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I Love You Cozumel & Guacamole

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by PartyStar, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. darook

    darook Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northwestern Wisconsin
    My sense is that the name "Thirsty Cougar" does not actually refer to a partially dehydrated feline predator.
  2. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Missouri
    Huh, I haven't heard that opinion often. I thought the food at LCBR was pretty good. Certainly not gourmet, but decently prepared, plenty of variety, and nicely spiced (not bland, like a lot of buffet food can be). Just another example of varied expectations from different folks. It's a wonderfully diverse world out there. [​IMG]
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  3. cvchief

    cvchief ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel & Pennsylvania
    The Cougar is an offshoot of Wet Wendy's so you know it has to be good.
  4. jbark

    jbark Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Michigan
    So I suppose you doubt that Wendy is Wet simply because she forgot her towel on the twilight dive???

  5. nodakdive

    nodakdive Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Dakota
    I've had really excellent steaks at La Terraza. (The old, spiral staircase Prima location.) It's basically just like Prima was before it moved. Oil and vinegar on the tables for the garlic bread, etc. Last trip, they made us appetizers and entrees that weren't even on the menu. (nothing crazy, but still... Caprese salads and Blue cheese fettucine alfredo with shrimp.)

    I'd also plug O'hana. I've never had a steak there or know if they have steak on the menu, but the food there was exceptional. Amazing Pizza. Amazing everything. We even liked the peanut butter tequila shots. And the owner, Matt, was extremely kind to let me use his cell phone. Can't get over that pizza.

    The list of places to get great food is long, but those two are on the "absolutely" list.
  6. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    Actually for a lot of tourist diving in benign conditions, you don't. Scuba is one of the outdoors activities open to chubby people, the elderly and a number of handicapped people (my one day diving in Cozumel there was a lady on the boat with a leg deformity of some sort diving with a specialized 'mono fin,' I guess you could call it, that went on both legs; I didn't notice it, but my wife told me about it later).

    That said, it's contingent upon conditions. Where you diving in rough conditions some people couldn't cope with? I wondered if you saw people who were severely obese, say 400 lbs+ or so, but 'baby bump' didn't sound like that. Actually sounded kind of ugly.

  7. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Marshall Islands and Westminster, Co
    My comment is total based on the OP's Title for this thread, "I Love You Cozumel & Guacamole"

    I just love Coz and I equally love Guac. On my last trip to Coz, however, I made "one" too many trips to the market at lunch time and ate the guacamole. The next three days I was hurting...this American just did not have the stomach, literally, to handle that day's guac. :crying:

    As far as the "beef" goes it probably was beef as horses have much more value alive than slaughtered. In the U.S. almost all of our cattle that we raise goes to feedlots to be "finished" or fattened up on special diets to make them tasty. These animals are then sold to restaurants...where the most profit is. In the 1990s when I was in Graduate School just about all of the beef that was sold in stores and food chains was imported from South America...it was cheaper and finished at a lower grade. In Mexico it is possible you ate local beef, thus cattle that were not finished with the high grade of specialized diets and feeds you are accustomed to in the U.S. So most likely it was beef you ate, just that it was roaming around the backyard yesterday. :grinbandit:
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    There are some truths that statement, but not all are. We actually have a surplus of horses in the US with many being shipped to Mexico for slaughter & consumption. There have been efforts to open hose slaughter houses in the US, claiming it'd be more humane to kill here than ship there for killing.

    Otherwise, there have been some beef imports from South America and some probably continue today, especially with the current US beef shortages after the recent Texas & southwest drought. There are closed feedlots & packing houses almost within sight of my house. Mostly, the variances of the quality of beef here then & now tho do depend on how the beef was finished as you suggested: the best quality in restaurants & groceries both then & now were finished in feedlots with grain based rations*, but some are not finished - old breeder cattle, old dairy cows, others straight from pasture during the great drought liquidation, etc. This is probably the case in Mexico as well to some extent, I don't know the details, but cheap beef is cheap beef wherever. Aging also helps improve quality of hung beef, but that's costly so some groceries have been advertising the false virtues of fresh beef.

    * Some of us are working to remove antibiotics from all livestock feed as well as more controls on hormones, but they produce more for less so it's not a popular movement.
  9. kerrycorcoran

    kerrycorcoran Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Nebraska
    Funny you ask about steak while in Cozumel. I just returned myself and while on the island I sent out the same request to Scubaboard. I opted to follow the advice of many and enjoyed the seafood as I can get the best steak when I am home - from my grill. :)
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  10. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Marshall Islands and Westminster, Co
    Thanks Dan for the report on horse slaughters. I sold all of my horses and cattle back in the early 90s and have just been out of touch with current livestock events. I remember hearing that some of the older horses were being sold to Europe (the French) from Nebraska...but this is the first I heard about exports to Mexico. So sad...my alias is in honor of my first horse...Oldbear. We sure did see a lot of the Rocky Mountain in Colorado and Wyoming. I sure do miss him.

    ---------- Post added December 4th, 2014 at 05:09 AM ----------

    Maybe Partystar did have equine steaks :hm:

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