As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
Cuban and Thai cuisine don't have a whole lot in common besides the use of rice. But that hasn't stopped Israel "Izzy" Valdez from serving both types of food at his Izzy's Cubi-Thai Cuisine restaurant in the once-classic Sherry Frontenac Hotel in North Beach (Izzy's dining room was recently renovated).There are two distinct menus, and two kitchens -- one helmed by Cubans, the other by Asians. Seriously. But you can sample food from both countries via the Cubi-Thai sampler: Cleanly fried spring rolls; a puffy papa rellenos; a couple of croquetas (one chicken, one beef); and sweet/spicy Thai chicken drumsticks. Price is $7.95, which is quite the bargain.
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