Quick Bites: The New Sunset Location for Caliente Restaurant

Caliente Restaurant had been serving delicious Tex-Mex-Belizean cuisine for over 20 years on the beach in downtown San Pedro.  But a few months ago, they got a notice:  they needed to vacate the location in just over a month! Businesses Asked to Move as Spindrift Hotel Plans Upgrades The owners, Miss Melly and her husbandKeep reading »

Black & White Garifuna Restaurant: Culture + Really Delicious Food

Early this week, Jeff and I headed south of San Pedro town to Black and White Garifuna Restaurant & Cultural Center slightly ashamed that we hadn’t been there before. The owner, Ms Julia Martinez has created such a unique spot on Ambergris Caye – a warm and invited indoor and outdoor space highlighting one ofKeep reading »

All About the DELICIOUS Food of Belize: My Take

What is Belizean Food?  What Food in Belize Should I Taste? Pretty much everyone who visits Belize leaves saying (or thinking) the same thing.  I came for the sun and the snorkeling and the beach and the adventure, and I left raving about the food.  About the people and the food. The food of BelizeKeep reading »

Treat Yourself: A Beautiful Breakfast at Matachica Resort

What a Way to Start the Day;  Breakfast at Matachica Resort on North Ambergris Caye Breakfast and/or brunch is my favorite meal of the day.  Not so much the TIME of it all – I am neither a morning or a nighttime person (I find 10am to about 1 pm my sweet spot 🙂 )Keep reading »

October 1st: The Opening of Conch Season & The Best Ways to Eat It

TODAY!  Conch season is here in Belize.  October 1st until April 30th or sooner if the Queen Conch quota set by the department of fisheries is filled.  The giant sea creature (he’s technically a snail but…let’s not ruminate too long on that) is a favorite across Belize. Shells on display on the main road inKeep reading »

A New Look & A DELICIOUS Meal at Rain Restaurant at Grand Caribe Resort

Yesterday we headed to Rain Restaurant at Grand Caribe Resort for a 5pm reservation.  The rooftop restaurant had a new look – and we were invited to check it out. Or more broadly – we headed to the “village” of Caribeville – the tongue-in-cheek name for the ever-growing community that surrounds Grand Caribe, one ofKeep reading »

New Restaurant in San Pedro: Campo Tex-Mex on Front Street

Yesterday I tried a new restaurant!  Campo Tex-Mex on Front Street in downtown San Pedro. But let me back up just a bit.  Many people seem to think that the life of a blogger includes lots of free meals at all the newest places and deluxe hotel stays weekly – my life is decidedly notKeep reading »

Muffins And More at Uber-Cute Sol Cafe & More

I’ve been dreaming of breakfast muffins on Ambergris Caye.  They are not typical Belizean fare – in fact, they are SO American that in the UK, they are referred to as “American muffins” at Starbucks.  And man…I love them. So much in fact that I have been planning a muffin-only business for the last yearKeep reading »

Delicious Traditional Food at El Fogon Restaurant

We eat lunch in town every single day.  Generally sticking to two…maybe three spots.  Creatures of habit. But yesterday we drove past El Fogon Restaurant on the way to an errand in the San Pedrito area and passed this specials board. I’ve been wanting to try the Tamalitos de Chaya for years!  (I LOVE chayaKeep reading »

Eat Like a Local: Belize Food Tours is a MUST-DO!

I LOVE BELIZE FOOD TOURS!  A trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize is not just a beach vacation.  It’s no all-inclusive holiday.  Yes there are gorgeous waters and white sands and plenty of loungers around your resort pool but the fun is more than that.  Visitors return year after year because of the people.  (7 ReasonsKeep reading »

Ramon’s Village & Estel’s Dine by the Sea & Jimmy Buffett

Yesterday we met up with friends at favorite breakfast spot, Estel’s Dine by the Sea.  Feet in the sand, oldies on the radio, we all ordered one of my favorite foods – the Belizean Fry Jack. (Awesome shirt from a Belizean owned company called ID Seven.  Check them out) I knew Estel’s had been aroundKeep reading »

Iguana Juan’s: Fresh Food in a Fresh Location

It was the sign that got me.   The location described on the sign to be precise. “Conveniently located upstairs of an old building, on a back street, on an island in Central America”. Funny.  And pretty close to how directions are given on the island of Ambergris.  Few people know the proper street names.  “Across fromKeep reading »

Sunday Afternoon at the Truck Stop on Ambergris Caye

At first light, yesterday looked like it was going to be a complete rain-out.  We’ve had a few unseasonably dreary days over the past week and Sunday wasn’t looking good… This was a particularly dark cloud passing midmorning. So I decided to test out a pierogi recipe – my first attempt at my favorite PolishKeep reading »

Every Who Down in Who-Ville was at Ambergris Caye’s Truck Stop Last Night

San Pedro’s Truck Stop hit another one out of the park last night.  The Holiday Craft fair, Christmas tree lighting and visit from Santa was jam packed with locals and visitors, kids and adults and quite a few dogs. They outdid themselves with decorations this year…lights and Santas everywhere.  The stage looked PERFECT for holidayKeep reading »

Some of my Favorite Seafood at Lily’s Treasure Chest on the Beach

There are a handful of places that I always recommend for visitors to San Pedro, Belize.  Tops on the Lunch Time List is Lily’s Treasure Chest – ALWAYS #1 for fried fish and conch ceviche with a gorgeous view. Yesterday, we hopped on the 1.15pm  water taxi (the Coastal Xpress) for the 20 minute rideKeep reading »

Venti Non-Fat Latte with 2% Foam? Flight Cafe Opens in San Pedro

It’s hard to imagine the world without Starbucks.  For years it was my morning…and often afternoon ritual.  The uber-efficient barristas who remember your order after one visit, the strange Starbucks vocabulary (they taught me the word barrista!), the fixings bar with nutmeg, heavy cream and Sugar In the Raw.  I can easily conjure up theKeep reading »