Fidel Castro, hated dictator of Cuba, is not immortal after all. After years of rumors of his demise, the 90-year-old's death was announced by his brother Raúl in a televised statement: "I say to the people of Cuba, with profound pain I come here to inform our people, our friends of America and the world, that today, 25 November, 2016, at 10:29 p.m., died the chief commander of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz."
Early this morning, crowds began to form in the streets of Little Havana to celebrate the death of the dictator who broke up families and imprisoned innocent people. As champagne corks popped and pots and pans clanged, Miami's iconic restaurant Versailles, long the epicenter of Cuban politics in Florida, draped the Cuban flag in celebration.
Sergio's Restaurants CEO Carlos Gazitua said the end of the Castro regime is something that many people in our community have anticipated for decades. "Many Americans whose families came to America looking for freedom from Cuba's dictatorship awoke today with hope for the future. There are certainly tense times ahead for our families and friends in Cuba, but we want to invite all our customers to celebrate their hopes and dreams for Cuba."
The celebration of someone's demise is reserved for very, very bad people. When Hitler and Mussolini died, people took to the streets. Now the same goes for Castro. And because this is Miami, many restaurants are offering free drinks to toast the bastard's one-way trip to Hell. These offers are good only today, November 26.
Celebrate with $5 Cuba Libres!
Ball & Chain
Beginning at noon, Ball & Chain is holding a Cuba Libre party with live music and two-for-one cocktails from 4 to 7 p.m. The Little Havana bar is also offering a special Adios Fidel cocktail on the house, beginning at 8 p.m. (one per person while supplies last). Live jazz starts at 6 p.m., with additional live music at 10 p.m. The Cuba Libre dancers will also perform.
The Kendall eatery, located at 8945 SW 72nd Pl., is offering a free Cuba Libre from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Finka Table & Tap
Finka is offering free Cuban coffee all day. If you want to toast to the demise of Cuba's most despised figure, raise your glass with a $5 Cuba Libre.
Islas Canarias Restaurant
Enjoy $2 Cuba Libres and free coffee. The bakery, Islas Canarias Café, is also offering free coffee, sponsored by Café Bustelo.
All day today, drink two-for-one Cuba Libres and mojitos.
Today only, adults can get a free Cuba Libre cocktail with the purchase of any entrée at the Pembroke Pines (13620 Pines Blvd.) and Doral (1640 NW 87th Ave.) locations. Plus, all of Sergio's locations are offering a free cafecito today when dining in.