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Julian Medina and Pichet Ong Open Cuban Diner Coppelia

Anything Cuban—music, food, you name it—and I’m there, instantly. Coppelia Diner, a joint venture of famed chefs Pichet Ong and Julian Medina, is a warm casual spot for chowing down on traditional and inventive Cuban and Latin American specialties. And then there are Ong’s fabulous confections to finish off the meal.
I’ve been to Cuba twice [...]

Key West Food Picks, Part 2

Here’s some recommendations for Key West Cuban, sushi, splurge and key lime spots.
Best Cuban-A local told me that the town’s population of Cuban-Americans favors Jose’s Cantina on White St.  We used to love their Cuban mixes (pork, ham, cheese, lettuce, and other fixings on Cuban bread) , but this time, the combo didn’t measure up; [...]