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ARETE & The Lemon Experience

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I fondly remember my ARETĒ nights. So much excitement, so much build-up for the unforgettable 6-course meals prepared by Chef Mario Juan and proudly served by Kali & Bria Solak. Usually capped at 6 guests, the wait at times was two to three months. I of course, would frequently call and plead to be put…

SOFO Culinary Festival August 2015

SOFO 2015

San Juan’s culinary talent are bringing it to the streets this weekend for the bi-annual SOFO culinary festival. This gastronomic extravaganza emanates a block party vibe as the streets ‘South of Fortaleza’ are pedestrianized to make way for fine food, music, and revelry. SOFO 2015 will take place from August 19 – 23 and will…

Taste of Rum 2015

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This Saturday February 28, Paseo de La Princesa in Old San Juan will be transformed into a festival of bacchanalian revelry fueled by music, fine food, and most crucially, rum. In it’s 6th year, Taste of Rum 2015, sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico, is slated to be the Island’s best yet. Celebrating over 450…

Fiestas de La Calle San Sebastián 2015

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Its party time! The largest street festival in Puerto Rico will take place January 15-18 in Old San Juan. The origins of the festival date back to the 1950s, when a parish priest of San José Church (second oldest church in the Americas) organized the festival to raise funds for various church buildings and named…

La Campechada 2014 Art Festival in Old San Juan

Campechada 2014 Myrna Baez

This December 12th-14th the streets and plazas of Old San Juan will be transformed into a splendor of visual art and performance for La Campechada 2014. Drawing its name from Puerto Rico’s first recognized painter Jose Campeche, La Campechada is an annual interdisciplinary arts festival showcasing an array of artistic mediums. Visitors to Old San…