Our recent trip to Havana, Cuba introduced us to authentic Cuban food. It is not as spicy as some believe. It is more a reflection of all the cultures that have found their way to this island nation. You will see traces of Spanish settlers, African Slaves, their Caribbean neighbors and even some Chinese favors. Since Havana was a major port city in the 1700s & 1800s spices from all over the world make their way to its docks. Even today many of the centuries old dishes are still available. A staple at every Cuban dinner would be yellow rice & black beans, fried plantains and ham or pork or chicken.
Huddled between the lights & glitter of the Strip & the glare & noise of Fremont Street sits the darken area of south Las Vegas blvd. While it struggles to reinvent itself, it tries to pull off the biggest illusion in the Valley. The trick is to preserve the “charm” of Old Vegas (wedding chapels, pawnshops & bail bondman), while offering a brighter yet quieter, culinary & entertainment venue to those seeking a break from all a hullabaloo at both ends of the Blvd. Here are 4 of my favorites:
Join Patrick Barney as he explores his love of travel & food around the world & in his home town of Las Vegas.