Attempt at World's Longest Cuban Sandwich
When: 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday, August 18, 2012
Where: Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Campus, 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605. Call 813-253-7674
Free: Donations requested to a fund to help baby Emberlynn
The record for the biggest Cuban Sandwich was set in December 2011 by Miami when sandwichers in that city made a 30-foot Cuban Sandwich. On Saturday, August 18th, Tampa restaurants will beat that record by making a 36-foot long Cuban Sandwich. The sandwich will then donated to a local organization to feed the homeless.
The attempt at the record will be a highlight of a festival honoring the Cuban Sandwich with tastings from favorite restaurants, including the winners of the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival Contest. Twenty restaurants will be present with their specialties.
The festival will include live music and dance performances, a Kidz ZONE, an antique car show, a cigar area, an old-fashioned barber and a domino tournament.
Tampa City Councilwoman Yvonne (Yolie) Capin will present a resolution naming the historical Cuban Sandwich as the official sandwich of Tampa, and the recognizing the Cuban Sandwich Festival winners on stage. The winners are:
1st place - Michelle Faedo's On The Go (Tampa)
2nd place - The Stone Soup Company (Ybor City)
3rd place - Cafe Masaryktown (Masaryktown / Hernando County, FL)
1st place - Gaspar's Grotto (Ybor City)
2nd place - Ronni Pastrami's (Pinellas Park, FL)
3rd place - Cuban Guys Restaurant (Hialeah / Broward County, FL)
The event is sponsored by Latin Times Media, Inc., City of Tampa, YCDC, Tampa City Council, The Cuban Club, Hilton Gardens, Centro Tampa, Imaginary Mind Productions and the Tampa Latin Chamber.
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.