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Elizabeth Turnbull
Old Havana Sandwich Shop
310 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 667-9525

Accolades and Awards

Accolades

INDY Week Best of the Triangle
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Durham Magazine Best of Durham
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Greg Cox, News and Observer
Best Restaurants in the Triangle 2014, 2016

NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2015

Speaking engagements

Durham County Public Library
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Our State

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"In Durham, a city of dreamers and doers, Elizabeth Turnbull, Roberto Copa Matos, and their sandwich shop, Old Havana, represent both categories."

Full article feature in Our State Magazine. 

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Lost and Found: Old Havana Sandwich Shop Unearths the Culinary Gems of Cuba's Past in a Revelatory Dinner Series

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Lost and Found: Old Havana Sandwich Shop Unearths the Culinary Gems of Cuba's Past in a Revelatory Dinner Series 

"The small restaurant, which just celebrated six years, occupies a 1920s structure that formerly housed the Durham Sun newspaper. With its grandiose arched windows, coffered ceilings, and creaky wood floors, the historic space sits just one block east of Durham's downtown hype... [Roberto's] pork, locally and sustainably raised, is the best in town."

–from the article published February 22, 2017
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Article by Victoria Bouloubasis. Photo by Alex Boerner.

The Dish in Durham Magazine

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"The cuban expression le zumba el merequetén probably comes closest to describing the nirvana-like contentment following a meal at Old Havana Sandwich Shop. There's no defnite, literal translation of the phrase, but basically, it means "mind-blowing." That about caputres this downotwn place that celebrates the best of Cuban culture, featuring pieces from Cuban artists and evenings dedicated to Latin music and dancing."

–from the December/January 2012 issue

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Coming Home: The Best of Durham 2016

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Coming Home

"Whether it's choosing local heritage pork to make dishes that reflect Havana's heyday as a bustling 19th-century port city or creating modern meals that reflect the diversity of the Latin experience in America, they ground every decision in a guiding principle of authenticity."

–from the August 2016 issue

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"Cuban Soul in the Heart of Durham"

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"I watched Roberto under a tan fedora,in a light blue collared shirt and white apron as he placed a small ceramic bowl onto a scale and meticulously weighed out salt for each piece of meat."

Read the full article on La Buena Vida Magazine.

photo courtesy of Toriano Fredericks

Talk of Our Towns: Durham Magazine Podcast

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Talk of Our Towns with Durham Magazine's Andrea Griffith

"Andrea chats with Old Havana Sandwich Shop’s Roberto about his recent trips back to his native Cuba, the lost dishes of Cuba that he is recreating as part of special dinners on the third Friday of every month and the small farm he has started in Hillsborough to ensure his customers eat globally and locally at the same time."

–Episode 26

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News and Observer

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Named one of 'Triangle's Best Restaurants You Need to Taste in 2014' by Greg Cox

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