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Is it fair to compare LoDo, RiNo, or LoHi to our current neighborhood…NoBu?

NoBu (North of Bucerias) We were feeling a bit adrift down here in La Cruz, always reading about the latest trend, restaurant, rent outrage or neighborhood mayhem back in LoHi. Or, RiNo. Or, LoDo. (You know who you are.) So, we came up with our own catchy neighborhood name, NoBu. Because we are, in fact, just north of the trendy, in some peoples’ minds anyway, Bucerias. Not everyone recognizes it as such. I, personally, find it…

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At La Cruz…5 Fridays, 5 Mexican Restaurants and a Couple of Familiar Songs!

One custom we tend to pack up and take with us wherever we go…or live…is our weekly Friday night out. Usually a couple of cold beers in an interesting place followed by a dinner I would be unlikely to cook at home. When in LoDo, and the weather is good, we often occupy part of the deck at the Wynkoop. From there it’s an easy stroll to Mangiamo Pronto for some fine pasta. Or, to…

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On the Importance of Dick and Liz…

The real Oceano Bar is long gone. And, the iconic seahorse statue has been moved down the Malecon. Even the dusty cobblestone main drag has been replaced by one of the finest pedestrian zones we have seen. But, Puerto Vallarta, at its heart, is still very much like the village that John Huston put on the map with his 1964 film. The culture is in tact. Of course, if you have been to Puerto Vallarta,…

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