What’s Cuban-Chinese and delicious all over??? Calle Dao of course! Calle Dão is a love letter to Cuban-Chinese cuisine and the restaurants along Calle Cuchillo — “Knife Street”; “dão” is Mandarin for knife — in the Chinatown of Havana, a city where Britti, an Italian drummer turned restaurateur, once lived. Learning the story of Cuba’s Chinese settlers struck a chord with Britti, who’d left Naples for New York in 1996 before decamping to Cuba and eventually returning to the Big Apple to open his first restaurant, Cubana Café, and has now expanded to open Calle Dao, a true homage to Cuban-Chinese cuisine.
Check out their take on the Chinese classic beef & broccoli, with a unique spin. Smoked short rib, shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese broccoli served atop lo-mein noodles dressed in a garlic hoisin sauce.
Fear, not vegans, there’s plenty for you to enjoy as well, like the Jackfruit picadillo bowl, which pulls inspiration from Cuban influences. With jackfruit, olives, plum tomato, bell peppers, raisins, black beans, string beans, plantains, mung bean threads, and rice.
DON’T FORGET DESSERT!
Magnolia Bakery’s all-new Red Velvet Banana Pudding combines two fan favorites, one for you and one for boo. Layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, bananas, freshly-baked red velvet cake, and cream cheese icing. Available this Wednesday, get it before it definitely sells out.
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Goodie Girl Cookies: Nothing artificial. Naturally delicious! Gluten-free, peanut-free cookies!