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Breakfast in Boquete

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November 25, 2009 |  Mornings in Boquete felt amazing.   Cool weather, sunshine.  We went to the grocery store the night before and picked up some stuff for breakfast.  We had fruit, bread, eggs, cereal and yogurt.

We had a nice big breakfast to prepare ourselves for the travels of the day!  My dad arranged for our taxi driver from yesterday, Esteban, to take us to Almirante for $120– not bad for a 4-5 hour drive!  Esteban even threw in a stop in David so my dad could find some sugar cane juice (yum!).


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September 9, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Katz’s Delicatessen

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May 4, 2009 | More food!  I really wanted to refrain from posting too many pictures of food here since I have a blog dedicated to food (check it out here!), but there are some that I just couldn’t resist!  Katz’s Deli is a MUST try!

I finally tried the famous pastrami and rye!  I was somewhat skeptical at first.  It looks very plain and it isn’t cheap for a sandwich.

But once I took a bite into it, I finally understood what all the craze was about!  The meat was extremely tender!

Katz’s Deli has an interesting system.  Walk in, every person gets a ticket.  When you order, you hand the guy your ticket and he adds your order onto the ticket.  Then, when you leave, you present your ticket (everyone has to present it whether they used it or not), and the person adds up your order.  If you lose your ticket, it’s $50!  We had a scare where we thought we had lost one of our tickets, but luckily, it had just fallen under the table.  Whew!

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June 20, 2009 at 4:05 PM

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Russ & Daughter’s

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May 4, 2009 |  Ah, the day of eating!  Seriously, Monica and I ate ALL day.   While it was not the first place  we visited, Russ & Daughters was definitely one of the favorites!

The bagel was dense, the cream cheese was fresh, the sesame added the right amount of texture, and the smoked salmon was just perfect.  Monica and I shared a mini Classic (bagel, cream cheese, Norweigan smoked salmon) and we just could NOT get enough of it.  OMG.  It was extremely satisfying.

This isn’t really a sit-down type of place, so we walked over to a nearby market where we could sit and eat.

I seirously considering ordering some of their stuff from their webpage until I realized the shipping would be roughly $50!   If you’re ever in New York City, TRY IT!!

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June 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM

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