About The Cuban Sandwich Show
While all the art must be exclusively about Tampa and/or Cuban sandwiches (our chosen symbol of Tampa — slightly tongue-in-cheek), the artists can be from anywhere. Thus, whatever the art form — visual arts, photography, video, dance, theater, music, cuisine, poetry, literature — the root subject is Tampa and its past, present, and/or future. And for those of you who ask, yes, Ybor City is the heart of Tampa.
The Cuban Sandwich Show is an expanded version of a very popular annual arts exhibition was that originated in Ybor City in 1991 by Gordon and Denise Mhyre and continued in Seminole Heights for a number of years. The 2011 Cuban Sandwich Show marked the twentieth year anniversary and was a major expansion of the event.
Taste of Sandwiche Cubano Food Fest
When: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday August 18, 2012
Where: Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Campus, 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605
(moved from Cuban Club)
Ticket: free admission, $ for food
Food fest featuring traditional Tampa cuisine, including an attempt to create the world's longest Cuban Sandwich, besting Miami's 30-foot long record set in December 2011, winners of the Cuban Sandwich Festival held in Ybor in May, and Cuban sandwiches from numerous local restaurants; plus roast pork, deviled crabs, empanadas, flan.
Rooster Promenade and BBQ!
When: 6:00pm Sunday August 19, 2012
Where: Big Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ, 1609 18th Street, Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Dirty Shame, 1929 E. 7th Avenue, all in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Ticket: Free admission; $ for food
Lots of BBQ and drinks, live music, and a costumed Rooster Promenade parade open to everybody: children, dogs, pirates, hipsters, and, of course, fowl of all feathers.