Every family has those easy meals they can throw together in a few minutes after a long day. Cuban-American families are no different and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have some low-key love for arroz con huevos (fried eggs with runny yolks and rice) or tortilla (actually a tortilla española which is a thick… Read More The Croqueta Diaries: which frozen brand croqueta is best?
For a guy who writes a lot about Cuban cuisine, I did not grow up loving it. I’m a first generation Cuban American but I grew up loving spaghetti and my mom’s meatloaf a lot more than her Cuban picadillo (a ground beef dish that’s often mixed with potatoes or other vegetables), fricase de pollo… Read More Making the Abuela Special: Cuban bistec de palomilla (thin pan seared steak with onions)
Star Wars: Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker put me in a catatonic funk for months. The ocean stopped being blue, music no longer moved me, and cheeseburgers across the land all lost their comforting properties. It’s like that feeling you have when you launch a big project you dedicated years of your life to… Read More 3 management lessons to help you avoid crushing souls like the Star Wars sequel trilogy did
“We got two categories of pilots around here,” said Florence “Pancho” Barnes; aviator, bad ass, and feisty proprietor of the Happy Bottom Riding Club. “We got your prime pilots, that get all the hot planes, and we got your pudknockers who dream about getting the hot planes. Now what are you two pudknockers gonna have,… Read More Buying your first luxury watch when you’re a pudknocker
There once was a restaurant in South Miami called Casa Lario’s. It was tucked away a block off the walkable main stretch of Sunset Drive, across US1, that is the epicenter of South Miami dining and entertainment. Casa Lario’s was my favorite Cuban restaurant and then, one morning around six or seven years ago, it… Read More The Croqueta Diaries: CasaCuba