News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts / Culture

Few Miami Takers for Tampa's Cuban Sandwich Festival

Cuban_Sandwich_must_be_wrapped_in_tissue_0.JPG

Saturday May 26 in Ybor City's Centennial Park there's an event billed as the Cuban Sandwich Festival where the best Cuban sandwich in Florida will be judged.

Restaurants from Tampa and Miami have been invited to compete.

But, in the wake of Tampa City Council passing a resolution proclaiming the Tampa concoction the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich," Victor Padilla, festival co-organizer, says only one Miami eatery had the nerve to enter 'enemy' territory.

"So far we've only had one. I guess the rest chickened out," says Padilla.

Up to 40 restaurants will compete Saturday between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm to have their Cuban declared the "Best Cuban Sandwich in Florida."

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.