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I'm hoping this is a good thing as several people have approached me in the grocery store (people I do not know) and said "Taste of Playa, si?" gesturing toward my ever present TOP baseball cap. "Bueno, bonito, barato!" they exclaim enthusiastically! I smile in return and nod my head. "Si, si. Gracias por venir." I reply in my very best, most polite Spanish. Read More...
Are you in Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving this year? How about spending your day on the beach instead of in the kitchen. Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club has a fabulous menu planned for the day that is hard to pass up. Read More...
This weekend, we decided a quiet beach day was in order so, on Saturday, we piled everyone in the truck and headed 30 minutes south to our favorite spot in Akumal. Depending on our destination of choice, I sometimes pack a cooler for these impromptu beach Read More...
Last week, Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club played host to a beach party and BBQ feast to celebrate Labor Day. Rob and I brought the kids to the beach and met up with some of our friends to enjoy the day. The BBQ was delicious (and I know as I made Read More...
The Riviera Maya's own celebrity Chef, John Gray has cooked up a truly unique and enticing "degustacion" menu for the patrons of his first and signature restaurant, John Gray’s Kitchen in Puerto Morelos. This Saturday, September 11, Read More...
Recently, Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club played host to a group of the Riviera Maya's top chefs, a squad of culinary masters representing some the region's finest luxury resorts. Wicky's Chef Pepe Barientos was joined by Chef Humberto Read More...
After the fabulous tequila tasting and dinner at Hacienda Tres Rios, Kay Walten (www.Locogringo.com) and I shuttled the group downtown for a short tour of a few of the Playa del Carmen restaurants and bars participating in the Taste of Playa 2010 culinary event. Read More...
When you think of The John Gray Restaurant Group do you immediately think of posh high end venues with fancy wine lists and haute cuisine? If so, you may want to pay a visit to Chef Gray's laid back, seaside eatery, La Suegra in Puerto Morelos. La Read More...
“Over the ocean and through immigration to Grandmother’s house we go…” That’s right, the kids are off to visit Grandma in the States, their first trip flying solo. They are excited. We are excited. They will spend a week Read More...
Come down to Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club on Sunday August 15th and enjoy some sun, fun, live music and an "all you can eat" BBQ extravaganza! Adult pay $180 mn/pp, children just $90 mn/pp to indulge in Wicky's fabulous buffet and Read More...
One of the distinct advantages to being your own boss is you can take off just about any old time you please for a leisurely lunch. That's exactly what we decided to do yesterday. The "Wicked Burger" was calling my name so we grabbed Mitch and Kate and made time for Wicky's on the beach. In case anyone was looking for a Playa del Carmen beach update, here you go. I think we can officially lay claim to the whitest sand in the world! Read More...
Last Thursday evening Calle Corazon was abuzz with activity as the Riviera Maya's own celebrity chef, John Gray, rolled out a new bar menu for his casually elegant lounge, The Den. Friends from near and far braved the heat and tropical rain to come downtown for an evening of food and fun. Incorporating elements from the newly revamped dinner menu at John John Gray's Place and items from the new menu concept recently initiated at John Gray's Downtown in Cancun. The new bar menu features some of the Chef's signature items. Read More...
For quite awhile now, the Kinnon family has considered Isla Mujeres the perfect family getaway. We often joke that we are Isla's "bridge and tunnel" people! If you lived in Manhattan and took the Jitney to the Hamptons every weekend from Read More...
OK, I know. "When in Rome, blah, blah, blah...." However, sometimes, even surrounded by all this glorious ceviche and barbacoa and pollo pibil, you just want a burger; a good old American style hamburger. After all, is there anything quite as Read More...
"This time, we really should try that place." I remarked to Rob as we puttered by in our rented golf cart "It looks super cute." I've lost count of how many times, I've made that same comment in the almost two years since Mango Read More...
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