Glenn: This has to be one of our most requested recipes. It's also a recipe I like to make at home. The kids love it and it's a great dish to prepare for guests.

Raúl: Many people serve Imperial Rice as a side dish, but it is good enough to be served as a main dish.

Jorge: It's not that hard to make!

Glenn: Don't let the rather long list of ingredients scare you! You can do everything in this recipe with less than 30 minutes prep time.

Raúl: And that includes drinking a beer or two!

Imperial Rice -- Arroz Imperial


Sure, there have been occasional forays into highbrow food on the Avenue, most notably in recent years the once vibrant, but now shuttered Tete restaurant.

However, the places that embody the heart and soul of Little Havana -- the restaurants that have retained their character based on huge aspirations, yet humble roots -- are the ones that survive.

A clash of cultures on Calle Ocho: Corporate fast food overshadows the real, down-home goodness of a simple Cuban sidewalk café.

Over the years, one glue that has helped keep Calle Ocho whole is the quaint and funky restaurants that have kept the locals coming back to Little Havana for Latin American comfort food.

Eating out in Little Havana

Cuban babies usually don't smell like baby powder. Instead, you're much more likely to smell the sweet aroma of violets. Both girl and boy babies are frequently "baptized" daily with "Agua de Violetas." This is a tradition that probably goes back to Spain. In fact, most of the Agua de Violetas is imported from Spain.

One exception is Crusellas, one of the most popular sources of Violetas water for babies in Miami. The company has been a fixture in South Florida since the late 60s. However, its origins go all the way back to 1863 in Havana.


Why do all Cuban babies smell alike?

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