This was a breakfast "Mexican Wrap" that I had at our on-site restaurant: Ricardo's. It is a beach-side restaurant with good food and some of the best hot sauce that I have ever eaten (in the cup). It was a mustard concoction blended with Scotch Bonnet peppers and Habanero's so it had a plenty of bite!
Another reason to love this place...Happy Hour 2 for 1 drinks from noon-1:00, 4:00-6:00 and 9:00-10:00!
The Mango Martini's on the left (Cosmo's on the right) were my favorite and were to die for!
The only beer that I am aware of that is brewed in Aruba is Balashi. Kinda looks similar to Heineken and tasted similar too...not that that's a bad thing.
Matthew's was a posh beach-side restaurant at the resort next door. Michael got another filet and while good, it was no where near as good as the one at Russell's....but not nearly as expensive either. ;-)
Being in the Caribbean, I had to go for the Caribbean shrimp. Spicy, sweet, garlicky....awesome!
Iguana Joe's is right across the street from the cruise docks in downtown Oranjestad and has great empanada's, Jamaican Jerk chicken skewers and even more great hot sauce - I bought both kinds to bring home with me.
For our final night on Aruba, we all took a cab to Bavaria...an awesome German restaurant about three miles from our resort.
Michael's meal on the right was thin tenderloin beef with pickles, onions and bacon wrapped inside, along with sides of red cabbage and spaetzle. Very good!
And for the beer enthusiasts, they had 200 different kinds of beer on the menu to choose from. ;-)
My final meal on the island was two huge pieces of Weinerschnitzel, spaetzle and sauerkraut washed down with two very good bottles of Bavarian Lager.
It doesn't get much better than this, folks!
The restaurant was in a highly Americanized strip mall.
Do they have Quickie Lickie Laundromat's in America?
Although I think that THE best schnitzel that I have ever had was in Budapest, Hungary at some small restaurant near our hotel. The piece was about twice the size of my plate and this was where I was introduced to Eros Pista - probably the best condiment ever!
I need to order more of this stuff - I'm almost out!
^ It was, Joey...one of the best filet mignon's that I have ever had!
And here is a mini-update from the Ellicottville West Brewpub in Fredonia, NY. This place is not far from I-90 so if you are making a quick run from say Waldameer to Fantasy Island and want a good place for lunch, it is highly recommended!
I went completely different with the Poblano Goat Cheese Burger - which is a beer burger (cooked the way you like) topped with beer braised mushrooms, goat cheese and poblano peppers. Throw in some fresh-cut fries covered in vinegar and a Stainless Steel Obsession draft IPA and you have yourself one tasty (if not completely filling) meal!
Michael opted for a more traditional Reuben, which he said was excellent.
I threw on the lettuce, onion and pickle for an even funkier taste.
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