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Living in Paradise: Food & Fine Dining in Puerto Vallarta
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June 2, 2011
You're watching 'Living in Paradise' the show that looks at all the interesting people, places, and events that the greater Bay of Banderas area has to offer.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - In this edition of Living in Paradise, we stop by the Old Town Farmers' Market, which wraps-up its second season on June 4th, and visit with Puerto Vallarta food critic Gary R. Beck as he enjoyed the special Restaurant Week 2011 menu at El Dorado Restaurant Bar and Beach Club.

Recently, we talked with the founder of Puerto Vallarta's Old Town Farmers' Market, Charlotte Semple, who told us that the Market's primary objective is to provide a place where local entrepreneurs can market their products directly to the public.

For a product to be approved for sale at the market, a vendor must make it, bake it or grow it locally. No reselling of products is allowed. With little capital investment vendors have an opportunity to test their ideas on the public, and a number of vendors have gone on to create successful storefronts in Vallarta.

On Saturday, June 4, the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmer's Market will finish an incredibly successful second season, so be sure and stop by from 10 am to 2 pm to stock up before it closes for the summer. The Market will reopen on the first Saturday in November.

Next, we stopped by El Dorado Restaurant, Bar and Beach Club on Puerto Vallarta's famous Playa de Los Muertos and talked with local foodie, Gary R. Beck, as he enjoyed the special 3-course menu El Dorado served for Restaurant Week 2011. (Click HERE to read Gary's Review.)

Before moving to Puerto Vallarta, Gary worked as a food server and wine buyer in the San Francisco area for 20+ years. He now authors the popular PV Restaurant Guide, "Beck's Best," which includes reviews of restaurants all over the entire Bahía de Banderas area - from San Pancho to Yelapa - and is available for purchase online at and

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Living in Paradise, a video series that highlights all of the interesting people, places, and events that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, is sponsored by El Dorado Restaurant, Bar and Beach Club on Puerto Vallarta's famous Playa de Los Muertos. For more information, click HERE. To make your reservations, visit or call (322) 222-4124.

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