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NTE NTS EDITOR/PUBLISER/SALES Hannah Griek DISEÑO GRAFICO WEBSITE & FOTOGRAFIA ABIERTO DESIGN Emiliano Gatica, Bárbara Salvi COLABORADORES Rachel Tanner, Chris Fulcher, Bárbara Salvi Irving Cruz Javariz (Beby), Andy Klein,

CULTURE 08 Comunidad Cambios Positivos TASTE 14 Restaurant Profile: Palmas Cafe 16 Guias de Restaurantes y Barras 18 Mixology, Margaritas at Red Trees SPORTS 27 Burning Calories . ARTBEAT 12 Irving Cruz 24 Ladove 38 Patrick Mc Grath

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La Isla Reader Magazine es propiedad de Hannah S. Griek Idea original Patentada. P.O. BOX 6069 Aguadilla, 00604 PUERTO RICO Para la reproduccion total y/o parcial del material publicado en esta revista por favor de solicitar una autorizacion por correo electronico con la Editorial para ser aprovada. Todos los derechos estan reservados. El contenido de los avisos publicitarios al igual que las notas de nuestros colaboradores solo representan la opinion de sus autores y/o representantes. | 06

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SPECIALTIES Kan Kan Pork Chops with mamposteao rice or trifongo Shrimp Stuffed Dorado or Grouper Grilled Lobster tail Chicken Stuffed with Shrimp in a guava sauce served in a plantain basket with mamposteao ric

Restaurant Sport Bar & Grill

Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 12 pm

Friday to Saturday 11 am to 2 am

Rd. 466 Km 6.4 Jobos, Isabela // Tel. (787) 969-9810 // Facebook: Karambola Sport Bar & Grill

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300 LOUNGE, Aguadilla NEW MENU!! Serving Tantalizing Appetizers, Gourmet Burgers, Wraps and more. Craft beers, Wine and Premium Cocktails in a lounge setting. Daily specials and Happy Hours! Sunday-Thursday (domingo-jueves) 3pm-12pm Friday viernes) 3pm-2am Saturday (sábados) 9am-2am Located across from the Aguadilla Airport (ubicados frente al Terminal del Aeropuerto) Base Ramey Tel. 787-240-4529

BRISAS DEL ATLANTICO, Aguadilla Buffet everyday featuring delicious typcial Puerto Rican food. Specializing in seafood, steaks and mofongo. Buffet criollo todos los dias. Espcialidades en mariscos, carnes y mofongo. Se renta para actividades. Open Daily. Abierto Todos los dias. Carr 110 Km 7.4 Aguadilla Tel. 787.890.1441

CAFÉ AROMA, Aguadilla Come and enjoy our gourmet expresso or tea with delicious fresh baked goods savory and sweet…quiches, cakes, cookies, pastries and pies. Serving breakfast and light fare lunches including sandwiches and salads. New Sunday brunch from 11am-2pm Closed Monday Carr. 110 (al lado de JD’s Teatro Cafe) Aguadilla, PR (939) 202-5305 |

COCINA CREATIVA, Aguadilla Featuring fresh baked breads,soups and sandwiches, lite lunches & weekly specials. Utilizing fresh local & organic ingredients we bring you an alternative to the usual. Open Monday-Friday 11 am - 4pm Now serving dinner from Tues to Friday 5:30 to 9:30 (new menu) Tel. 787-890-1861 Carr. 110 km 9.8 Auadilla PR (Gate 5 Plaza next to Econo Suoermarket)

COCO LOCO, Playa Jobos, Isabela Come experience the tropics… toes in the sand, coconut in hand... Serving ice cold coconut water to hydrate and replenish. Or add some rum, whiskey or scotch for a classic Puerto Rican drink while watching the waves crash over Jobos rock. Parking @ Los Almendros Rest. or just walk up from the beach.

