Marc (@Sorryless) loves Cuban sandwiches so much, he’s on infinite quest to find his favorite Cuban. As part of his mission, he is willing to travel miles and miles – and even posts about his ventures.
Whether I suggested or it, he was interested in my thoughts about his beloved sandwich in my area, I decided to jump into the fray. Locating nearby establishments was easy – so was trying them – but getting around to writing a post about them was difficult. With all due respect to Marc, I had to do something!
I present the candidates.
Sharonville Depot Deli
Grilled Cuban – Ham & smoked grilled pork with bread and butter pickles, Muenster cheese, and Dijon mustard on Ciabatta
Lyle’s BBQ Cuban – Pulled pork topped with shaved ham, melted provolone, mustard and pickles
Oasis Golf & Conference Center
Cuban Panini – Shaved ham and sliced pork loin with brown mustard, pickles & pepper jack cheese. Served in a grilled panini
Each of the Cubans have positives and negatives, so it comes down to personal preferences
- The most-fresh tasting – Depot Deli
- The most hearty – Oasis
- Most BBQ tasting – Lyle’s Trailside
- Best presentation – Depot Deli
- Best accompanying side – Lyle’s Trailside
- Most surprising – Oasis
- If I had to pick just one – Depot Deli
For me, given the range of flavors in a Cuban, it’s about balance. One has to be able to taste all the flavors without one particular flavor being too dominant.