This is funny. We did this superstitious bit last year during the NFL playoffs when the Bucs played the Eagles. The local papers even ran stories on which was better, the (Tampa area) Cuban sandwich, or a Philly cheesesteak? We wanted the Bucs to win (and win they did), but my hubby & I – both from PA and both now planted firmly in FL – just could not decide which ‘wich is superior. If you’d held us up at gunpoint and asked that question, we’d be 6 feet under by now, that’s how torn we are.
However, we did serve Cubans (without salami!) that Sunday, as well as Ybor Gold beer. And homemade key lime pie. And it worked!
I suggest if Marlins fans want to incite some winning mojo, that they serve up fried grouper.
Monty’s has been around for a while. They used to be called Monty Trainers. I had many VERY nice dates taken there. I was able to watch the sunset over the bay from my car with my date.
The food was good. Sea food and such. They were mostly outside dining with a live band at night-usually Calypso. They had a few cats walking around taking scraps from the diners.
Here’s the list of items that make up the friendly wager between the mayors of New York and Miami. Compared with previous years, this year’s bet seems to be going a bit overboard in the amount of foods wagered. Sure makes me hungry though.
From New York:
Cheesecake from Junior’s of Brooklyn
Pastrami sandwiches from the 2nd Avenue Deli
Peking duck from Peking House in Flushing
Lobsters from Filippo’s on Staten Island
Roast pork from El Molino Rojo II in the Bronx
Stone crabs and key lime pie from Monty’s in Coconut Grove
Cuban sandwiches from Versailles in Little Havana
Durie cole avec poix rouge with poulet creole (Haiti’s signature dish)
Churrasco steaks from Restaurant Los Ranchos
An assortment of rums and spirits from Bacardi, including the traditional mojito and pi�a colada mixers
Other tropical rums, including Mount Gay Rum from Barbados, Bar Ban Court from Haiti and Appleton Estate from Jamaica
Corona beer from Mexico, Presidente beer from the Dominican Republic and Polar beer from Venezuela
Cuban coffee made by Caf� Bustelo and Pilon
Tropical soft drinks Cawy and Jupi�a
A traditional Guayabera shirt
Cuban Sandwiches, Pina Coladas (no not exactly indigenous to Miami, but that’s what I drink when I’m visiting South Beach) and Conch Fritters
How about ..
Stone Crab claws
Orange marmalade (or anything with oranges in it)
And, NO !, conch shells are not edible !!! [xx(] It would be like eating an oyster or clam shell !!! [:o)] Might bust a toof !!! [:D]
Marlins vs Yankees. The subject came up about food bets. Regional foods such as hot dogs, egg creams and pizza for New York.
What should Floridians bet against New Yorkers for a Marlins win against the Yankees?
Key lime pie
Cuban cuisine food
Conch (are conch shells edible?)
Can anyone do better? What is Miami known for. How about Marlin? Sorry, that was a bad joke. I won’t suggest dolphin either.
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