Babe’s Meat & Counter, located south on US1 in the Palmetto Bay neighborhood of Miami, has been a not-so-secret neighborhood treasure almost since it opened in 2018. While it is a full service butcher shop with fresh cuts of meat, sausages, and deli goods, their fame grew because of their sandwiches; more specifically Babe’s Burger,… Read More The Croqueta Diaries: Babe’s Meat & Counter
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
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?
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
Miami’s greatest asset is its Cuban coffee ventanitas and the best snack to accompany your coffee is the humble Cuban-style croqueta. I can’t have a cafecito without one and you shouldn’t either. There are good, bad, and acceptable versions of croquetas all over South Florida but life is too fleeting a venture to have bad… Read More The Croqueta Diaries: Sergio’s