Friday, May 26, 2006

The Cuban One

With the exception of Ricky Ricardo and Mojitos, I know very little about the Cuban culture. Sure, I know that their cigars are spectacular and they have a dictator named Fidel, but other than that, I lack all cultural appreciation for Cuba. I am hoping that will change tonight as I go into the city to eat Cuban food for the first time.

We are eating early to get in on the happy hour specials which will allow us to treat ourselves to what has been described to me twice as "spendy" Cuban food. I hope that the restaurant is not so trendy and "spendy" that it is not authentic. Sometimes going to a little mom and pop restaurant will give you a better appreciation of ethnic foods than a trendy place. I can count only one upscale restaurant that I have been to since I moved here. It isn't for lack of choices or lack of desire, but I have been intimidated by the requirements of the restaurants.

In the midwest, you can go to most restaurants without a reservation. Here, you could go to a restaurant with a reservation at 7 PM and be seated at 9 PM. I might be exaggerating a little, but this actually happened to us once. So, I made our reservation and I hope this can be added to my city adventures. I will let you know what I think.

1 comment:

Dree said...

Cuban food is pretty tasty. Where did you eat? Have you been to Cuba Libre yet?