Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Celebrate National Cuban Sandwich Day at the Boot

National Cuban Sandwich Day comes every August 23 and here at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach, we've got a Cuban sandwich of our own that's perfect for celebrating with. Believe it or not, this particular holiday actually started out as a hoax! We've got all the juicy details about that for you below plus a look at how our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant prepares our own taste-temping version. 

Hoax Turned Holiday
In 2016, a writer for the Tampa Bay Times decided to perform an experiment to see if people would celebrate a holiday that he made up. Christopher Spata took it upon himself to send press releases out to many news organizations, as well as online holiday databases, stating that National Cuban Sandwich Day was a real thing taking place every August 23.

Many of those places went ahead and added the holiday to their calendars, no questions asked, and there were stories of it being celebrated in a few locations! Apparently, people are happy to have a reason to celebrate just about anything, they just need a little prompting!

The Original Cuban Sandwich
This delicacy was created as a different take on a traditional ham and cheese sandwich. It all started with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and salami on Cuban bread. Those ingredients were put together sandwich-style and then toasted in a press, leaving the bread crispy and the cheese melted.  

The Cuban Sandwich originated in cafes that catered to Cuban workers in Key West and other communities in Florida where there were a lot of Cuban immigrants. It eventually made its way to Miami, where they took salami off of the sandwich. Slowly it was discovered by the rest of the United States as well. In 2011, organizers in Tampa held a Cuban Sandwich Festival and in 2012, it was designated as the signature sandwich of Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Council.  

The Boot's Crusty Cuban
The "Down Home Sandwiches & Wraps" section of the Wobbly Boots BBQ menu is where you will find our mouthwatering version of a Cuban sandwich. We take inspiration from the classic recipe and incorporate two of our incredible hickory-smoked meats.  

The two main ingredients are hand-pulled pork and pit ham. Next, we add pickles, house mustard, and Swiss cheese. Once all of that is in place, the entire sandwich is pressed to perfection! This amazing menu item is served alongside one of our delicious homestyle side dishes. 

The next time you have a craving for something savory, head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks family restaurant for lunch or dinner. The Crusty Cuban is an excellent choice but if you're not in the mood for that, you'll find a long list of delicious Wobbly Boots Roadhouse menu options to pick from. Invite the whole gang and tell them to bring their appetites!   

4717 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

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