¿Qué bola Los Angeles? – I’m on a quest to find all things Cuban and make non-Cuban things a little more Cuban.
La Ventanita – Check out the Havana Herbs food truck on Ventura.
R con R cigarro – How to properly (mis)pronounce street names in L.A.
El exilio – Echo Park was our Little Havana in the 1960s and 1970s.
Frijoles negros y un a palo de trapear – My trip to Mambi Market and La Cubana Restaurant in Glendale.
De madre – My mom recites 4 Cuban sayings in 7 seconds.
Algunos nacen estrellas y otros estrellados – Find your favorite Cuban star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lucha libre – A night of Mexican masked wrestling at the Mayan Theater.
La comparsa – I danced, people-watched and chaperoned a Cuban dance party in the middle of Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade.
Una completa – I ate way too much at Gigi’s Bakery.
Today in Cuban Music: Habana Dreams – The Pedrito Martinez Group follows up their GRAMMY-nominated debut with the release of Habana Dreams.
Carretera central: Napa Valley – Get the most out of your road trip to wine country (including a cafesito to sober up).
El presidente – For a good time, take a van-full of Cubans to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
Today in Cuban Music: Yo Quiero Guarachar – Afro-cuban funk band PALO! released their third album and it’s tremendo rumbon.
Dos mojitos – El Floridita truly lives up to its legacy by serving a pretty mean Mojito.
Los Dodgers – Cuban Heritage Day at Dodger Stadium fue un vacilón.
El primo – Pitbull may be 305 ’til he dies, but his name lives forever in Los Angeles.
Arroz sin pollo – Vegan Cuban at Equelecuá in Inglewood is everything!
Tremendo tumbao – Afro Cuban Jazz Project performed at Hancock Park.
Carretera central: Las Vegas – Seriously, driving to Vegas is the most L.A. thing to do.
Today in Cuban Music: La dama de la percusión – One woman takes on the most machista Cuban tradition: el tambor batá.
Isla de la juventud – A day on Catalina Island is rejuvenating.
El capitolio – I walked into the house that Nat built and played his piano.
Las galletas – These are the best cookies in LA, y lo que cuenta es el cash.
Periodo especial – The happy death of 2016, Fidel Castro.
Las rosas – ¡Que cosa más bella Dios mio! Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade.
Un flan – How far would you drive for the best flan in So Cal?
El escandalo – Yorba Linda is a quiet town that’s home to the nation’s greatest scandal (so far).
El barrio – Downey is Havana West and Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe is the loudest place you’ll find there.
Today in Cuban Music: ALBITA – Que manera de esperar un disco, que manera.
Un cortadito – What’s in Temecula? Tremendo cortadito.
Independencia – Feliz 20 de mayo.
La cenicienta – Disneyland is a must see, but don’t expect to see el castillo de la cenicienta.
Meet a Cuban: Nairoby Otero – Meet the Cubanita behind the characters of ‘Til Sunday.’
Mal de ojo – Well, I’ve ruined the L.A. Galaxy with my evil eye.
Un besito – Don’t bring your besuqueo to L.A., because it’s hug-town over here.
Today in Cuban Music: Cubafonía – Daymé Arocena’s second album is representative of modern-day Cuba: optimistic, improvisational and openly Santera.
Santa Barbara bendita – If there ever was a saint that held a Cuban passport, it would be la Santa Barbara (after la Caridad del Cobre, of course). Luckily, you don’t need any ID to visit California’s Santa Barbara.
La reina – Step aboard the Queen Mary and be transported back in time.
Bellas artes – Manitos atras when you visit the Getty Villa, the Getty Center, LACMA and the Broad.