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  1. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to La Caridad 78, a Holdout From the Old Upper West SideThe food felt like the good old days and the bad old days of an entire neighborhood — versions of the past that can be challenging to tell apart.
  2. Closings
    Aroma Cuban Bakery Closes in Woodland HillsNow the locals have to hoof it 20 minutes to Porto’s like the rest of us.
  3. Openings
    El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill Invades BurbankThe sister location to the 30-year-old Cuban original has a full bar.
  4. Truckin’
    Say Hello to Cafe Con Leche’s Little Brick-And-MortarThe Cuban food truck plans a restaurant with a Scarface theme.
  5. The Other Critics
    Patric Kuh Bids Adieu to Havana at Xiomara; Gold Digs The Duck at Sun Ha JungMeanwhile, S. Irene Virbila is hot on the trail of one of Steve McQueen’s favorite steak spots.
  6. Closings
    After Nearly a Decade, Son Cubano Will Leave Meatpacking for ChelseaThe meatpacking mojito destination has taken the former Cain space.
  7. Empire Building
    Porto’s Opens in Downey, Plus the Shortest Route to Your Cheese RollsBurbank might be your shortest route, depending as always, on traffic.
  8. Slideshow
    First Look at Cubana Social: Cuban Sandwiches Now and Cuba Libres Soon“Havana meets Brooklyn” in Williamsburg.
  9. Truckin’
    !No Jodas! Truck Needs It Mouth Washed Out with JabónFirst came Pinches Tacos, now this.
  10. Foodies With Benefits
    Who Will Be At East L.A. Meets Napa, Tomorrow at Union StationLocal Mexican food legends team up with Northern vintners.
  11. Coming Soon
    Fit-Food Coming To WeHo In AugustA protein-rich, low-fat menu is designed by Joey Santos.
  12. Slideshow
    First Look at Cienfuegos, Ravi DeRossi of Death & Co.’s Cuban Rum BarCheck out the space, the menu, and the rum punches by Charlotte Voisey of Rose Bar.
  13. Nightlife
    La Descarga Runs Rum in HollywoodOver 70 fine varieties to sip are on the menu.
  14. Slideshow
    First Look at Carteles and Its Cuban SandwichesRavi DeRossi of Death & Co. has opened a Cuban-inspired café, with a rum lounge to follow.
  15. Rolling with Rolando
    J. Lo Influences Cuban Cuisine in North HillsA Cuban restaurant traces its foundation to a movie star.
  16. Openings
    Ravi DeRossi of Mayahuel and Death & Co. Will Open Rum BarCienfuegos will have a Cuban sandwich shop, too.
  17. Openings
    Havana Opens; The Original Alps ReturnsTwo new openings: a pan-Latin tequila bar and a throwback pancake house.
  18. Foodievents
    Ciudad Matches Mojitos TonightCiudad offers Mojito Wednesday
  19. Openings
    What to Eat at Favela Cubana, Opening TomorrowMojitos or caipirinhas? Tough choice.
  20. The Orange Line
    Riding the V Line: The King of Cuban Sandwiches Night on Broadway in Woodside is electric: Trains rumble overhead, a hundred dialects of Spanish are barked in the air, and the promise of everything from dance lessons to roasted guinea pig glares nightward out of neon signs. When we step off the V at 65th Street, though, we somehow never find ourselves tempted by all that novelty. What we want is the undisputed classic, the El Sitio Cubano sandwich, the patriarch of its race. It’s just a few steps from the train to the counter, but even those are too many.