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Exploring: The Jibarito Sandwich

by Krista

Yes, I’m alive. Funny, I was reading this blog post yesterday — another tiring post on “How to Start a Food Blog” by a successful blogging couple with an exhausting amount of energy — and one of their “suggestions” is “You have to publish high quality content every single day.”

Well, good luck with that. (And this coming from someone in the old days who published five days a week, pretty consistently.) I’ll post when I post and when I want to post, and if you read it, that’s great. And if you don’t, well, I hope you were doing something fun otherwise.

Because frankly speaking, I AM EXHAUSTED. I should have blogged from the road last week while I was playing planes, trains, and automobiles all over the Great State of Florida. Because it was truly amazing, how much geography I covered, and how really, I NEVER GOT ANYWHERE. If you ever thought “Oh TRAVEL IS JUST SO GLAMOROUS,” you would have enjoyed my stay at the Orlando Airport Hyatt while I waited for my flight to Chicago the next day.

Sorry for the shouty caps.

Let’s talk about the Jibarito instead. It’s a Chicago invention! But it’s Puerto Rican! It uses FRIED GREEN PLANTAINS instead of BREAD. It’s full of garlicky mayo. AND STEAK. And it cost me $7 at a small, clean family run restaurant called Papa Cache Sabroso in Chicago’s Humboldt Park.

And it was good. Good, not great. But good. (The steak was a little tough and there could have been more of it.) Oddly, what was really good was the side of garlic bread that came with my sandwich. Very garlicky.

What I really want to do is go back to Papa Cache’s for their roast chicken. It’s supposed to be fab. It looked fab. I’m trying to get out more, explore more, you know…instead of sitting home and writing blog posts…so I hope to be back soon.

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(@JustFoodTweets) (@JustFoodTweets) September 12, 2012 - 8:04 am

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Tanja September 13, 2012 - 3:25 am

Hey, well I love your posts, so please keep them coming as much as you can:) Love, T.

Krista September 15, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Thank you, Tanja!! That means a lot to me.

(@redapron) (@redapron) September 13, 2012 - 9:24 am

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Favourite Table September 17, 2012 - 3:17 am

The first jibarito I ever ate was at Borinquen so I do not have any other to compare it, but this one was outstanding! The steak jibarito was probably the best sandwich I’ve ever had. The arroz con gandules was also outstanding. My partner and I ordered an extra side of it and we were glad we did. Everyone should try a steak jibarito from Borinquen at least twice!

Ampov September 21, 2012 - 8:29 am

Your posts are great, so please continue writing them since I am sure that there are many other people (like myself) who enjoy them. Jibarito sounds great :D, I am sure it tastes great too. I am a great fun of everything made of chicken so there is no question that I`m gonna love it.

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