DANTES CAFE, Isabela Tu nuevo lugar en Isabela para degustra de un buen café. Ven y disfruta de: Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, “frozen coffee” y “iced coffee”, variedad de refrescos, batidas y smoothies, postres, wraps y pannini’s. Lunes: 9:00am- 5:00pm Martes a Sábados: 9:00am-9:00pm Domingo: 3:00pm-9:00pm Carr. #2 Km 110.1 (marginal frente a Sears) Tel. 939-639-7331 see AD page 20 Playa Jobos, Isabela 787.473.1573 | 15

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DAS ALPEN Café, Rincón Regional food from Germany, Austria, and Northern Italy. Traditional classics: sauerbraten, rouladen, dumplings, schnitzel and red cabbage, fresh bratwurst and Italian sausage made in house. Fresh pasta made daily like pumpkin and Tagliatelli. Desserts are all homemade. Wine, microbrewery draft beer and full bar available. There is good parking one block away in the municipal parking lot. Hours: Please call for winter hours. (787) 233-8009.

DESECHEO, Aguadilla A casual-elegant restaurant with innovative creations at its bar. Its creative creole cuisine serves flavors from the sea and the mountain. Ingredients of excellent quality,  homemade recipes, affordable prices, and welcoming environment makes Desecheo an attractive restaurant with the most exquisite alternatives in the area.  Open daily from 11:00 a.m. Road 107 k.m 2.9 Aguadilla, PR/ Phone 787-891-0600.

EL CAREY CAFÉ, Isabela We Have Pancakes, French Toast, Omelettes, Breakfast Pockets (Burritos), Homemade Burgers & Fresh Cut Fries, Dominican Mangu On Weekends, Seafood dishes including Pulpo (Octopus) Salad, Salads, Tropical Rice & Bean Bowls, Vegetarian Options, Fresh Juices, Acai Smoothies w/ Homemade Granola, 100% Natural Fresh Fruit Smoothies and More. In A Hurry? Call Your Order In Ahead Of Time! Breakfast seved all day! Wi-Fi Thursday, Friday, Monday- 8am-3:30pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays (Schedule Subject To Chage, see AD page 23 See Facebook Group For Changes) Carr. 4466 K. 5.2 Barrio Bajuras, Jobos Beach Tel. 954.354.5354

EL SIÓN, Aguadilla Typical Peruvian Cuisine. Ceviche, Papa Huancaina, Purple Corn Juice and other natural fruit juices. Shaded out door skating in a tropical ambiance. Open Monday-Friday 10:30-3:00pm Belt Rd. (Just after Ramey Shopping Center, Across from CORA University)

ICONS ESPRESSO Bar, Aguadilla Rock N’  Roll  infused  espressos.  Italian  quality  espressos  and  coffee  drinks.  Authentic   panini, bagels, english muffins. More than 15 coffe drinks served as a chilly cold smoothie  or hot and a delightful variety of cakes and desserts. Plus awesome music missing nowadays on most places. Carr. 110 km 8.9 Edificio Maleza Express Pharmacy right after One Ten Thai          Email: Facebook:

LA ANA DE COFRESI, Villa Cofresi, Rincón Specializing in the true and best ANGUS beef in the area, fresh local fish, jumbo shrimp and Puertorrican delicacies. Outdoor/Indoor seating. Banquet Hall available for special events. Check out our Beach Bar just steps from the ocean where you can enjoy the best sunsets in Rincón while enjoying the Pirate Special, our house drink, served in a coconut. Open daily Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm & Sat -Sun 12pm-10pm Breakfast served from 8am-11am Rd. 115 Km 12.0 Rincón Tel. 787-823-2450 | 16

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OCEAN FRONT, Playa Jobos, Isabela Creative Caribbean exotic cuisine. Seafood and Steaks with unique and fresh ingredients. Sit on the edge of the Ocean surrounded by the seductive tropical sounds and waves crashing. Guaranteed to exceed your expectations. Live music Fridays and Saturdays on our Ocean Deck. Carr. 4466 Bo. Bajuras Sector Playa Jobos, Isabela Tel. 787.872.3339

EL ANZUELO, Villa Pezquera, Isabela Fresh & healthy food, low prices. Lunch specials everyday. International cuisine. Fresh fish & seafood, pastas, burgers, salads, wraps, steak, soups, desserts. Enjoy our fresh fruits selections for smoothies and natural juices. Piña colada, Hard/Soft drinks, wine, beers & shots. Bodyboarding & Surfing photo gallery. Beach front, family atmosphere. Tuesday - Sunday 11am @ 10pm Carr. 466 Sect. Villa Pesquera, Isabela 787-688-1673 o 787-402-7250

