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

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 to a pack and they go down perfectly with a Cafe con Leche (Warm Milk with Espresso). WARNING: Do not … Continue reading

Duroc Bacon

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

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 Duroc. There are no antibiotics or hormones….well you know…..let them tell you: To create Miami Smokers delicious charcuterie and smoked … Continue reading

Pulpeta Sandwich

Little Bread – Little Havana, Florida

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 is all about. The Sandwiches at Little Bread are serious business, just take the Pulpeta (without a  dissertation, it’s a Cuban-style Meatloaf) for … Continue reading

Cochino Borracho

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

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 and you’re in salty sweet heaven. Cochino Borracho is Azucar’s homemade Vanilla Ice Cream mixed with Maple, Bourbon and Bacon … Continue reading

La Migaja - Day Of The Dead

Day Of The Dead Bread Is Available At La Migaja Already

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) is a sweet bread covered in Sugar and the Sugar Skulls (Calaveras de Azúcar) are just that. La Migaja Mexican … Continue reading

Frita Feast - Mendin & Patti

You Should Have Been At Frita Feast In Little Havana

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 you Frita creations from PB Steak, MEAT Eatery & Taproom and El Rey De Las Fritas with dessert from Azucar Ice Cream Company. Thank … 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 a giant fan of their tamale. It had a moist Pork filling and deliciously light and not overbearing red sauce. … Continue reading

Pastel de Guayaba

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

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 with Guava. There’s nothing like a Pastelito for breakfast except for maybe a Pastelito for an afternoon snack. Here are … Continue reading

Pan de Muerto Sign

Pan De Muerto aka Bread Of The Dead – Day Of The Dead – Mi Rinconcito Mexicano

Day Of The Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrates the lives of those near you who have passed. It takes place on November 1st and 2nd (same days as the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day). Part of this Mexican tradition involves building small altars to those who have passed with their favorite foods. If there’s … Continue reading