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Wednesday, July 18 2018 @ 10:51 AM EDT

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Heineken and Anheuser-Busch to Brew Budweiser in Panama

Food & Drink (beverageworld.com) AMSTERDAM: Heineken and Anheuser-Busch will begin brewing and selling Budweiser in Panama, the companies said in a joint-statement. The statement said the beer will be brewed and sold by Cervecerias Baru-Panama -- a 75 percent Heineken-owned brewery -- under a license agreement with Anheuser-Busch. Projected volume or sales were not provided.
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La Terraza on Via Venneto

Food & Drink Mike came down to Panama from Austin, Texas "just to try it out for awhile" because he wanted his kids to learn Spanish. He moved into a small 2 bedroom apartment with his family while they were waiting for their place to be finished. Just down the street was a little place that's been there for a long time called La Terraza (The Terrace). It quickly became Mike's favorite hangout. One day the woman who was running the place told him that, alas, she was going to have to shut the place down and was going out of business. "So, I took it over because I didn't want it to close. I totally fell into it." Mike didn't have any plans at all of moving to Panama and opening a restaurant/bar, it sort of "just happened." Since then the little corner watering hole has become a favorite of the expatirate community, and most of the customers just keep coming back. "Cold beer and a good hamburger. It's really that simple," Mike says with a smile. "The pulled pork is pretty good too. And, we have the best hot dogs in Panama..." (more)
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Panamanian Meat Market

Food & Drink Meat News.com - UNITED STATES/PANAMA: The U.S. Agriculture Secretary says the newly reached trade agreement with Panama will open new export opportunities. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns says a free trade agreement reached this week between the U.S. and Panama will "open new export opportunities for our agricultural industry." The statement goes on to say, "In 2005, U.S. agricultural producers sold some $200 million worth of products to Panama. Under this agreement, more than half of all current U.S. farm exports to Panama will become duty-free immediately. Beef, mechanically de-boned chicken, turkey, pork variety meats and many other agriculture products are included in the free trade deal. Johanns said, "Most significant for U.S. beef and poultry producers, Panama is revising its sanitary and phytosanitary regulations recognizing the equivalence of the U.S. food safety inspection system for meat, poultry and processed food products. Panama will also provide market access for U.S. beef and poultry products consistent with international standards and recognize the U.S. beef grading system. In addition, this agreement streamlines import documentation requirements for U.S. processed foods. "Expanding access to the Panamanian market and increasing our two-way trade will strengthen our economic ties and promote increased stability in the Western Hemisphere. I look forward to working with U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and the U.S. Congress to secure passage of this important agreement," Johanns added.
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Great Pizza at the City Grill

Food & Drink From Steve Heintz - The Best Pizza in Panama City is at a little known restaurant called The CITY GRILL! This is the Pizza that Americans are used to; a base of home made dough, tomato sauce, covered with mozzeralla and your choice of toppings. Mike even throws it up in the air to get it to the right size. The CITY GRILL is chef owned by Mike Tarrantino an Italian-American from the USA. Mike makes his own dough, from scratch, his own tomato sauce, Italian sausage and meatballs. He has all kinds of Pizza plus spaghetti and meatballs New Jersey style. He does great Chicken Parmagiana and all the other Italian American favorites. His prices are low and all the waitressess speak English! How to find it: Right off of Via Espana, next to the Hotel Continental there is a one way street that leads away from Via Espana. That's the street and City Grill is almost to the end on the left hand side. It is catty corner across the street from Jimmy's Parrillada whose sign you can see from Via Espana. If you're driving on Via Espana, toward Via Veneto, get in the left lane and take the first left past Rey Super Mercado and CITY GRILL is on the left. An extra added bonus is National beer is $1.00 a bottle. The best price in town! This is just one more of those positive things about Panama. It is the best Pizza I've had here!
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New York Bagel Store in El Cangrejo, Panama City

Food & Drink Relay from a post by Dave on AIP: The new store is located on Ave. Arturo Motta in El Cangrejo off of Via Argentina at the Subway corner and in front of the statue of Einstein's head. Stop in and meet John who has done a class job with his bagel and coffee restaurant. Have a bottomless cup (hey, those cups are soup bowls!) of one of his several varieties of coffee, Americano style, for $1 and enjoy a delicious bagel with the works, or a bagel sandwich and soft drink (prices vary, but all very reasonable). Relax in one of his two conversation pits or at one of his tables. He'll put a bowl of water out for your dog.
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El Rincon Aleman - Just In Time for the World Cup

