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Churros con Chocolate


Since the sudden absence O.D. Churroman last September, I have been without a source for Cuban churros.

Luckily, I had plans to go to Miami and friends who could appreciate how difficult life could be in the Churro Desert that is commonly referred to as Southern California. Being true friends, they picked me up from the airport and immediately took me to Morro Castle in Hialeah.

While they made mention that it was “too hot for churros”, they understood that a bit of Miami heat was not going to keep me from getting my fix.

They DID, however, insist that I eat something before having churros.

The “something” I chose was a “frita cubana” because I’d never had one. It’s kind of like a hamburger, but the meat is mixed with chorizo and then there is grilled onions and little french fries. Yes, it was rad.

After a couple of fritas (washed down with an Ironbeer, of course), it was time for the churros and hot chocolate.
Thiiiiiiick hot chocolate.
Gloriously fresh and hot churros.

There really is not much more a girl can ask for in life.

It was the best beginning to any trip.

Of course, there was a surprise stalker visitor, who ended up charming his way into the arms of the waitress, but I couldn’t have cared less what he did. I was happy dunking and munching on my churros (“choo-rrrohsnotchir-ohs“).

I am loathe to admit this, but I finally understand the “it’s too hot for churros” phenomena. Although, I think the statement SHOULD be: “It’s too hot for churros con chocolate” because the real issue is the hot chocolate, not the churros.

How can I be so sure?
Because the churros I got from the Churro Mania truck while at Carnaval on the Mile in the heat of Miami were absolutely perfect and satisfying in all their hot and freshness.

(Yes, of course I shared. Cuban Churros are not really meant to be enjoyed alone. They sell them in counts of 15 and 20. The big, thick, stuffed ones are a different story. I haven’t actually tried one of THOSE … yet.)

Only in Miami*…


*It has recently come to my attention that there is a Venezuelan place in Santa Monica proclaiming to have Cuban churros, but I would expect you to understand why I might be a bit leery. (Of course, since it is the only place I’ve heard of anywhere close to me, I will have to try it and see how well they compare to Morro Castle in Hialeah¬†and the Churro Mania Food Truck.)