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2nd Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival

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2nd Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival

Time: March 30, 2013 from 10:30am to 5:30pm
Location: Ybor City Saturday Market - Centennial Park
City/Town: Tampa, FL
Website or Map: http://theCubanSandwichFestiv…
Phone: (813) 407-6866
Event Type: cultural, festival
Organized By: Jolie Gonzalez
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2012

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Event Description

Searching for the BEST Cuban Sandwiches in Florida @ Ybor City Saturday Market, Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City @ 1800 E. 8th Street, Saturday March 30th 2013; 10:30AM–5:30 PM;

Back for its 2nd year, the Cuban Sandwich Festival hosted thousands of people in its inaugural 2012 year AND once again, Ybor City Streets will be closed to honor the Greatest Sandwich that Florida has ever known!


Nominate YOUR Favorite Cuban Sandwich TODAY!

Tampa, FL – The biggest names in Florida’s communities re-unite and join efforts in celebration of Florida’s Rich Cultural Food and History!  Now YOU can vote for YOUR Favorite “Cubano”, because the 2013 Cuban Sandwich Festival has added a “POPULAR” category where each registered festival visitor will be able to vote 1 time for the BIG Cuban Sandwich SMACKDOWN!  An exciting FREE COMMUNITY event the “Cuban Sandwich Festival” celebrates the richness of Florida’s cultural communities!   The Cuban Sandwich Festival is an exciting festival and contest to find THE BEST Traditional and non-Traditional Cuban Sandwiches in Florida and beyond!  


Enjoy LIVE cultural musical and dance performances and a true cultural festival featuring over 50 Latino Food, Art and Cultural Exhibitors!  Admission is FREE!

What’s NEW in 2013?  MORE Cuban Sandwiches for YOU to eat!!!   

Hosted By: ABC Action News, Lissette Campos-Perez and Hillsborough County’s Tony Morejon, in 2013, 19th Street will be lined with competing Restaurants who will not only be competing but will also be selling samples to the public!   UP to 40 Florida Restaurants participating in the Cuban Sandwich Smack down to find the BEST Cuban Sandwich in Florida, including Restaurants from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.  NOW YOU can vote too because each registered festival guest will receive 1 vote in the popular category!   


Defending their titles are the 2012 winners:

Traditional Category: 1st Place: Faedos On The Go – Who is being featured on the current National Geographic because of her BIG win in the 1st Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival!

Non-Traditional Category: 1st Place: Gaspar’s Grotto! 


Restaurants wanting to compete, please contact: Jolie@Latin-Times.com spacing is limited!  

VIP Judges: Bridgette Mill of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Ernest Hooper of the Tampa Bay Times, Jeff Houck of the Tampa Tribune, Patrick Mantiega of La Gaceta, and Vince Pardo of YCDC!  MORE VIP Judges to be announced soon!   Serving as the Czar: Steve Otto – overseeing the voting process and special guest: Yvonne Yolie Capin presenting the resolution naming the Cuban Sandwich the Historical Sandwich of Tampa!


Event Sponsored by: Latin Times Media, Inc., City of Tampa, YCDC, Tampa Latin Chamber, Ybor Saturday Market, and HART.  Exhibit and Sponsorship: Jolie@Latin-Times.com or Vpadilla@Latin-Times.com (813) 407-6866 or (813) 407-7191.  Restaurants: do you think you make the BEST Cuban in Florida? register for the contest TODAY!  Vendor/Exhibitor Spacing: Jolie@Latin-Times.com

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