Red Coral Lounge

Red Coral Lounge

Red Coral Lounge San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, 1309 Ashford Avenue, Condado (San Juan) 787-722-7000 Open daily intro the wee hours. $$ Sophisticated Lounge in the lobby has it all: comfortable seating areas, classy bar, great drinks, great menu of flatbreads, wings, bacalaitos, ceviche, etc… and live music…for instance,  Sunday is Jazz Night […]

Capital Brasserie

Capital Brasserie

        Capital Brasserie City View Plaza Lobby, Torre 1 Guaynabo 787-782-7292   Lunch Monday – Friday 11am to 3:30 pm; Drinks and snacks Friday 3:30 to 10pm This is award-winning chef José Enrique’s second restaurant.    

Orquideas

Orquideas

    Orquideas 61 Calle Orquideas Esperanza, Vieques 787-741-1864 $$$ Open for dinner 6:30 to 10pm nightly. Casually elegant with its open pavilion and white sheer curtains, this former steakhouse has been renovated and reopened with a broader  menu of steak, fish and vegetarian dishes, by executive chef Richard Nell and sous chef Matt McPherson. […]

    • Cranberry Sauce…Finally! November 26, 2015
      Originally posted on Hot, Cheap & Easy: I have never posted a cranberry sauce recipe before because frankly every time I tried I ended up with a lip-puckering nasty gloopy mess and we’ve just used lingonberry jam from IKEA instead. A happy surprise for the table So this year, I did not even tell my…
    • Sweet-Tart Homemade Lemonade (made entirely by the kids) August 21, 2015
      My son and niece (8 and 11 respectively) had made some sugar syrup* for me last week – they are pretty good with the stove these days and eager to see how things are done. I actually used most of it for adult beverages (mango-chile mojitos and passionfruit mojitos), but in return for their help, […]
    • Mango Mojitos With Ancho Chili Salt August 15, 2015
      It was another summer Friday in the neighborhood and that called for another festive cocktail. Riding high on the success of last session’s passionfruit mojitos, I decided to make mango mojitos. The drink itself followed much the same construction, but the mango was decidedly sweeter than the passionfruit, so I decided that it needed a […]
    • Savory Spicy Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken August 3, 2015
      It is too hot for cooking, but the family’s gotta eat, so cook I must. So I have employed the slow cooker; it makes for tasty and tender meals and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Here is my interpretation of Moroccan Chicken; it was a big success with everyone in the house (the spiciness is […]