Papaya Thief Considers Operation Zombie Revival

Hello. Is anybody out there? This site is going to come back from the dead. It also happens to be Easter. I would like know what you'd like to hear about from the Papaya Thief. Coming soon will be: breakfast pizza, sourdough breads, fat camp adventure, and my favorite salad that only costs $4. But really, send …

A Letter from Papaya Thief

After nine years in Puerto Rico, hundreds of recipes developed, thousands of plates served, millions of gallons of booze sold, I've decided to move on. As sad as I am to leave my friends and business behind, I'm excited for the future. In 2006, I flew into San Juan Christmas morning, and Shawn the Pilot was the first person …

Lost in Portugal, Part 1

The first meal in Portugal is whatever’s closest to the hostel. Flying into Porto from Madrid was no problem, but figuring out the metro system, finding the hostel, dehydration, sleep-deprivation––all help create a healthy appetite. The streets in Porto smell like grilled meats. At a local churrasqueira, you can watch a couple of guys sweat …