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
There is nothing subtle about Warrior. Throats get ripped out of necks with smiles and the sex is savage and devoid of romance. The characters spit racial slurs with a banal viciousness that only reminds you of those times you heard the same words and phrases and did nothing or politely slinked away to another… Read More Watch Warrior and get angry with me
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)