Talented people often take after their parents, whether it's Derek Trucks jamming in bands with his dad Butch, or Jeff Bridges slightly altering course from his father Lloyd, and picking the wrong week to start sniffing glue when he agreed to do K-PAX. For eats from two truck owners about to make their parents proud, check out Cubancube, hitting the streets Thursday.
Run by the brother/sister duo whose 'rents own the 30yrs-running Islas Canarias restaurant, Cube's a sherbet-colored truck peddling some inventive spins on Latin staples, which in turn peddle a ton of super-annoying "That Was Fácil!" buttons. The "these may change your life" croquetas are the main event: they’re stuffed with everything from ham & chicken to fish & bacon cheddar, and also fuel the more elaborate Croqueta Sliders, which pile ham croquettes, avocado, Swiss, and homemade maple bacon sauce atop two sweet buns, totally disproving everyone who says that Kim Kardashian is useless. The menu rounds out with Milanesa Bites (breaded steak nuggets slathered in ham, cheese, and Creole sauce); Bacon Lovin' Scallops w/ shrimp, cheese au gratin, and homemade golf sauce; the S3 (sweet, spicy, salty), which stuffs a sweet potato with jerked beef; and a trio of fried green plantains packed with fresh shrimp ceviche known as The 3 Amigos, so basically, it's your
Ned Nederlander Lucky Day.
While they're sadly booze-less, Cube's pushing 305-based sodas like Materva as well as mini desserts (chocolate mousse, cheesecake, Key Lime pie) served in shot glasses -- any of which're the perfect way to get out of hot water with your horribly overlooked Beau.