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Old 09-11-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Café Pilón..sabroso hasta el último buchito...
Old Cuban brand that ressucitated in Miami, delicious...
In New York, you'll probably find Bustelo.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:48 PM
 
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There are a ton of unique "Miami" stuff....but it is more a question of cultural tastes. Cuban sandwiches are very common, media noches, Jupiña fruit drinks....

Stores? Well Publix...and the Boar's Head brand....but that is more a matter of the lack of supermarket compeititon and that is the main brand they carry.

Cuban food in general is very common here, especially arepas.

Clothing is very trendy, a lot of young people dress scantily and show off what they've got with whatever is new this week.

In general, whatever is expewnsive and trendy elsewhere is BIG in Miami. Miami is usually on the cutting edge of what is trendy, not because people here set the trends but are willing to pay big bucks to emulate them as soon as they come out, whether it's food, cars, clothes, lifestyle, etc.
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Cuban food in general is very common here, especially arepas.

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Chelo,

arepas are NOT Cuban. They are from Venezuela and colombia.

Arepa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:28 AM
 
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Yeah, I know, it didn't come out right after I wrote and posted it. I meant Cuban food is common, and I guess I omitted the part about them being Colombian. One of those days lol.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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Bale

Café Pilón..sabroso hasta el último buchito...
Old Cuban brand that resuscitated in Miami, delicious...
In New York, you'll probably find Bustelo.
Thanks for the tip, I didn't realize that Pilon and Bustelo were two different brand names from the same parent company.

After reviewing the website, I see now that Bustelo brand also includes a few instant espressos. I probably did see it in New York and I'll keep it in mind.

The press and history sections of the main and related websites contain interesting and touching press releases and articles on the company's founder and successors, an emblematic and instructive Cuban-Miami success story.

At a Miami Airport shop I came across a product of a Miami-based confectionary company featuring chocolates filled with pastes based on typical regional fruits still grown in southern Dade County.

Again, Miami brands, but not necessarily famous brands in Miami or the "in" thing right now.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Bale

Visit this page.

Bustelo is a NY brand founded by a Spaniard a long time ago.

Welcome (http://www.cubancoffee.com/Cuban-Coffee-category-2.html - broken link)


As to Arepas, now in Cuba, in the island, they call Arepas to pancakes, probably influenced by Venezuelans. Before, pancakes were pancakes or crêpes. I don't know what an Arepa is, but I think it's not similar to a pancake.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Bale

Visit this page.

Bustelo is a NY brand founded by a Spaniard a long time ago.

Welcome (http://www.cubancoffee.com/Cuban-Coffee-category-2.html - broken link)


As to Arepas, now in Cuba, in the island, they call Arepas to pancakes, probably influenced by Venezuelans. Before, pancakes were pancakes or crêpes. I don't know what an Arepa is, but I think it's not similar to a pancake.
Are you posting from Cuba?

arepa is a corn patty

Arepa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Hi,

What's currently "in" in Miami? Do you have any favorite products such as lip balm, drink, food other things??
Thx, would help me a lot!!!
we live like the rest of america. shop at walmart, macys, Costco, family Dollar, Dollar Tree, General Dollar, JCPenny, Ross, Marshalls, Target and Kmart. We eat at fastfood restaurants like McDonalds, Wendys, Taco Bell. we don't spent the whole day sunbathing. we have to work for a living. we don't live like those folks in burn notice, dexter or CSI miami.

the main difference is that you find ethnic food but the rest of the products are pretty much the same. Food is a huge industry here and chain and fast food restaurants are very successful here.
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