In 2011, in a strip-mall storefront in North Austin, Enrique Reyes laid the foundation for what has become a hub of Cuban culture in the city. With island staples ranging from ropa vieja (a shredded meat stew) to the potent, sugary Cuban coffee, the idea behind Cuban Sandwich Cafe was to offer Texans a taste of Reyes’ cultural heritage and to give local Cubans a taste of home. (Published in Reporting Texas).

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