Casablanca Cuban Grill owner Karina Soteras knows exactly how talented her cooks are at their job. She knows because they've been excelling in this capacity for her since long before she opened her restaurant. "The cooks are my mom and mother-in-law," she explained to Boise Weekly writer Carissa Wolf. "It's cooking just like back home." The Cuban-born women roast pork for pan con lechon sandwiches with grilled onions and garlic; shred beef for tender, savory ropa vieja; and fry sweet plantains. There's a comforting soup to try every day of the week, as long as it’s done by a jury of the soup’s peers. On Saturdays, for example, a pot of Ajiaco Cubano simmers with root vegetables indigenous to Cuba.