Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
is known for the variety of quality restaurants and food selections. We stumbled
upon Mezzaluna Italian Ristorante on one of our
through the streets of the city, and decided to take advantage of their
daily lunch special.
Mezzaluna is known for its
wood fired, thin crust pizzas. Real mozzarella is used instead of imitation and
the word on the street is that it's the best pizza in town.
If pizza is not your thing,
the menu also offers pastas, chicken and meat dishes too.
Menu of the day
This was a great deal.
For 120Pesos, or about
$6.50US at the time, the daily menu gives you a glass of wine or a beer, Aztec
soup, a fresh salad, your choice of ribs in green sauce or a country plate, and
a cup of terrific mountain grown, Oaxacan coffee.
We were captivated and
eagerly went inside.
Our waiter, our table,
our view of the street
Both of us ordered the
daily special with the pork ribs, and our waiter arrived promptly with our glass
of red wine.
As we enjoyed our meal, we
were able to people watch and delight in the action on the street.
Beautifully presented and
delicious in flavor, we slurped on our Aztec soup with mild cheese, slice of
avocado, a piece of chicharone and fresh corn chips.
Fresh garden salad
The salad consisted of a
variety of lettuces and greens, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. Dressing was a
mild but delectable vinaigrette.
Pork ribs in a sea of
salsa verde (not too spicy) with a squash blossom flower in a rolled leek
was our main course.
The chef has an artistic
Everything in our meal was
included and for $13USD plus tip for the two of us, we had such a tasty lunch.
Mezzaluna is a corner
The downstairs restaurant
was breezy and comfortable. Seating for about 15 customers is available here,
but what is a favorite with Mezzaluna's clientele is their rooftop deck.
From here you have a
full 360 degree view of the street below and all of the activity. Watch the sun
set and the moon rise here while eating a delicious meal.
If you visit Oaxaca city,
most certainly make a stop and have a cocktail, glass of wine and enjoy a plate
of Italian delight.
Calle Ignacio Allende
No.113, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico Phone: +52 951 516 8195 Hours: Open
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About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on
topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of
information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since
1991. They wrote the popular books, The
Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your
Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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