It’s almost noon and your attempt to brown bag it is not cutting it. How about you take a step back to simpler times with a delicious Cuban Sandwich from Cabanas in DC?
This classic Sandwich became common lunch food for workers in both the cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba and the cigar factories around the 1900′s. In Cuba (where it is more commonly known as a mixto), the sandwich was, and still is today, served in kiosks, coffee bars and casual restaurants. In Tampa’s bustling Latin enclaves, it was served in mainly in cafes catering to workers in the cigar industry. By the 1960s, Cuban sandwiches were also common on Miami cafeteria and restaurant menus, as the city had gained a large influx of Cuban residents.
In 2010 MSN Local named the Cuban as one of the “15 essential sandwiches.”
Try one today at the premier Latin American Infused Restaurant on the Georgetown Waterfront! We make our with Abuela’s Recipe: Cuban bread, not so dissimilar from Italian bread, is heavily buttered and topped with pork loin (roasted daily), ham, Swiss cheese, crunchy pickles and mustard. It’s flattened thin on a sandwich press call a plancha for gooey, meaty perfection with a pleasant pickle crunch! YUM!