It’s easy to feel out of place in some restaurants in Miami. It’s a town with too many trendy neighborhoods and an evolving roster of chic restaurants vying for the attention of celebrities, the upscale youth flush with tech money, and the pretenders upholding an Instagram lifestyle they can’t afford. Luckily, Sanguich, with its cheeky… Read More The Croqueta Diaries: Sanguich
The Cuban sandwich isn’t a miracle of flavor and texture. It’s hearing a Taylor Swift song that makes you sob into your T-shirt as you mumble, “she knows me, she knows me,” as you play it over and over in fits of ecstasy and memory. The Cuban sandwich was birthed from the calloused hands and… Read More I can’t abide by the Tampa Cuban sandwich
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)
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