Try this Place: Casa Picasso’s First Anniversary Party

Last night a good chunk of the town arrived at Casa Picasso to celebrate the re-opening for “the season”, Casa Picasso’s one year anniversary party and to taste the new food from their brand new chef.  Some were a bit late…there was a town-wide meeting at the High School at the same time!…but everyone…EVERYONE wasKeep reading »

Around Town: Geo’s Hideaway, The Post Office, Wild Mango’s and More

Yesterday I decided to try a new spot for lunch.  You might think that would be a tough task in such a small town.  San Pedro’s population is under 30,000.  But there is a new bar or restaurant springing up constantly.  CONSTANTLY.And, the scuttlebutt around town is that Geo’s Hideaway Cafe and Meat Market (interestingKeep reading »

Yummy Brunch at Red Ginger Restaurant and the Beautiful Phoenix Resort

Where I’m from, Sunday morning brunch is a big deal.  On a warm spring Sunday, around 1-2pm, the streets of Manhattan are packed with people either eating or lining up to eat and drink brunch.Here in Belize?  It’s only starting to grow in popularity.  Estel’s is a very popular breakfast place and always has aKeep reading »

Beach Trash Clean-up on a GORGEOUS Saturday Morning Plus A Bit of Fried Chicken

The past few days, Ambergris Caye has seen the most beautiful weather.  Intensely blue skies, pretty puffy white clouds with lavender underbellies,  a slightly cooling breeze, super HOT sun and at night?  A huge full moon.Rainy season?  What rainy season? Yesterday also happened to be International Coastal Clean-Up Day organized by the ocean conservation group,Keep reading »

Casa Picasso: A Vietnamese Feast And Some Very Tasty Cocktails

Last night, Casa Picasso restaurant closed for a special event.  Tien, the chef, was preparing a fixed 3 course menu of tasty Vietnamese plates by reservation only.  Casa Picasso’s menu always has a touch of an Asian flair …from Malaysian Chicken Satay to Shrimp Fritters with Spicy Peanut sauce…but there is tons more.  Like Crab Mac &Keep reading »

A Walk on A Breezy Day: A New Casino and Some Tasty Hog Fish

Yesterday was a beauty, warm, sunny and breezy.  The sea was pretty choppy and churned up.  Lots of sea grass was keeping the beach raking crews very busy.  I spent most of my day getting a serious sunburn on my face.  But I did get out of the pool for a bit. There is aKeep reading »

A Must Do in San Pedro: Brunch at Estel’s

There are a few places that I recommend to EVERYONE that visits Ambergris Caye. You need to snorkel at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley.  Have a beer or two at the Palapa Bar.  And you must have breakfast at least once at Estel’s Dine By the Sea. You’ll find it right on the beachKeep reading »

A Morning Walk Turns into Breakfast

I woke up early today to take a long walk down the beach.  A little much needed exercise.  The sun was just up, fishermen were trolling for bait fish and pelicans were drying their wings in the wind. The dock is just south of me at a condo complex called Tara Del Mar. And justKeep reading »

More About My Tuesday: Lunch, Legends and a Look Around Town

I posted a few days ago about my brush with “celebrity” at the Chicken Drop (see:  Wahoo’s Lounge) but my day started much earlier with a walk into town.  A visitor was showing local kids, Mark and Johnny, how to search for hidden treasure on the beach. The sun was definitely coming out after aKeep reading »

SAGA February 2012 Cook-Off: All Italian at the X Lounge

Last night the SAGA Humane Society hosted their February 2012 Charity Cook-off and the theme was Italian Food.  Location?  Well…that’s hard to pin down exactly.  Last week, we were invited to DiCaprio’s Restaurant on the beach but by the time the arrived, it had been renamed the X Lounge. Since I’ve been on the islandKeep reading »