Vietnamese Pork Pintxo with Shrimp Fried Rice

I love and miss Vietnamese food more than anything else on this island, except for maybe Alaskan salmon or dungeness crab. The barbeque pork that you get in bun cha sometimes, or bahn mi, is sweet and aromatic. Put it on spicy fried rice with fresh herbs, serve it with cold glass noodles and nuoc cham with mint …

(New Year) Resolutions and Such

I sent out an email a minute ago to followers of La Copa Llena's newsletter. If you're not signed up for La Copa's newsletter, click here and do it now. I'll only bother you a few times a year.  Happy Holidays A Few Announcements We've had a busy couple of months. With our reopening in early …

La Copa Llena at the Black Eagle

The new restaurant: La Copa Llena at the Black Eagle. We're hard at work trying to get open by November 1st. A menu featuring old favorites and new experiments. Beautiful sunsets, great booze, good music. All what you've come to expect from Casa Isleña, just bigger and better. It's humbling and exciting and a bit nerve-racking, …