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Cuban Sandwiches

Zach Georgopoulos | Sep 22, 200103:50 PM

Disappointed with the cooked offerings at the Farmer's Market down on Embarkadero this morning (too commercial -- a booth from the Haye's Street Grill, and one sponsored by Aidell's Sausages), I headed over to 24th 'round about York in search of a Cuban Sandwich place that I've passed many times but have never gone in to. I can't find it anywhere! I could swear it was kitty-corner to the St. Francis Creamery (still there, by the way, for sale though; added an "Espresso Bar" for some strange reason which cuts into the candy counter). Does anyone know this Cuban Sandwich place? Is it gone for good? Just closed on weekends? Somewhere else entirely?

Since I was in the 'hood, I walked down to 24th & Florida and picked up two carnitas at the Mexi-ca-tessen that I've read about on this site (all I know is I said "dos tacos," which is about the extent of my Spanish, and then stopped the prattling woman with a gesture when she said "carnitas," the other word I know). Nowhere around to stop and eat (local park smelling too much of bird droppings, stale beer and despair), so the food cooled a bit on the motorcycle ride home. Still very good, but probably would have been better piping hot. Handmade. thick tortilla was wonderful, Meat was plentiful but not quite as seasoned as I would have expected.

Where, oh where, will I find a Cuban Sandwich now?

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