Cuban Sandwich Thread

DNA's picture

I love a good ole Cubin Sandwich. Where the best place in the city to get one?

dan's picture

Puerto Sagua - however, the

Puerto Sagua - however, the city is Miami

roma258's picture

Is George responsible for

Is George responsible for the Cuban sandwich being placed on the JB's menu?

AM's picture

I never heard of a Cuban

I never heard of a Cuban sandwich until I starting reading the posts on here and then I had one at Johnny Brenda's - I fell in love !

holaolah's picture

To this day, my favorite

To this day, my favorite Cuban sandwich comes from The Deerpark in Newark, DE. I was stoked to finally see a Cubano on the menu at Johnny Brenda's, but it's not the Cuban that I know. I'll still get, don't get me wrong... it's just that it's always slightly different. I guess they're still working on their consistency between chefs.

dan's picture

holaolah wrote:To this day,

holaolah wrote:

To this day, my favorite Cuban sandwich comes from The Deerpark

The Deer Park!

Are you a UDEL alum?

I *loved* the Deer Park back in the 1980s when it was the biker/townie bar. My computer geek friends ("The Lab Rats") lived for half-priced nachos. I also loved when my friend's brother's band played there. I also had a group of friends and I who met there occasionally for "The Deer Park Theological Society".

On a side note, it was at the Deer Park on a half-priced Nacho night that I got to know Charlie Cohen (a friend's roommate), who would go on to be a serial killer:

http://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Son-Mike-Walsh/dp/0451404882

george's picture

roma258 wrote:Is George

roma258 wrote:

Is George responsible for the Cuban sandwich being placed on the JB's menu?

I think so but my pleas to at least cut them properly (DIAGONALLY) fell on deaf ears.

They need to be on real Cuban bread and toasted in a sandwich press, too, but I'm not picky.

george's picture

dan wrote:Puerto Sagua -

dan wrote:

Puerto Sagua - however, the city is Miami

Wow...you KNOW Puerto Sagua?? I'm impressed.

Get thee over to Islas Canarias next time you're down there. Trust me on this.

Lisa33's picture

My favorite Cuban sandwich

My favorite Cuban sandwich comes from Cibao Restaurant on the corner of Clinton and Rivington in NYC. And George, they do cut it diagonally. I also miss their chicken soup.

DNA's picture

I meant this city.

I meant this city.

dan's picture

george wrote:Wow...you KNOW

george wrote:

Wow...you KNOW Puerto Sagua?? I'm impressed.

Puerto Sagua is one of my favorite restaurants!
I can't think of another restaurant in that price range I enjoy more.

(I have to confess, however, that I'm not even sure if they actually make a Cuban Sandwich or not. I was making a joke. However, they make incredible Cuban food in general.)

memphistaproom's picture

I hear Local 44 has a great

I hear Local 44 has a great Cuban Sandwich!
(Ok, that was such a tacky plug...but it's true!!)

Run West! I miss you guys!

Leigh (Banished to the Western Hinterlands) @MT

(www.local44beerbar.com for directions)

Kat's picture

memphistaproom wrote:I hear

memphistaproom wrote:

I hear Local 44 has a great Cuban Sandwich!
(Ok, that was such a tacky plug...but it's true!!)

Run West! I miss you guys!

Leigh (Banished to the Western Hinterlands) @MT

(www.local44beerbar.com for directions)

Hmmmm Leigh - seems MT may be needing a Cuban addition to the menu...what say you? You know I rarely leave my block ;)

Trixie's picture

I order the Cubano at Johnny

I order the Cubano at Johnny Brendas almost every time I go there, no matter how tempting anything else on the menu looks.

george's picture

Trixie wrote:I order the

Trixie wrote:

I order the Cubano at Johnny Brendas almost every time I go there, no matter how tempting anything else on the menu looks.

We do a pretty fair version. Right now, though, I'm addicted to the tandoori chicken they recently added to the menu. Soooo good.

Ftown66's picture

Didn't we have a thread on

Didn't we have a thread on cubans last year? How about a Reuben thread. I haven't had a good one in a few years.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Can you still call it a

Can you still call it a Cuban Sandwich without the Pickle? I hate pickles. They should be banned, heavily taxed or force fed to terror suspects. Pickleboarding would make them talk.

Kat's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:Can

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Can you still call it a Cuban Sandwich without the Pickle? I hate pickles. They should be banned, heavily taxed or force fed to terror suspects. Pickleboarding would make them talk.

I love pickles so much that I have pickle ornaments on my Christmas tree. Did you have a bad pickle experience early in life? ;)

george's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:Can

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Can you still call it a Cuban Sandwich without the Pickle? I hate pickles. They should be banned, heavily taxed or force fed to terror suspects. Pickleboarding would make them talk.

The pickle could be optional, I guess, but the REAL thing has got to be on Cuban bread toasted in a sandwich press. Any other version is an imposter. Have I mentioned it must be cut diagonally as well? :)

Kat's picture

That looks delicious George.

That looks delicious George. I must admit, I have NEVER had a Cuban Sandwhich. There. I said it. Don't hate me.

george's picture

Kat wrote:That looks

Kat wrote:

That looks delicious George. I must admit, I have NEVER had a Cuban Sandwhich. There. I said it. Don't hate me.

You are in my prayers, Kat, but I offer hope.

We'll start with a basic Cuban Sandwich Immersion Program and then work our way towards a graduate degree in Yucca and Platanos Maduros Appreciation.