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In my opinion (and on this blog it is really the only one that matters) the best way to really enjoy a top quality tequila is with Sangrita as an accompaniment. Sangrita, literally, means "little blood" and is the traditional aperitif enjoyed Read More...
Finally, after three months of hard work and countless hours of planning and organizing, Taste of Playa went off to rave reviews. The event saw nearly three thousand Playa del Carmen residents and tourists come through the grounds. Some came just to look Read More...
For months, Rob and I have been looking for an excuse to check out Cocina 38, one of the newer fine dining establishments in the burgeouning north end of Playa del Carmen. Back in June, during the initial organizational phase of Taste of Playa , Roberto Read More...
Greetings "Life's a Beach" readers. This is an article written for the August newsletter for the regional interest website, SacBe . If you haven't yet signed up for an email subscription to receive this informative publication, you can Read More...
Yesterday, Taste of Playa Executive committee members Monica Hartlief and Nicola Inwood met with local goverment officials at the Municipal Jail to make a gift of much needed medicines and much appreciated sporting equipment for the inmates of the prison. Read More...
One of our very favorite spots in Playa del Carmen, one of the first we ever dined in even before moving to Mexico, is La Cueva del Chango . When we arrived, five years ago, this restaurant, nestled in the jungle off of Calle 38, seemed to be in the middle Read More...
During the last few days of the school year, when many of the foreign students have already returned to their home countries for the summer break, the remaining children are treated to all kinds of fun activities. One such extracurricular outing is a Read More...
I've been getting quite a few messages over the past few weeks, Life's a Beach readers wondering “What's up?”. As many of you also follow this blog on Facebook and Twitter, you have undoubtedly seen the cryptic messages….the Read More...
When one thinks about health food, something friendly to the heart and wasteline, tacos really don't spring to mind. When was the last time your cardiologist put you on an "all taco diet"? Exactly. Mounds of meat cooked in lard or deep fried Read More...