If you love Cuban sandwiches, you’ll love Bebit’s new pop sandwich. For a limited time, chef / cafe owner Jason Odio teamed up with New York chef Louie Estrad to combine their talents – and Cuban roots – to create several special sandwiches.
Guest judge and competitor on both Shredded i Beat Bobby Flay, Estrada is perhaps best known for serving as a “boss”. It is considered one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the city, from where it is served My Cuban point, Ventanite Variety based in Brooklyn.
As a result of the closure of the COVID-19 restaurant in New York City, Estrada returned to Miami to spend time with family. A native of Miami, Odia first met in high school. They remained friends, later working together on the local nightlife scene before Estrada moved to New York in 2007.
Since both chefs have concepts modeled on Cuban roots, they decided to offer a limited series of Estrada’s award-winning Cuban sandwiches while he was in town.
“Whenever Louie visited Miami after moving to New York, he would always come to me and show love,” Odio explains. “When I saw that he had recently visited Bebito, I told him we should do something while he was in town. I was dying to try his food and I thought it would be a good opportunity to have some fun during these difficult times.”
The jumping tandem started last Saturday, September 12. For the next two weeks, the series will continue, offering a different look at Estrada’s Cuban sandwiches every weekend until Sunday, September 27th.
This weekend, a sandwich called “This little pig needs bread” will feature slow-cooked pork leg, mojo and potato sticks on Cuban bread. Next weekend will highlight the classic Cuban with layers of ham, Swiss, pork, pickles and mustard.
Guests can pre-order a special weekend sandwich for $ 15 via Eventbrite. Pick-up is available from noon to 4pm, and orders are limited to around 200 sandwiches a day.
Bebito’s. 1504 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 786-353-2829; bebitos.cafe.