Since it's always difficult for me to decide what sandwich to order, I am a big fan of strategic sharing. I order one sandwich, my companion orders another, and we swap halves. That way, we both get plenty of food — in some cases, an obscene amount — and variety too.
On a recent stop by DeLessio, I didn't want a whole Cuban sandwich, but had I only eaten the turkey and cranberry, I would have been jealous of Andrew's Cuban. This solution satisfied us both, and both sandwiches were scrumptious in their own way. Do you do this?
My hometown isn't the part of Florida known for its Cuban sandwiches. But we have enough Cubans in Pensacola (like, one family) to bring an excellent Cuban restaurant, which happens to be at the airport.
When I arrived way too early for my flight out of town, I got to enjoy an excellent coda to my fried seafood bonanza: a midday Cuban mix. A cubano consists of roasted pork, thinly sliced ham, cheese (usually Swiss), mustard, and pickles, pressed on French-style bread (most authentically, Cuban bread). For all of the history and firsthand deliciousness . . . keep reading.