My fond memories of growing up in Panama

*Featured family photos: sister, niece, daughter 

A Dream Deferred...

This is my dream to open my own restaurant, Taste of Panama Bar & Grill. However, I experienced two family tragedies back to back so I made the painful decision to put it on the back burner.

It's been ten years and I'm not sure if it will ever happen because when my daughter was railroaded in court with lies I was consumed with grief.  I spent the next 10 years in search of answers that led me to legal research and I started an organization for social justice advocacy. It is IRON Sharpens IRON Council, which I operated under the stage name Anne Smith to protect my daughter.

This is my vision for Taste of Panama Bar & Grill (formerly Papito's Place)

* Update: since the making of this video I've become a vegetarian/vegan so I'm not entirely sure how to make this happen as a vegetarian restaurant now...stay tuned!