Monthly Archives: September 2016

Benissimo Gelato & Caffe comes to Ave A

Friday night was the official  opening for Benissimo Gelato & Caffe on the  corner of Avenida A and Calle 4.   After one taste, the coconut became an instant favorite. Bits of coconut are there down to the last lick.  Besides gelato, choose from their bacon mozzarella waffle or waffle with nutella con banano accompanied by  a cappuccino.  On Saturday, I dropped in for a panini de pavo as more than 100 assorted motorcycles roared through the Casco. Stop by, introduce yourself to Jose Manuel and his staff.

Upcoming events! Urbanism, Contorsionism, Fidel Castro

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Urbanism, contorsionism and Fidel Castro, we are closing September with good stuff! September 23rd: the City will present at Casa Soldado their vision and plan to revitalize Panama´s historic centre. September 28th: And Casa Sola, at Plaza Francia, will hold a really cool collection of photos of Fidel Castro by Venancio : October 1st: Contorsionism and flexibility workshop at El Cuarto Rojo:

Old Maps of Panama at Casa Soldado

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo 275 maps including a map by Juan de la Cosa back in 1501 (he was the pilot for Christopher Columbus) are being shown at Casa Soldado, Las Bóvedas. Each one with an interesting story behind, weaving the history of the “New World” and Panama.  La Estrella article mentioned, for example, that in 1574, Panama became the first “country” in America to have a map of its current territory. And then there are others like the route for “el polvo de oro” (golden dust) and so on. If you love history, you´ll enjoy this exhibit! See … Continue reading

Oro Moreno opens in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casco´s first chocolate store opened this week!  Taste a fully locally grown and made chocolate. Oro Moreno´s cacao comes from Bocas del Toro, in an alliance with Forest Finance, and their blends include rum, coconut, passion fruit and even culantro.   Couldn´t resist to take a beautifully packaged box to Arco, and have a hot chocolate myself.  Congratulations Oro Moreno! Location: Calle 6ta and A Avenue

CascoMar Opened!!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Plaza Herrera 25 August, CASCOMAR opened.  Last night, fifteen Casqueños  got together to check out the tapas.  Formerly La Rose de los Vientos, the restaurant is tucked away on the corner of  Avenida 9 Sur on the back side of Iglesia San Jose and Calle 8.  Our tables extended almost half the length of the  terrace along the seawall. Martha, the owner, recommended an authentic tortilla espanol and croquetas de jamon iberico ,delicious.  Their house white wine is an Albarino from Spain. Before the weekend, some of us will be back for dinner.  It was … Continue reading