Snout & Co's Street Eats

Cuban sandwiches served with a side of rock 'n' roll.
Allison Austin Scheff  |   January 2012   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION

There’s a new Cuban sandwich in town, and it’s a keeper. Snout & Co.’s chef and owner, Lee Scott, serves his pickly mojo pork pressed sandwich ($7) out of a shiny black food truck.

During one autumn lunch, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” rocked the waiting crowd lined up to sample that Cuban sandwich (the best thing I tried, by far) or the pulled pork sandwich (the runner-up, $6) with a choice of habañero-honey or ancho-ginger sauce, and coriander-apple slaw.

The Cuban Bowl offers hunks of that perfectly tender pork heaped onto rice with black beans and smoked tomatillo-coconut sauce ($7.50); and there are tender collards ($3) and fried plantains with that smoky sauce ($3); the sides are just so-so.

And I wish they’d be a little more liberal with the seasonings; the slow-cooked pork is begging for a shot of salt after it’s pulled.

Various hours and locations, including South Lake Union (Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.); 206.850.0941; snoutandco.com ¢

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