Montreal: Taverne Square Dominion Bistro & Bar

Walking into Dominion Square Tavern will feel like stepping back in time. This in part due to the intentionally antiqued decor and attention to traditional drinks and dishes and in part to the building’s own storied history in downtown Montreal. Located adjacent to its namesake park, Dominion Square, which was renamed in 1987 as Dorchester […]

San Juan Dive Bar: El Batey

A low-key, though generally busy, dive bar with low lighting just bright enough to reveal the stripped down walls covered in graffiti from the flow of bar patrons over the years. Locals return regularly for games of pool and to vie for control of the jukebox. Tourists are not likely to award the bar any […]

Mofongo: A Puerto Rican Take on Plantains

Widely available and a favorite of tourists and locals alike, mofongo, in simple terms, is a dish of mashed plantains filled with vegetables, chicken, beef or seafood. Though mofongo, as it is known today, is traditionally Puerto Rican, it is widely believed to be derived from the island’s African influenced history and a riff on […]

Puerto Rico Cockfighting at Club Gallistico

Whether or not you may agree with it, cockfighting still exists as a gaming sport in Puerto Rico and is considered to many as an important part of the island’s cultural history. First introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century, the sport was briefly banned in the late 1800’s until it was legalized in […]

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