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Cuban food on the menu at new business

Posted: May 15, 2012 - 11:02pm
Yoel Guillen Canpos and his wife, Michele Dyer have opened People's Place featuring Cuban and American food to go from a trailer in Lemon Creek.   Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Yoel Guillen Canpos and his wife, Michele Dyer have opened People's Place featuring Cuban and American food to go from a trailer in Lemon Creek.

Yoel Guillen Campos serves up huge dishes of steaming pork shoulder, brisket, black bean and rice at his Cuban American food cart near the Bobcat brand skid-loader dealership in Lemon Creek.

And all of Guillen Campos' Cuban plates come with a side of plantains. Fried plantains, cut into small lightly browned chunks. The outside is crispy and salty and the insides are like slightly sweet pudding. Not feeling adventurous? People's Place also serves good ol' American French fries.

Guillen Campos honed his American menu working the last several years at the Hangar on the Warf. His Cuban menu comes straight from family recipes he brought from Cuba.

Savory and spicy and vast, the No. 4 Friscase De Puerco is pork shoulder with black beans and rice, salad, plantains and plenty of hot sauce for $9.50. If one plans to eat the whole thing, be prepared to exclaim disbelief at the accomplishment of said task.

People’s Place is open Monday through Saturday fom 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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