The Cuban Sandwich Blog

"Miamians think they invented everything Cuban. When Miami was hardly a gleam in an alligator’s eye, [Tampa] had a thriving community in Ybor."
- Andy Huse, University of South Florida librarian and Cuban Sandwich scholar, “Esquire: The ‘true home’ of the Cuban sandwich is Miami”

"Miamians think they invented everything Cuban. When Miami was hardly a gleam in an alligator’s eye, [Tampa] had a thriving community in Ybor."

- Andy Huse, University of South Florida librarian and Cuban Sandwich scholar, “Esquire: The ‘true home’ of the Cuban sandwich is Miami

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.