Old Havana

Durham Restaurants

The other night, when it was cold and dark, and sad not being on Christmas break, Matt took me out for Cuban food. I’m a huge fan. I mean black beans and plantains on a big old pile of rice? Always a good choice.


The Old Havana Sandwich Shop is a new restaurant in Durham that uses local, pasture-raised pork in their traditional platter and sandwiches. The inside felt tropical!!


We split a traditional cuban with pickles, pork, ham, and cheese, as well as a platter with slow cooked black beans, rice, pork, and plantains.


The platter came with a mojo sauce (white balsamic, olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt) that was incredible. The plantains were also perfect. I absolutely loved this meal and totally want another right now!


Other than eating, I’ve been really busy and totally overwhelmed this week. All of a sudden, I’m realizing all the things I have to do at work before I leave and there’s tons of paperwork and preparations for the new job. I’m also heading out of town this weekend (burglars: Matt will still be here) to visit friends for the holiday weekend, which I’m quite excited about. Between a headache and cramps, I couldn’t be more ready for bed. See ya.

  • Olivia
    January 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    those plantains look yummy. i’ve never had cuban food before… maybe some day!

  • Kristina
    January 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I like the shout-out to the burglars. Sometimes I get worried about that too 😉

    And, the Cuban food looks delicious! I could use some tropics in my life.

  • Allison
    January 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Cuban restaurant but anything with black beans and rice [and good pork], I’m sold! Wonder if there are any in the DC area?…