UPDATE: As of 2/8/2009, Cortazar’s is closed.
Cortazar’s Deli (316 Williams in Kenner, near the river, ph. 468-5340) makes an excellent cuban sandwich. Run out and pick one up today. The deli is a family-run joint full of friendly people, with bare bones decor that leads you to believe the proprietors are focused on the food, not the atmosphere.
The sandwich, pressed to buttery, crunchy perfection, is filled with ham, cheese, pickles, and in-house roasted pork, and it comes in 8″, 10″, and bun-size versions.
The deli serves no dessert, but the Candy Basket across the street will satisfy your sweet tooth.