Food & DrinkFebruary 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

Spring Food Break(down)

Forget airport food. Don’t miss out on delicious local dishes, from the Bahamas to Baja.

1. Bahamas

 

EAT

 

Conch: The national food of the Bahamas. Basically a really big ocean–snail.

TASTES LIKE

Fresh clams or calamari, but chewier.

DRINK WITH
 

Goombay Smash. Match your drink to the Caribbean sunset, the sweet combo of spiced rum and apricot liquor will pair nicely with the salty conch.

 2. Dominican Republic

EAT
 

Tostones: Delicious twice–fried plantains. 

TASTES LIKE

A sweeter, thinner, denser tater tot.

DRINK WITH

Mamajuana. Rumor has it this Port–like concoction of rum, red wine and honey helps you speak the language of love (or lust—it is Spring Break). Split some tostones with that cutie by the pool and let the drink work its wonders.

3. Jamaica

EAT


Jerk chicken: Spicier than anything here on the mainland. Make sure to get it with a side of rice.

TASTES LIKE

Vinegar, hot sauce and cinnamon had a long cuddle sesh with chicken.


DRINK WITH

Rum Punch. Give rum and Coke a week–long break with this strong (and boozy) punch featuring two kinds of rum, coconut, lime, grenadine and a medley of fruit juices.

4. Mexico

EAT

Nopales: Cactus stripped of its spikes, sliced and grilled. Best served in a refreshing salad with tomatoes and onions. 

TASTES LIKE

Tangy green beans.


DRINK WITH


Margarita. Fight your Copa withdrawal with the best margaritas you can find. The lime juice is fresher, the tequila is better, the flavor is spectacular.


 
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