OLA LOLA’S, Isabela / Aguadilla Fabulous food and drink in a totally laid-back beach atmosphere: Amazing burgers (choice of 27 different toppings), grilled gourmet chicken sandwiches, our exclusive Signature Dips, a wide selection of craft and other beers, world-famous rum punch, sangria and piña coladas. Open Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon: 3:00-9:00pm Tel: 787-872-1230 Playa Shacks, Isabela, near Villa Montana and Villa Tropical. see AD page 23

ONE TEN THAI, Aguadilla Southeast-asian inspired food using authentic flavors and fresh ingredients. Microbrews on tap and in bottles. Our Beerstro is now open- specializing in craft beers, fine wines & tapas. Sunday Happy Hour on draught beers! Wednesday through Sunday 5pm til 10pm. **Limited seating; Groups of 15 or more please call to make special arrangement.**

Carr. 110, km 9.2 (next to Country Pizza)

see AD page 23 Tel. 787.890.0113

ROSALINDA’S, Aguadilla Comida mexicana, Happy Hours, Margaritas, Cerveza y Mucha Diversión. ¡Ya abierto para el almuerzo! Tel. 787-890-1055 Carr 110 k 9.4 Salida del Gate 5, Base Ramey

Miércoles 5pm Jueves 11am 5pm Viernes 11am 5pm Sabado 5pm 1pm -

10pm 2pm 10pm 2pm 10:30pm 10:30pm 9pm

RUM SHACK POOLSIDE, Rincón EAT * DRINK * SWIM $2 Rum & Gun Drinks ALL SUMMER! EVERY WEDNESDAY 6-10pm $5 Burger & Grilled Chicken Sandwiches served with fries. located lower level of the Lazy Parrot Inn 787.823.0103 Route 413, Barrio Puntas, Rincon, PR

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BOCA LOCA, Aguadilla Moderno y novedoso, así es Boca Loca. La única alternativa que presenta lo mejor de la cocina latinoamericana en un solo lugar. Obtén una experiencia culinaria única con platos tradicionales de Colombia, Perú, Dominicana, Argentina, Brasil, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Argentina y Méjico entre otros, con sabores que rápidamente adaptarán a tu paladar. Boca Loca Calle Stahl 57 frente al rompeolas Aguadilla Pueblo, Aguadilla PR 00603 Domingo a jueves 11:30 am a 10:00 pm, viernes y sábado 11:30 am a 11:00 pm. see AD page 11 787-891-7474

RED TREE Bar and Grill, Aguada Daily special! Innovating americanized fare: quesadillas, nachos, tacos, wings, shrimp, steaks, chicken and fish. We offer over 25 different homemade hamburgers for all appetites, 8 oz or a lb. of meat (Alf Burger or Dr. Heart Attack). Great cocktails and 15 different margaritas, mojitos, Tom Collins and all kinds of shots. Monday Closed Tuesday - Thursday (Bar) 12pm-12am (Kitchen) 12pm-10:30pm Friday & Saturday (Bar) 12pm-2am (Kitchen) 12pm-12am see AD page 13 Sunday (Bar) 1:30pm-12am (Kitchen) 1:30pm-10:30pm Ave. Nativo Alers Aguada, PR (next to Auto Zone) Tel 787.589.7155Route 413, Barrio Puntas, Rincon

NOVECENTO, Aguadilla Ahora renovado Novecento te presenta la que es catalogada como la mejor pizza de Aguadilla. Además auténticos platos principales de la cocina Italiana. En nuestro bar, las noches del fin de semana sube el beat de la música y se convierte en punto de encuentro de gente chic que va en busca de pasarla bien. Novecento Calle Stahl 61 frente al rompeolas Aguadilla Pueblo, Aguadilla PR 00603 Domingo a jueves 11:00 am a 10:00 pm, viernes y sábado 11:00 am a 2:00 am. 787-891-7475

PALMAS CAFE, Aguadilla Serving International cuisine using the freshest of ingredients. Full Pasta menu, great homemade burger and Fish sandwich. Selection of Beers and Wine available. Open Tuesday thru Thursday for Lunch 11:AM to 3:30, Friday and Saturday 11:AM to 8:PM Rd. 110 Km.7.3 Int. Intersection 466 (At the blinking light) PH.787.890.4433 “Free Wi-Fi” and

