Wednesday, December 16, 2009
There are some great things that have come from our neighbor to the south... along with its stunning combinations of various world music, it has also combined ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on delicious cuban bread. I was unable to capture in these photos above, a good glimpse at the sandwich without a blur. This can be attributed to its elusive nature, whose roots lie with the rugged guerilla fighters of la revolución Cubana. I could see El Che taking a massive bite right before he popped some fool who wasnt down with Leon Trotsky.
These sandwiches are from Porto's cuban grill in Burbank, there is also one in glendale. They are a small mom and pop business whose been around for 35 years. They come with plantain chips. If your in the mood for a good cubano and your in burbank... you know what to do lil papi.
Porto's Bakery 3614 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 846-9100
Monday, December 7, 2009
There was this episode of The Simpsons way back in the day in which Homer ate the world's largest sub. He didn't eat it all at once though, it took him several days. He had been leaving it lying around and simply refused to throw it away. It was making him sick and by the end it was all purple and in the garbage, with flies buzzing around it. But he trudged on and kept at it like one of those chiseled sweat hogs from The 300. Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! It would be interesting to find out if this episode predated the subway party sub. It just seemed like such a novelty concept back then. What a hilarious episode...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Hawaiian sweet bread is amazing for sandwiches. Sweet and salty has been a reoccuring theme throughout the ages (ie: barbeque, teryiaki, ketchup, etc...)This sandwich has rost beef, provolone, onion, mayo and mustard... a classic combination which won't dissapoint you, "I guarantee it."
Also, in just about every pic on this blog there are chips present. Chips are just about as important as the condiments. As soon as there are about three bites left I put the chips inside of the sandwich, its like getting a whole new sandwich toward the end... and you can dip it in salsa. This is an instinctual act which is practically ingrained in our DNA. In 2007 Taco Bell capitalized on this crunch factor with the ever popular Crunch Wrap Supreme (not to be confused with the hip hop emcee of the same name.)