My Sample Restaurant Letter

THE LOST CUBAN

ENJOY A NEW EXPERIENCE WITH GREAT COMPANY THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT IOWA’S ONLY CUBAN RESTAURANT… THE LOST CUBAN

Dear Laura,

I recently discovered Cedar Rapids premier Cuban restaurant, the Lost Cuban. You and I have often discussed the fact that we’re each bored with the dozen Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and other restaurants in the area, and I’d heard of the Lost Cuban, so it was on my short list of places to try.

I’m so very glad I did.

The Lost Cuban is located in Cedar Rapids newly-revitalized downtown. I arrived after 6 pm, which is, happily, when the downtown parking meters and parking garages turn Free, so parking was a breeze.

The place has open seating, and looks more like a lunch place, but we’re here for the food, not the atmosphere.

My drink was a Sangria. Sarah ordered a mojito.

The other patrons were in a celebratory mood, and that rubbed off on us. We were having a blast when the food arrived.

I ordered the Cuban Sandwich. Sarah ordered the Ropa Vieja, a savory dish that consists of shredded stewed beef with vegetables. It is typical for ropa vieja to have a sweet undertone due to the use of fully ripe red bell peppers. Sarah confirmed that it was marvelous, while my Torta Cubana was the best I’ve had this side of Miami.

I’ll pick you up Friday at 6, so we can get to The Lost Cuban in time.

You will not regret a single mouthful.

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