In Miami, a Revered Cuban Bartending Tradition Lives On

Cuba has one of the richest cocktail histories in the world, and at the center of it is the cantinero—a rigorously trained breed of Cuban bartender. Within Cuba, cantineros are known for their throwing of cocktails (a flashy technique originally from Spain, where cantineros toss a drink from one tin to another); their memorization of over 200 traditional recipes; and for a commitment to the work as more of a lifestyle than a career. Naturally, it’s a role held with great pride. 

There are just over 1,200 cantineros remaining, and about 100 of them work here in the U.S. To

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‘Food from the heart’: Cuban restauranteur starts pop-up in Boise | Food

The Cuban bandleader Compay Segundo wrote the song “Chan Chan” in 1984 and it immediately became popular with Cuban musicians. When asked about how he wrote it, Segundo reportedly said, “I didn’t compose ‘Chan Chan,’ I dreamed it. I dream the music.”

The song is set on the beach and, for Noel Argote-Herrera, it evokes the spirit of the Cuban nation. As the executive chef and owner of Adelfa’s Comida Cubana, he said he’s doing the same thing with his food.

“On Sunday’s when I’m out I want to give people the feeling that I had with my mom,” said

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The 7 Best Cuban Sandwiches in Dallas

After re-watching Jon Favreau’s Chef recently, and then, naturally, The Chef Show with Favreau and chef Roy Choi, I desperately craved a good Cuban sandwich. Thankfully, Dallas has plenty of restaurants that offer these perfect concoctions of pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickle, and mustard (and sometimes mayo). From authentic Cuban spots to breweries and coffee shops, here’s where to find the best Cuban sandwiches in Dallas.

Four Corners Brewing Co.

The Cedars

1311 S. Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215  |  Map

Four Corners Brewing

Four Corners Brewing Co. now offers

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