Maybe your foodie travels have introduced you to the famous Cuban hamburger known as the “frita.”
But what you might not know about these boldly spiced patties — traditionally covered in crunchy potato sticks — is that its purveyors guard the recipes to their particular patties like Italian mothers do their Sunday gravies.
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IF YOU GO
What: A Cuban-style frita fest. Miami’s most famous frita-maker, Ortelio Cardenas, hosts up-and-coming chef Alberto Cabrera.
When: Tonight, June 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: El Mago de las Fritas, 5828 S.W. Eighth Street, Miami; 305-266-8486; ElMagoDeLasFritas.com
Opening this summer: Frita Shop by Alberto Cabrera; 1315 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables; FritaShop.com