Food & Drink Chef Willy Diggelmann presents his 5 Restaurants in Panama: the 1985 with French cuisine, the Rincon Suizo with Swiss Specialties, the Caffè Pomodoro with Italian Dishes, The Wine Bar with its extensive selection of wine and gourmet choices, and the recently opened The Wine Bar - Amador, where you can enjoy selections from a world-class wine list and spectacular views of Panama City's skyline. Willy's newest restaruant, just in time for the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany is the Rincon Aleman, serving the best of German cuisine.
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Panamanian specialty coffee smashes world price record

Food & Drink Geishas are famous for being shy and retiring, but in Panama they are breaking world records and even putting Brazilian beauties in the shade. A Panamanian specialty coffee, a rare variety of the geisha plant strain, sold for a record-breaking $50.25 (U.S.) a pound in an on-line auction hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America late Tuesday. At over 50 times the price of standard beans, the geisha beat the previous on-line record price of $49.75 a pound, held by a Brazilian bean. Specialty coffee auctions gained popularity after a global slump, when prices paid on the benchmark New York "C" contract didn't cover production costs and many farmers focused on higher-quality beans for gourmet consumers that could sell at a premium price. Daniel Price Peterson, head of Panama's Specialty Coffee Association, produced the winning lot. His geisha ripened in the shade of old guava trees at 1,600 metres above sea level at a farm in the western highlands of Panama. Mr. Price Peterson told Reuters he was in shock at the price his beans had fetched. "I'm absolutely walking on air today," he said yesterday.
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Mostaza - Fine Dining in Casco Viejo

Food & Drink There are a few really great restaurants in Panama and Mostaza is clearly one of the best in the city. The restaurant opened in 2002 with the desire to provide visitors with the possibility of enjoying fine dining while surrounded by history. Mostaza is located in Casco Viejo at the intersection of Ave. A and 3rd Street, across the street from the ruins of the old Santo Domingo convent and the site of Panama's famous "flat arch" and is a natural best selection for anyone visiting the Casco Viejo area. Patrons choose from a varied menu of grilled meats, pastas, selected seafood and house specialties, all made with superb attention to detail and the finest ingredients personally selected by your host chef Jose Forestiero. A favorite of visiting diplomats and executives, Mostaza offers an exceptional dining experience at a moderate price, and guests can choose to dine at outside tables or inside the dining rooms of the award-winning historically restored building. Telephone numbers for the restaurant are 228-3341 and 228-8775.
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Banana drama - Fungus Could Threaten Worldwide

Food & Drink Only lottery tickets and petrol outsell Britain's favourite fruit - and now a deadly fungus is threatening its existence. Science editor Robin McKie reports on a natural disaster that could change our eating habits, wipe out eco-systems and end a worldwide industry. It is living proof of God's benevolence, say Christians. Convenient for handling and biting, it has a tab for wrapper-removal, a pleasing taste and an obvious sell-by-date mechanism - its skin turns black. Celestial confection-making at its best. And to judge by supermarket figures, this love of the banana is shared by millions. Sales of the fruit have recently reached all-time highs. More than 95 per cent of UK households buy bananas every week. Only lottery tickets and petrol sales outstrip them. Bananas are us, it seems. The trouble is that this popularity is under threat. According to reports by biologists, the banana could be heading down the road to extinction. Or, to be more precise, the Cavendish - the variety sold in shops throughout Britain - may be en route to oblivion.
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New Food Safety Authority Created

Food & DrinkThe primary agricultural unions of the country turned their backs on the National Government and questioned yesterday the presentation of the technical regulation that will establish the legal foundation for and create the new Panamanian Authority of Food Security. "We are not going to participate in the show that the government is putting on with this improvised law", said Sergio Anguizola, president of the National Union of Farming Producers. The new institution was created earlier this year through a Presidential Decree Law 11, when the National Assembly was ajourned and the executive branch was given powers to govern by decree. The law has also been rejected by agronomists who attended the act, and they made it clear they did not intend to participate in the consultative process with the new institution until many of their concerns surrounding the organization are clarified. Juan de Dios Cedeño, President of the College of Agricultural Engineers, said that the event was announced lat on Monday and the way it was done seemed to be "very suspicious" to him.
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