When Paul Davalos, the owner of the one-week-old El Burrito Loco (900 Swift, North Kansas City), saw the scathing comments from Pitch
readers about his Cuban sandwich in last week's Fast Pitch post
, he didn't get angry or defensive. He snapped into action.
"The commenters were complaining that our Cubano sandwich was a ham sandwich with ketchup!" says Texas-born Davalos. "I told our chef that maybe that's what a Cuban sandwich was for him, growing up outside of Havana, but that's not what we were going to be serving here."
Effective today, Cuban-born Jorges Perales has changed the sandwich to reflect what most Kansas City diners know a Cuban sandwich to be: roast pork (the sandwich could use a little bit more, actually, but the pork is very good), thin slices of ham, mustard, house-made pickles, and Swiss cheese. No more ketchup.
"I told Jorges, 'I want a Miami
Cuban sandwich.' I've already changed the bread we were using. I'd like to start using baguettes," Davalos says.