Restaurant Review: Los Ranchos

To celebrate Kail’s first day of work last week, we ventured out via taxi (having finally learned our home address earlier in the day) to La Gran Via, an outdoor mall in San Salvador, for dinner. We didn’t have a specific restaurant in mind, but our sponsors had taken us there our first night inContinue reading “Restaurant Review: Los Ranchos”

A Taste of Home

Something about cooking just makes a place feel more like home.Saturday night I made my first home-cooked meal in San Salvador: spaghetti bolognese (it was actually just ground beef sautéed with garlic and a jar of Classico pasta sauce, but “bolognese” sounds better) and caesar salad (romaine with store-bought dressing).But still — I felt likeContinue reading “A Taste of Home”

DC Food Bucket List Update

Wild Mushroom, Applewood-Smoked Bacon & Truffle Cream mussels at Brasserie Beck.You may recall that Kail and I have a DC food bucket list of places to eat before departing for post. As departure time is fast-approaching, I feel it’s necessary to update the list and strategize about where we want to spend our final meals in Washington,Continue reading “DC Food Bucket List Update”

Pupuseria Doña Azucena

Even though we’re not in El Salvador yet, that doesn’t mean Kail and I can’t experience Salvadoran culture — particularly Salvadoran food. Specifically, the pupusa.Seeing as how there’s a national holiday in El Salvador dedicated to the pupusa, its national food, I thought it best to familiarize myself with this all-important dish. (Also, I considerContinue reading “Pupuseria Doña Azucena”