THE COFFEE SPOT, Aguadilla Ambientes modernos, tu lugar preferido para reuniones de negocios. Panini – Bagels – Wraps – Frozen Drinks – Café Gourmet – Sopas Repostería Fina. Horarios: Lunes a Viernes de 8 am a 9 pm Sábados: 6 pm a 12 pm Domingos: 12 pm a 9 pm

see AD page 11

THE RESTAURANT AT LA CASA, Isabela Open from Wednesday to Saturday nights by reservation only Reserve today: 787.609.5888 / 855.609.5888 Bo. Guayabo Road 113 Isabela, PR 00662

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...En dos horas de cardio se queman entre 900 a 1500 calorias

BIOGRAFIA Nacido en Aguada, Puerto Rico Sigung Jorge Soto comienza la práctica en las artes marciales en el Arte de Kajukenbo para el año 1987 bajo la ensenanza de

Profesor Sixto Mendez. En el año 1993 comienza a ofrecer clases de Kajukenbo en la Universidad de Puerto Rico ubicada en Ramey Base en Aguadilla. En 1998 comenzo la practica

del estilo Yang de Tai Chi. Desde 1991 ha asistido como Instructor a diferentes seminarios ofrecidos por la KSDI, organización creada

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The best place to watch world class surfing, whales and beautiful sunsets on the west coast. Caribbean style grill and tropical bar. “Sunset” Happy Hour daily from 5-7. Live music and dancing. Shop at Caribbean Casuals for imported clothing, swimwear, and accessories. Hotwavz Surf shop has local surf art and t-shirts, surfboards and boogie board. Carr. 4413 Road to the lighthouse, Maria’s Beach, Rincon, 787.823.1626 | 28

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...Aprenderás movimientos y técnicas que le brindaran a tu cuerpo la salud y ... Una perspectiva innovadora de acondicionamiento físico y defensa personal Todos de alguna manera deseamos mejorar o mantener nuestro aspecto físico y nuestra salud mental y emocional. Desde tonificar músculos, bajar de peso, hasta descargar el “stress” de las tareas diarias en el hogar y el trabajo. Te presento una alternativa innovadora de alcanzar estos objetivos con ejercicios cardiovasculares enfocados en la defensa personal. Aprenderás movimientos y técnicas que le brindaran a tu cuerpo la salud y la apariencia que deseas. La Kajukenbo Training Academy, esta ubicada en Aguadilla PR y te provee excelentes facilidades y más de 25 años de experiencia en Acondicionamiento Físico y Defensa Personal. Para horarios e información:

...por “Sijo Adriano D. Emperado “Fundador del Kajukenbo” Estos seminarios han permitido compartir su conocimiento en lugares del mundo tales como Texas, Hawaii, California, New México y Las Vegas entre otros paises. Para el 2006 comienza a practicar “FCS” Filipino Combat System. Actualmente posee el rango de Séptimo Dan en Kajukenbo bajo la organización Original del Systema de Kajukenbo ( KSDI ) y dirige la Puerto Rico Kajukenbo Self Defense Instutute en Puerto Rico. Su escuela ( Kajukenbo Training Academy) esta ubicada en Aguadilla donde ofrece las siguientes clases: Kajukenbo Self DefenseAdultos y Niños Combat Workout- Acondicionamiento Fisico Extremo enfocado en Defensa Personal

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Jorge Soto (Instructor y entrenador)

787-319-5816 ..................................................

An innovative perspective for fitness and self defense… We all want to improve or maintain our appearance as well as our mental and emotional health. From toning muscles and weight lose to relieving stress from our daily lives whether it be from home or at work. I would like to suggest an innovative alternative to reaching these goals by focusing on cardiovascular exercises through personal defense. You will learn movements and techniques that will help your body stay healthy and looking its best. The Kajukenbo Training Academy, located in Agaudilla, provides just this. The facilities are excellent and staff has over 25 years of expericnce in fitness and self defense. For hours of operation and more information please contact: Jorge Soto (Instructor and Trainer) 787-319-5816

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