You Know What’s Really Good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania in Little Havana

More Baked Goods

You know what’s really good? The Esponnrú at Pastelmania. What is an Esponnrú, you may be asking yourself. It’s a Sponge Cake Rusk unlike most of the ones you will find out there, this one is moist. Pastelmania sells them 5 … Continue reading

You Know What’s Really Good? Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers in Little Havana

Duroc Bacon

You know what’s real good? The Duroc Bacon at Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse in Little Havana. Miami Smokers is all about doing things right. They use Heritage Breed Pigs from Berkwood Farms, & in the case of this Bacon a … Continue reading

Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida

Pulpeta Sandwich

Chef Alberto Cabrera just opened up Little Bread in Little Havana. This comes just a couple of months shy of Bread + Butter Counter‘s 2 year anniversary, B+B is his other restaurant. Sandwiches are more my speed and that’s what Little Bread … Continue reading

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Opens Up In Little Havana

Krispy Krunchy Chicken - Little Havana, Florida

You can only hope one day that when you pull into a gas station for a fill up you end up walking out with a box of Fried Chicken too. At the Sunflex Gas Station (16th & Flagler) in Little Havana … Continue reading

Pan de Muerto at La Migaja Mexican Bakery in Little Havana

Pan de Muerto

Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) takes place over the course of 2 days, the 1st and 2nd of November. On Nov 1st you remember the lives of children who have passed and Nov 2nd is for … Continue reading

El Exquisito In Little Havana

El Exquisito Vaca Frita

You see that buttered bread in a basket (pictured above), that’s a sign you should be looking for when you arrive at a Cuban restaurant. The bread basket along with a cup of iced water is their way of saying, … Continue reading

Bacon Waffle Cones And Bacon Maple Bourbon Ice Cream From Azucar In Little Havana

Cochino Borracho

I’m not sure if you can even begin to imagine the intoxicating smell of fresh Bacon Waffle Cones being made. The Cones taste as good if not better than whatever you’re thinking. Then you add Azucar’s new flavor Cochino Borracho … Continue reading

Day Of The Dead Bread Is Available At La Migaja Already

La Migaja - Day Of The Dead

Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) takes place over the course of 2 days, the 1st and 2nd of November. Mexicans celebrate by eating “Pan de Muerto” and “Sugar Skulls“. The Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) … Continue reading

You Should Have Been At Frita Feast In Little Havana

Frita Feast - Mendin & Patti

If you are a fan of the Frita Cubana then you should have been at Frita Feast last night. The inaugural Frita Feast took place at El Rey de las Fritas in Little Havana. Your $35 all inclusive ticket got … Continue reading

La Casa De Las Fritas Cubanas is in Little Havana or is it? – CLOSED

La Casa De Las Fritas Cubana

When I drove by and saw the name La Casa de las Fritas Cubanas (translated means House of the Cuban Frita) I thought it might be the same owners as the New Jersey Frita shop that existed a few years … Continue reading

You know what’s really good? Tamale at Taqueria El Mexicano in Little Havana

You know what’s really good? The tamale at Taqueria El Mexicano in Little Havana. I love tamales but seem to have trouble finding exceptional ones. I waltzed into Taqueria El Mexicano looking to enjoy a Cochinita Pibil Taco and left … Continue reading

Azucar Ice Cream Company brings the Mantecado to Little Havana

I felt right at home when in waltzed (yes I said waltzed) into Azucar Ice Cream Company in Little Havana. The decor, in particular the “Guayabera” wrapped seats with the plastic that everyone’s Cuban grandmother had on their furniture is … Continue reading

You Know What’s Really Good? Pastel de Guayaba at Pastelmania in Little Havana

Pastel de Guayaba

You know what’s really good? The Pastel de Guayaba from Pastelmania. If you’re not from Miami and have never had a “Pastelito” then you don’t know what you’re missing. A Pastel is a flaky puff pastry, filled in this case … Continue reading

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano In Little Havana, Florida

I was hesitant to go to Mi Rinconcito Mexicano when my wife Marcela first told me about it. From her description, I envisioned it being like the bars you find in a Robert Rodriguez western. After actually stepping foot into … Continue reading

El Rey De Las Fritas In Little Havana, Florida

El Rey de las Fritas is one of those restaurants tourists descend upon when they visit Miami. It’s located in Little Havana (possibly the loudest place in Miami) and on Calle Ocho (aka 8th St.) There is no doubt you’re … Continue reading