Sometimes I feel hopelessly behind in my blog. Up till now, I haven’t written a thing about our one fine day in St Augustine, Florida, with Manny and Janett Herrero. This was back on February 17, 2010. It was a cool morning in northern Florida.
Now our hard-working editor Kevin Conrad has prepared a short segment that shows some of the footage we captured that day. He’s been making these “tastes” of the various places for our website, and when Kevin gets them together, then Ryan Krumm makes the computer files that we need, then Jay Volk puts them up on the Breakfast Special website, and Mike Cuccaro uploads these clips to YouTube too.
So we had gone to St Augustine to check out the breakfast specials at this little Cuban café called La Herencia. I found it on line and was instantly impressed by the very positive comments left by customers, regulars as well as tourists passing through the oldest city in North America.
Aviles Street claims to be the oldest street in America, and it is just off Plaza de la Constitución in the very heart of St Augustine. La Herencia is at number 4 Aviles Street. Impressive address. Not hard to find.
We got to sample several dishes that day. Manny creates all the wonderful food on tiny gas burners in he kitchen. Janett makes the coffee, and several patrons that day told us that the café con leche alone was worth stopping for. We learned how true that was.
But we also were impressed with Manny’s Cuban-American breakfast creation that he calls the guajiro. Cuban bread with egg on top, then black beans, chunks of pork, salsa and cheese. Delicious, filling and unusual. Just what we had hoped to find.