Ball & Chain was featured in Smarter Traveller in an article about the best cuban restaurants in Miami
For a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine, pop into one of these 10 stand-out Cuban restaurants in Miami…Just next door to Azucar Ice Cream Company lies one-time saloon Ball & Chain, which got its start during the Depression. In the 1950s, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker were among the circuit of talented musicians who performed at the club, which was converted into a furniture shop a decade later. Now Ball & Chain has embraced its Cuban surroundings and is one of Little Havana’s most vibrant lounges, with live salsa and jazz bands playing in the open-air bar and dining area. While it serves as a neighborhood nightlife institution, Ball & Chain doubles as a great Cuban restaurant in Miami with tapas-style dishes like housemademariquitas de maduro (sweet plantain chips) and chicharrones(fried pork belly).