Question: What’s sweet, flaky, and rarely found in this zip code? (Besides your flight attendant roomie who forgets to pay rent.)
Answer: authentic pastelitos.
Thanks to Miami transplants and Sugarloft bakers Stacie and Manny Rodriguez, you can now feast on the melt-in-your-mouth Cuban puff pastries further inland.
Choose between the traditional guava jam-filled guayaba or queso (sweet cream cheese); indecisive types can enjoy a combo of the two. If savory is more your speed, spring for the pollo or carne varieties.
Not to be overlooked: arroz con leche (creamy rice pudding), Key lime pie, and Mexican wedding cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
As if you didn’t already have a soft spot for your new neighbors.
Photo: Courtesy of Sugarloft