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Friday, February 23, 2007

Cafecito y Pelucas




Little Havana has much changed since the 1980s, but it still retains that old-timer quality of Miami before the Vice.

Take this estabishment.

"Cafeteria & Beauty Salon"

(Cafe Cubano - Pan Fresco - Sandwichitos - Jugos - Batidos)

So ladies, if your moños are virados, but you can't stop for a bite to eat, don't worry!

Have we got a place for you in Miami.

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  • Miami before the Vice

    When was that? my father took an extended vacation from farming in the winter of 1948-1949 and worked as a dishwasher in Miami Beach, and he told some rather...interesting...stories.

    By Blogger I R A Darth, at Fri Feb 23, 08:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • Come to think of it, I could use a manicure and a batido de mamey!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Fri Feb 23, 10:05:00 am GMT-5  

  • When was that? my father took an extended vacation from farming in the winter of 1948-1949 and worked as a dishwasher in Miami Beach,

    Wow, so he's a farm boy, huh? Dishwashing must've seemed like NOTHING compared to the hard work of being on a farm.

    Miami Beach then was segregated (Count Basie could play in the casinos, but he couldn't sleep there...that's why Liberty City and Overtown were so important), and still had those barracks which the US Armed Forces had commandeered during the war, many in the bigger hotels.

    I read once that an estimated 30% of all service personnel in the war, were trained in Miami Beach.

    No wonder they all came here to retire, later on, huh?

    and he told some rather...interesting...stories.

    Tell! :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Feb 23, 05:18:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Come to think of it, I could use a manicure and a batido de mamey!

    Ay mamita! Why did you say batido de mamey...now I want some!

    Jose, you owe me, man, since of course I will have to have two croquetas and maybe una empanada de pollo as well.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Feb 23, 05:19:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria, remember you have a standing invitation to the Versailles ventanita!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Sat Feb 24, 08:17:00 am GMT-5  

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