Decembers are always jam packed. There’s gift shopping, holiday concerts, family gatherings, charity events and so on and so forth. When I get home most evenings, I’m exhausted and more than happy to fork out a few bucks for someone else to make me some food.

Thank heavens for the GrubHub app. Just a few taps on my iPhone, and hot food is on the way. I even set up Apple Pay to pay from the app. No cash, no hassle. Brilliant! Just throw on some sweatpants, cue up a good movie and wait for your dinner to arrive at your doorstep.

This weekend, when the snow was really coming down, I had no desire to venture out into it. So I fired up GrubHub and tapped out an order from Jose’s Cuban Sandwich Shop & Deli. I opted for the Media Noche (the Midnight), a traditional Cuban sandwich with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, onion, mustard and mayonnaise, all served on a sweet bun and grilled.

This sandwich is melty, gooey perfection, and it’s just $6. For $2 more, you can get the combo that comes with rice and beans. It’s a great companion on evenings that are more Netflix and chow than Netflix and chill.

Winter is here, and there will be plenty of nights where the weather outside will be frightful. So log in to GrubHub and order up some delightful Cuban fare from Jose’s. And tip well. Those delivery drivers are risking icy roads and windburn so that you barely have to get your butt off the couch.

Note: Jose’s Cuban Sandwich & Deli is operating out of a temporary location following a fire at its Grand River Avenue shop. It is still open for delivery.


Jose’s Cuban Sandwich & Deli
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday; noon-2 a.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday
(517) 862-8420,

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