The national press in the USA has let everyone know that demon spawn Mariela Castro accepted an unmerited award in Philadelphia last weekend and that she visited the Liberty Bell and other local sights.
The local press has added one more detail: the celebrated “sexologist” also went to one of Philly’s two faux-Cuban restaurants, Cuba Libre.
So, Princess Mariela doubled down on irony while in Philadelphia, going from the Liberty Bell to a restaurant that ostensibly celebrates a Free Cuba.
Cuba Libre Restaurant opened in Philadelphia in the early 2000’s and its success has allowed it to branch out to Atlantic City, Washington D.C., and Orlando. (Web site HERE.)
The owner of Cuba Libre — who is not Cuban — has been a genius at marketing an image as well as an overpriced menu that would give an “embolia” to most of the older diners at Versailles or La Carreta in Miami.
In 2003 he vowed to provide free drinks for everyone, all night long, whenever Fidel Castro dies. This writer was present when he made such a promise at the Philadelphia restaurant.
Great for publicity, yes, but a hypocritical gesture. It seems that such a promise was never mentioned to Princess Mariela and her entourage, and that publicity trumped principles this past weekend.
Allowing the Princess to set foot in the ironically-named Cuba Libre Restaurant was as shameful and reprehensible as granting her a visa to visit the U.S. and bestowing her with an award. The glibness with which her visit to Cuba Libre was reported added insult to the injury.
Bastards, all of them. Cabrones. $#@!*&^@!
So, please, keep this great betrayal of the Cuban people in mind the next time you find yourself looking for a place to dine in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Washington D.C. , or Orlando. The Cuba Libre restaurant chain does not care in the least for the freedom of the Cuban people.
Castro’s daughter at Cuba Libre
In town to accept an award from the Equality Forum for her gay-rights advocacy, Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of former President Fidel Castro, stopped for Sunday brunch at Cuba Libre in Old City with her husband. And plenty of security.
(What? You thought she went out for cheesesteaks at Geno’s?)