Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, which opened in late summer 2013 in Glendale’s CitySet complex, is the next chapter in Kristy Socarras Bigelow’s success story. She could be a poster child for the American Dream: A Cuban-American from Miami whose family didn’t allow her to go to college -- “Cuban moms are strict,” she explains -- and who had little restaurant experience, she opened Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar in the Golden Triangle in 2001, and it quickly became a hot spot. A decade later, she introduced a fast-casual sandwich-shop spinoff in Boulder: Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria. By the time the concept came to Glendale, Socarras Bigelow had a new partner, a restaurant-industry veteran who saw big potential in the concept; the new sandwicheria also had a couple of improvements over the original in Boulder, including a friendly bar area. "This area is rocking, and, well, it could use some great Cuban cuisine,” says Socarras Bigelow. “Every neighborhood needs Cuban cuisine.” And if this new, improved Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria takes off, soon many more neighborhoods will have it.