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The Ambassadorial Sandwich
“Restaurant owner brings Cuban heritage to Cedar Rapids" by R’becca Groff:

Lost Cuban restaurant owner Jess Streit missed the foods of his Cuban heritage after moving to Iowa with his girlfriend a few years back.
“It wasn’t until after I’d moved here that I realized I couldn’t go out and get a good Cuban sandwich or Cuban bread anywhere,” he said.
He even had his mother send care packages filled with Cuban brean from Florida since he couldn’t find any in the city. He thought about it and realized there was only one thing to do.
“So I decided I was going to open up a Cuban Restaurant and call it the Lost Cuban because I didn’t know why I was here in Iowa,” he said.

The Ambassadorial Sandwich

Restaurant owner brings Cuban heritage to Cedar Rapids" by R’becca Groff:

Lost Cuban restaurant owner Jess Streit missed the foods of his Cuban heritage after moving to Iowa with his girlfriend a few years back.

“It wasn’t until after I’d moved here that I realized I couldn’t go out and get a good Cuban sandwich or Cuban bread anywhere,” he said.

He even had his mother send care packages filled with Cuban brean from Florida since he couldn’t find any in the city. He thought about it and realized there was only one thing to do.

“So I decided I was going to open up a Cuban Restaurant and call it the Lost Cuban because I didn’t know why I was here in Iowa,” he said.




Halfway to Heaven
1/2 Cuban sandwich
Lonnie’s Sandwiches, Etc.
Tampa, Fla.

Halfway to Heaven

1/2 Cuban sandwich

Lonnie’s Sandwiches, Etc.

Tampa, Fla.

i-am-darkchef:

Pressed Cuban Sandwiches | Miami, FL


Pressing makes everything better.

i-am-darkchef:

Pressed Cuban Sandwiches | Miami, FL

Pressing makes everything better.

(via pretty-damn-tasty-deactivated20)

Variations On A Theme
Cubano with lettuce and tomato
Seabreeze Trolley Cafe
Tampa, Fla.

Variations On A Theme

Cubano with lettuce and tomato

Seabreeze Trolley Cafe

Tampa, Fla.

luisitoloves:

I’m so sad. I was having a very realistic dream about making myself a delicious cuban sandwich. It was so realistic that when I woke up I was shocked not to be holding the sandwich, and when I walked into the kitchen I almost expected it to be on the counter.

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Sad. Sad. Sad.

Art of the Cuban
Norma’s Ybor City Cuban Sandwich Shop
Plant City, Fla.

Art of the Cuban

Norma’s Ybor City Cuban Sandwich Shop

Plant City, Fla.

Descendants Of The King
Cuban Salad
Zudar’s Deli, Catering & Bakery

Tampa, Fla.

Descendants Of The King

Cuban Salad

Zudar’s Deli, Catering & Bakery


Tampa, Fla.

droolius:

The “Cuban” w/ pork, turkey, ham, pepper jack cheese, mojo & plantain chips may not be a traditional Cuban Sandwich but it’s a really GREAT sandwich @ McCoy’s Bar & Grill inside Hyatt Regency #MCO #Orlando #airport (at McCoy’s Bar & Grill)


It’s a beautiful thing.

droolius:

The “Cuban” w/ pork, turkey, ham, pepper jack cheese, mojo & plantain chips may not be a traditional Cuban Sandwich but it’s a really GREAT sandwich @ McCoy’s Bar & Grill inside Hyatt Regency #MCO #Orlando #airport (at McCoy’s Bar & Grill)

It’s a beautiful thing.

Speaking of Cubans
Scott Reitz in the Dallas Observer:

The world’s best sandwiches in order of deliciousness. I’d have already done it but I can’t figure out how to take the provincial nature of sandwich love into account across an entire globe’s worth of sandwiches. Ask someone in Philadelphia what the greatest sandwich in the history of sandwiches is and they’ll tell you cheesesteak every time. A lifetime’s worth of Cheez Whiz has clogged their judgment.

Scoring mechanics aside, I know the Cuban comes out somewhere near the top of my fictional sandwich mountain. With warm melted cheese, two kinds of pork, pickles for a nice acidic bite backed up with mustard and crunchy bread, it’s got everything a good sandwich needs. It’s in the top 10, easy.

Speaking of Cubans

Scott Reitz in the Dallas Observer:

The world’s best sandwiches in order of deliciousness. I’d have already done it but I can’t figure out how to take the provincial nature of sandwich love into account across an entire globe’s worth of sandwiches. Ask someone in Philadelphia what the greatest sandwich in the history of sandwiches is and they’ll tell you cheesesteak every time. A lifetime’s worth of Cheez Whiz has clogged their judgment.

Scoring mechanics aside, I know the Cuban comes out somewhere near the top of my fictional sandwich mountain. With warm melted cheese, two kinds of pork, pickles for a nice acidic bite backed up with mustard and crunchy bread, it’s got everything a good sandwich needs. It’s in the top 10, easy.