Cuban sandwiches aren’t anything new. Let’s face it, the origins of the sandwich are more than 100 years old, and its current incarnation made its debut in America (or at least Florida) in the late 1940s and 50s. A quick glance at food blogs makes me think the sandwich became a national sensation circa 2008. And now, all of a sudden, I’ve noticed Cuban sandwiches on a number of restaurant menus around Pittsburgh.
Maybe they’ve been there before and I just never saw them, or maybe Pittsburgh’s current food revolution has led to these little babies being featured at establishments that focus on Caribbean and Latin fare. At any rate, here’s a run-down of some Cuban sandwiches sampled around town recently. Special thanks to my husband for being such a fan of the sandwich and biting the bullet to taste test them with me. Continue reading