Another culinary trip around the world
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Pic of the Day
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Another culinary trip around the world

Alissa Grosskopf - October 25, 2018

With a funky setting, an alleged ramen and the assistance of Google Translate, our freelancer William Ayre entered a restaurant San José that felt like it was…

Off the eaten path: Bar y Restaurante Rio de Janeiro
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Bar y Restaurante Rio de Janeiro

William Ayre - October 19, 2018

Apart from its name and a mural inside featuring the namesake city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is a very much a Costa Rican establishment. It’s a…

Off the eaten path: Holiday
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Holiday

William Ayre - October 12, 2018

Visiting Holiday is like stepping into a foreign land. I’m surprised they don’t ask for your passport at the door. The food is not the only thing…

Off the eaten path: Pad Thai
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Pad Thai

William Ayre - October 5, 2018

At Pad Thai, everything is grounded down fresh. I’m talking all the curry paste, turmeric, galangal, basil and coriander; all ground with a mortar and pestle. I…

Don Wang: A bite of China in San José
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Food
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Don Wang: A bite of China in San José

Alissa Grosskopf - October 4, 2018

I entered Don Wang and was catapulted 9,300 miles away to China. The decoration, the smells, the Chinese waiters bustling back-and-forth and the delicious food made me…

Off the eaten path: Bar La Selegna
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Bar La Selegna

Wililam Ayre - September 28, 2018

Bar La Selegna has been run by the same family in Liberia since the 1970s. While the family has stayed the same, the name hasn’t. It started…

Off the eaten path: Cantina X
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Cantina X

William Ayre - September 21, 2018

You’ll find one of the best chifrijos in the country at the base of a mountain near Salitral in Santa Ana at a spot I will call…

Off the eaten path: Soda Lima
Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path: Soda Lima

William Ayre - September 14, 2018

To find Soda Lima, look for a yellow and red sign painted on a white wall that's shared with the neighboring Mini Super Feng. The sign is…

Off the eaten path: Fritos Comida Coreana
Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path: Fritos Comida Coreana

William Ayre - September 7, 2018

If you’re walking on Calle 11 near Avenida Central, you might get a whiff of freshly cooked, spicy food. The source is easy to pinpoint, a Korean…

Off the eaten path: Coconut
Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path: Coconut

William Ayre - August 31, 2018

In North America we like to use the phrase “Chinese food” quite broadly: it’s a general term when discussing this kind of food, or foods that we…