Other Views: Appreciating Chick-Fil-A and the American Way

The Left certainly knows how to politicize things.  After all, they have even politicized the weather.  Any time it’s too hot outside, we’re told it’s due to man-made “global warming.”  Then in the winter, when it’s too cold, we’re told it’s “climate change.”  In recent weeks, some on the Left have even gone so far as to politicize my lunch option.  How dare I eat the pure deliciousness of a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich? Don’t I know that Chick-Fil-A hates homosexuals? (They don’t, but this is the talking point).

Today, I was proud to stand in line a few minutes longer and bear a bit more traffic to get to the home of the original chicken sandwich.  Like millions of other Americans, I turned out for what has been dubbed “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”  This wasn’t even an organized effort – certainly not by the company.  In the face of constant political attacks on this successful American business, one former elected official (Mike Huckabee) suggested we might all just go to Chick-Fil-A the same day and show our support.  Word spread and everyone decided August 1 would be that day.  So, we went.

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Cuban cafeteria in Tallahassee — Finally!

One of the things I miss most about Miami is the ability to pull up to a Cuban cafeteria just about anywhere in town and leave the car running as I run up to the window and grab a colada and pastelito to go.

Or, if I have more time, just hang out at the coffee window or grab one of the bar stools inside, chat with one of the locals as I sip my coffee, and then wash it down with ice water out of one of those Gatorade water coolers with the disposable little paper cone cups.

Those of you who have ever been in Hialeah, Little Havana or Westchester know exactly what I’m talking about.

Tallahassee has a couple of decent Cuban restaurants, but I haven’t found a cafeteria like the one I describe above where I can grab a quick snack or a typical Cuban-style breakfast–until now. Continue reading

Tampa beats Miami for best Cuban Sandwich

How is it possible that a town like Tampa–whose diluted Cuban-American community largely pronounces the common last name Martinez as marr-tin-esz–could beat out the mecca of the Historic Cuban-American exile community for best Cuban sandwich?  This is according to an article published by the University of South Florida (a Tampa area school, despite it’s name).

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