Perro Caliente (hot dog)

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Tue Jan 1 15:02:28 UTC 2002

PERRO CALIENTE--"Hot dog."  Everywhere I've traveled in the Spanish-speaking world it's "hot dog," and here I see "perro caliente."  Whatever.

DOLLAR SHOP--Places where dollars are accepted instead of pesos.  (Where items may or may not be sold for exactly $1.)  It's so bizarre that the Cuban economy uses dollars!

BISTEC URUGUALLO--Beefsteak with cheese inside.  Possibly from Uruguay.

PAPAS LIONESA--Lion potatoes?  Seen at several shops.

CAJITAS--Their chicken-in-a-basket.

MARY PICKFORD--This cocktail is served all over town.  Does OED have Mary?

(The fireworks over our building were strange.  It didn't celebrate the new year--no!--but the "43rd year of the Revolution!"...Gotta go.  Be home soon--ed.)

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