Monthly Archives: August 2017

Eclipse Fever!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Yesterday was supposed to be the eclipse of the century. Obviously, being in Panama, not exactly a full eclipse. But people did get eclipse fever! The day was simply gorgeous, the light was golden and people were happily walking from here to there doing silly things!  For example, just stepping out of Arco, we found this trying to prevent illegal parking: But then we thought a better job was bike riding: But he said he always wanted to drive a truck. Good think we found one his size!   he was so happy!  but after … Continue reading

Casa Bruja opens at Las Clementinas, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casa Bruja,  Panama´s best known artisanal beer has opened a gastropub in Casco Viejo at Las Clementinas.  With full freedom to experiment and pair all the new flavors with food, the result is an amazing experience that you can keep coming back to. Last night, I started with – obviously- the beer named after the building: Clementinas. Simply awesome.  Go check it out!

The Strangers Club, Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The Strangers Club: I´ve been told is a very old name, but this is Casco´s newest bar and it has raised the bar in every single sense. Run professionally, everything about it is excellent: the interior design, menu and drinks.  Owned by a group of six bartenders from Employees Only in New York, this is located at Casco´s only traffic light corner, our very own version of the five stars, next to Hotel La Concordia. Check it out! Article on the story of the group that decided to open the place here in Panama. Published … Continue reading

Papaya Planet Bookstore Café, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo On B Avenue and 10th Street, next to Jerónimo and a few meters away from Las Clementinas, Casco´s first Bookstore Café is about to open on Friday. We got an early sneak peek and it was all eye candy.  The menu we tried was simply fenomenal, and they have an upper floor open for small events, from literary cafes to birthday celebrations. Some pics from yesterday! looking forward to Friday! For more info,  Paola is the manager: 6677-2404

Lo Que Hay: a new concept in Casco

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The latest initiative of Panamanian chef José Carles, “Lo Que Hay” means “What We Have”, a fonda style restaurant where they cook fresh from the day… and when they are done… they are done!  The food is authentic Panamanian comfort and street style food, but with his magic twist. Already becoming the place for chefs in the neighborhood to go eat, they are open: Wed, Thur, Fri: breakfast 8 a.m. and lunch at noon, closes about 3 p.m. Sat, Sund: lunch and dinner. Closing around 8 p.m. Location: Avenida A and 5th Street, you have … Continue reading

French Bistro in Casco Viejo! Welcome Lessep´s

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Where: Casa Ruigar, corner of 4th and A Avenue… right in front of Arco Properties! Beautifully remodeled, in the style of the classic French bistros, Lessep´s inaugurated this week.  French owners Cedric and Barbara moved to Panama recently and are full time residents in Casco Viejo, love it when we can say from an owner that they “live, work and invest in Casco”! The menu has the all time favorites like the eggs benedictine and the croquet monsieur, but you also have great options a wonderful lunch or dinner.  Now, the one problem is… it … Continue reading