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Foodmayhem Reader’s Choice: Crawfish Season

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi! We’re back from Mexico. Thanks for vacationing with us!
Right before we left, Bill G wrote in our comments section:
“Very cool recipe. I have an idea for Food Mayhem. Once per month you should propose three recipe ideas and let your readers vote on the recipe they would most like to see you prepare and […]

Raspberries… Natural Aspirin

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Coming back from Mexico, I’m feeling pretty ill. My doctor tells me I’ve got a really bad cold and my lungs sound terrible. That’s always good news. He suggested loading up with acetaminophen and aspirin. The approach was interesting though. He said to take 500mg of Tylenol every six hours […]

Ristorante Romagna Mia

Friday, February 27, 2009

We found out that Playa Del Carmen actually has a large Italian population, which meant we had to try some Italian food. We pretty much had our fill of Mexican at this point so it was perfect timing. With a little google searching, I found Ristorante Romagna Mia, with some strong reviews. It’s on a […]

La Cueva Del Chango

Friday, February 27, 2009

We had our hopes set high for breakfast at La Cueva Del Chango. It came highly recommended from Caroline and Eddie, and also Grace from Grace is Full. It may very well be an awesome breakfast place, but it seems we may never know. It was an odd experience for us at the Monkey Cave. […]

John Gray’s Place

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We read about John Gray’s Place on Rick Bayless’s website, as well as several others. It’s known as one of the more upscale places in Playa with contemporary food, which was the perfect thing last night, now that we’ve had enough Mexican food.
Through a window, you can see the kitchen, which is nice and clean. […]

Tortas in Playa del Carmen

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Remember the other day, when we hunted for tacos? Well, we also spotted several interesting shops to buy tortas (sandwiches). Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I couldn’t eat as many different tortas as I did tacos, they’re just too big. So I tried to pick the two […]

Seafood Buffet at Xcaret

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Xcaret is an awesome eco theme park. We went snorkeling through some caves, and then again in a beautiful inlet, both times amongst beautiful and unique fish. As you walk through the park, you pass viewing points to see animals like wild boar, flamingos, spider monkeys, dolphins, and giant sea turtles. Iguanas roam freely and […]

Breakfast Tacos

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Massages are pretty inexpensive here in Playa Del Carmen, about USD $59 for two people (1 hour each). But the even bigger benefit was chatting with the hostess, who spoke English pretty well. As we waited for our massages, we had a few minutes to find out where the locals eat. After some thought, she […]

Bar in Cozumel

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We wanted to watch Carnival in Cozumel, so we staked out a spot on a second floor bar. We can’t remember the name now, but it’s right across from the ferry. We knew it would be touristy so we didn’t expect much. The choice was for the viewing point, not the food.
We got there around […]

Cozumel Lunch at Asadero las Casuelas

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On FoodMayhem we talk about every aspect of food. Usually those aspects involve looking at food, cooking food, thinking about food, and of course eating food. Sadly, and disgustingly, today I’m going to mention rarely discussed aspects of food, namely, post-processing. Ahem. The first part of my post is very journal […]