Kikoriko, Aruba

  • Kikoriko recently opened in Aruba, DWI. This is a rotisserie chicken joint, a food I really enjoy.
Rikoriko chicken joint in Aruba, DWI.

Rikoriko chicken joint in Aruba, DWI.

The place operates on a simple system. You step up to the counter, order your platter than wait a few minutes while they make it up for you. Dining is eat in, or take out. I decdied to eat in, and got a half chicken platter with a few sides that you see below:

Half chicken platter at Rikoriko in Aruba, DWI.

Half chicken platter at Rikoriko in Aruba, DWI.

That was a tasty meal with local variations on the sides. In Aruba, you’ll find most local places serve double starch. So, you get potatoes and rice. Good for carb loading if you have some major activity planned. The meal was generally tasty. The price was right. Give this place a try. Easy to find on the main road heading toward Santa Cruz.

Scott’s Brats, Aruba, iPhone video

We’re making a quick visit to Scott’s Brats on Aruba’s Palm Beach. This joint will serve up some comfort food that will keep you going all day. Check out the iPhone vid:

Enjoy the bratwurst and the view, which is hard to beat in this part of the Caribbean. Prices are good, too. And if you like the Green Bay Packers, you’ll have lots to talk about. Bon dia.

The Wrecking Crew, documentary

There’s an interesting documentary called The Wrecking Crew that I just watched. It features the many session musicians who played on many hit songs from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Revealing and fascinating, these studio “session players” brought their many and powerful talents to songs we’ve all heard and love. Producers relied on them to crank out the hits, bringing a depth to songs that might otherwise have languished. Their input helped many acts reach the top of the charts, all the while, these people were mostly left uncredited. Sadly, that’s how the business worked back then. Nonetheless, their talent lives on as these songs are still popular in various venues from the movies to nostalgia events.

If you’re looking for something to watch, I highly recommend The Wrecking Crew. You’ll meet the people behind the sound and appreciate what they did.

Published in: on June 26, 2015 at 11:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Anchor Memorial, Aruba, video

On the southern end of Aruba, DWI, stands a giant ship anchor as a memorial to all the mariners lost at sea. It was updated to include Charles Brouns, Jr. of the eponymous Charlie’s Bar, who was instrumental in having the anchor erected at this spot.

Sadly, Charlie passed away in September of 2004. RIP.

Published in: on June 25, 2015 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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