The Cuban restaurant around the corner from us, Cubanos, serves a fine ropa vieja but the price is not as appetizing. An upcoming road-trip will take me through Pittsburgh where we will hopefully get to peruse The Warhol Museum and then patronize Conflict Kitchen. What a novel idea!
Conflict Kitchen is a restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by events, performances, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with the culture, politics, and issues at stake within the focus country. The restaurant rotates identities every few months in relation to current geopolitical events.
$7 ropa vieja and an education! Hard to beat (unless it tastes like tires in which case, maybe our local eats has got the right idea).