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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

La Lechonera




Arrgh, I hate this part of Miami, corner of Macdonald Avenue and La Calle Ocho.

I think it's a bloody eyesore, this trailer park, and one which you can imagine, always gets the worst brunt of any hurricane here.

According to an ex-classmate whose family actually lived there, they suspect that the trailer park is built over graves, since right next door to it is Miami's most famous cemetery, Woodland Memorial Park.

What with the corpses, and the rats, and the fact that you could get blown away at any opportunity due to our precarious weather 6 months out of the year, it's a wonder people decide to stay there.

Although I do have to say...

Even the trailer parks here, look mignon. Pink! Love it.

And you can't fail but to notice in one of the driveways, that vintage Mercedes, sporting a pear green colour which was all the rage in 1979.

You know what the worst part of this place is?

That whenever I go through there, I always remember and weep over the demise of Miami's finest Cuban pork joint -- La Lechonera.

I'm not much for pulled pork, or pork in general, but every meal I had there, was to die for.

Now it's some Salvadorean eatery, which I refuse to frequent.

Mariscadas y Pupusas...what on earth.





No, sir. I'm still in mourning for La Lechonera.

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16 Comments:

  • Sorry guys, my internet was down most of the night...

    It's a busy day tomorrow, but I'll be around later. :)

    *Victoria mumbles mesmirisingly, have pork today, have pork today*

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 04:05:00 am GMT-5  

  • Pork? Hell, I'm still workin' on gettin' some Cuban food period! We ain't got none!

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Feb 27, 05:11:00 am GMT-5  

  • Life without Cuban food is borderline. Only a few places in Tallahassee.

    By Anonymous HalfEmpty, at Tue Feb 27, 07:14:00 am GMT-5  

  • Thanks Victoria, I think I will have a Pan con Lechon for lunch today!!!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Feb 27, 08:40:00 am GMT-5  

  • There oughta be a by-law! How is that even safe in a hurricane zone?

    By Blogger Renato, at Tue Feb 27, 01:33:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Pork? Hell, I'm still workin' on gettin' some Cuban food period! We ain't got none!

    Dude! I can totally hook you up with Goya and Kirby merchandise.

    No sooner than you can say, 'arroz con mango', will you have your choice of Caldo Gallego, and croqueticas de jamon, that are to die for!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 07:56:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Life without Cuban food is borderline. Only a few places in Tallahassee.

    Poor Half-Empty. :(

    Being in FSU-landia is one thing, but no Cuban food or little of it (and probably without that much needed authenticity con salsa), is hell on earth.

    You know how I'm always saying, "if you ain't this, or that, you ain't lived"?

    Well, I'm going to say that about Cuban food. Terrific!

    I believe it was XWL who said that they also have a Versailles in LA. Despite the fruits and nuts of California, if forced to move, that's where I'd go.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 07:59:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Thanks Victoria, I think I will have a Pan con Lechon for lunch today!!!

    Muchacho! I didn't even have my pan con lechon, or croquetas, or anything. :((

    I was forced to Subway it (6" Club on Italian Herb, all the way) today.

    Sucks. No sazon at all.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 08:00:00 pm GMT-5  

  • There oughta be a by-law! How is that even safe in a hurricane zone?

    LOL! That's nothing.

    In Homestead, some people in trailer homes didn't even evacuate during Andrew...until the very very last minute.

    All their trailer parks looked like toothpicks, and you know what?

    They're back...last time I went, there were these 'upscale' parks there, with nice double wides.

    Crazy.

    I mean, obviously they can afford to live in a nice place, so it's not about the money.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 27, 08:02:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Dude! I can totally hook you up with Goya and Kirby merchandise.

    No sooner than you can say, 'arroz con mango', will you have your choice of Caldo Gallego, and croqueticas de jamon, that are to die for!


    A care package from Sundries herself? I'm so there dude! I would blog this...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Feb 27, 11:15:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Done, Ron!

    Just don't hold me to a strict deadline. Look what happened to the Nietzsche DVD, for which I apologise. :(

    But I will send you frijoles negros, boniato, and naranja agria, not to mention Goya rice, for a vertible Cuban feast!

    And Materva, the Cuban Coke. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Feb 28, 03:22:00 am GMT-5  

  • No apologies needed...you have more pressing matters on your mind! But I would have fun photo blogging the Cuban cooking process...and if Castro kicks off while I'm cooking, I'll take full psychic credit! :)

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Feb 28, 07:23:00 am GMT-5  

  • Castro kicks off while I'm cooking, I'll take full psychic credit! :)

    We have to find out what his favourite meal is...then you could screw it up, and the karmic vibrations would finish the idiot off.

    We will call this the Sundries "trabajito".

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Feb 28, 02:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • You seem to have some kind of beef with Central Americans living in Little Havana. . .

    By Blogger Yaddyra, at Wed Feb 28, 11:32:00 pm GMT-5  

  • You seem to have some kind of beef with Central Americans living in Little Havana. . .

    Precisely! I want to have some pork instead.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Mar 01, 01:35:00 am GMT-5  

  • Point of interest, Victoria. The original La Lechonera was located about a mile down 8th street, between 23rd and 24th. It was next to a place called Casablanca, which was a very popular eatery many years ago, in the Dark Ages, before Versailles...

    By Blogger None E. Moose, at Thu Mar 01, 10:53:00 am GMT-5  

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