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The UN-Cuban @ 21st Amendment

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The UN-Cuban @ 21st Amendment

Melanie Wong | Jan 14, 2005 09:22 PM

When my MacWorld lunch date fell through, I rang up Felice who came over from Mission Bay to join me at 21st Amendment. The Cuban sandwich had been highly recommended on this board, but sadly, we were shorted today. After two bites dominated by ham, I opened up my sandwich to try to find the promised cumin-marinated roast pork. None to be found, and no roast pork in Felice's half either. I asked our busser to call our waitress over. When I pointed out to her that our Cuban was missing the roast pork promised in the menu description, she breezily replied, "oh, it's only ham today", and turned her back on us. This was a good ham and cheese san, albeit with too thick a layer of ham washing out the taste of the mustard, cheese and pickle, but we had paid for a Cubano and didn't get it. Doubly disappointing as Chef Blyden was in the house leading me to expect more from the food.

Otherwise bright notes were the arugula and baby spinach salad with pears and walnuts, and the delicious spicy ale (seasonal). The sweet sticks - shoestring sweet potato fries - were okay too when you hit a crisp and not soggy one.

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