Burger King Puerto Rico celebrated its 50th anniversary by treating 50 of its most loyal customers to the Hands-Free Whopper Holder. Because, damn it, you shouldn't have to deny yourself the pleasures of eating a Whopper just because your hands are tied up playing a guitar/giving someone a tattoo/walking a pack of dogs/painting your nails/riding a bike/etc. The Whopper-eating never has to stop! Never!
'Puerto Rico' on Serious Eats
Last month Bottom Shelf research director Emily and I took our honeymoon to San Juan. It was the best week of my very good life, and I can't wait to go back. Although my next view of Puerto Rico won't have the benefit of newlywed-colored glasses, I'm sure I'll still love it, because I'll still be with my gorgeous wife and without my hideous laptop.
Coquito, the Puerto Rican version of eggnog, brings a refreshing and tropical twist to the season.
Puerto Rico celebrates the best holidays in the world — and the longest stretch, too. Our holiday season starts right after Thanksgiving and lasts until the middle of January with the Fiestas de San Sebastián. Locally, we call them Navidades, and, to me, it's the best time of the year to visit Puerto Rico.
In addition to some more general food-culture topics that our Culinary Ambassadors have been sharing, we also asked them if they'd recommend some great locals-only spots to eat for any SE'rs who might be visiting the country or region in question. Here, MadelynRodriguez three spots in Puerto Rico.
In Puerto Rico I have to shop around. I love Costco for some of my produce—tomatoes, lettuce, berries, and mushrooms for stuffing.... I go to a regular supermarket for basics (like cereal, milk, and produce) that I do not need 10 pounds of at one time. I visit a health-food place to get my vegetarian goodies, like eggless mayonnaise, tofu, brown rice pastas, quinoa, etc. —MadelynRodriguez
These days they serve them lots of "comida criolla," or local fare such as rice and beans, lasagnas, pepper steak, and even "pastelones," which are Puerto Rican casseroles made sometimes from sweet fried plantains or mashed potatoes. They also offer lighter fare, such as sandwiches, wraps, or even hot dogs, if that's considered light. There are some salads, but if the kids say they will not eat them, they will not give salad to them—as if kids really know what's best for them!
Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... View Larger Map I just got back from a trip to the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico and thought you should know that there's an apparent infestation of pizza trucks taking hold along the territory's psuedo-expressways.That's to say nothing of the surprising abundance of pizza shops, though they're definitely outnumbered by the roadside trucks. Granted, Ramey AFB probably brought pizza-loving Yanks around as late as the 1970s, but can that be the only explanation for the strange mix of American foods (including hot dogs and hamburgers) sold alongside Carribean staples such...
I'm back in New York after a week's stay in Puerto Rico. Daily visits to my trusty scale Thinner helped keep me on the straight and narrow, as did the unexciting food I found wherever we went. But one place and one food may have tripped me up. What am I talking about? The many seriously delicious forms of pan de mallorca served up at what I regard as Puerto Rico's greatest restaurant, La Bombonera. Located just five minute walk from our hotel, La Bombonera became my home away from home each of the three nights we were in Old San Juan. The question, serious eaters, is can a man eat at La Bombonera every morning and still somehow...
Over on Serious Eats, Slice's parent site, one of our readers, Lou, asked: By the way, Adam, you know so much about pizza; what's the best pizza place in the central mountains of Puerto Rico? All we have is the disgusting Pizza Hut. Que lastima. While I've learned more than a little about pizza in the years I've been Slicing, I'm stumped. So I promised Lou I'd open this question up to all you Homeslices out there. Any tips for Lou? Note to Lou: Apologies for taking so long to punt this query to the Slicesters!...