The winner of the Tampa Cuban Sandwich Festival goes to....

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Congratulations to Michelle Faedo's On the Go who took the title of the Best Cuban Sandwich in Tampa!! Michelle Faedo's On the Go is one of our famous food trucks in Tampa. Before the food truck, Michelle Faedo's was a famous restaurant located on 15th Ave in Ybor.

A beautiful shot of Michelle Faedo's On the Go Cuban Sandwich, from their facebook fan page
So I bet you are wondering if I got a chance to try the award winning sandwich yesterday. NO :( In fact, I didn't get to try any of the contestants sandwiches yesterday. After I did my Saturday morning errands, I went across the street to check out the first annual Cuban Sandwich Festival. As I mentioned here, I was extremely excited to have this in my backyard. I love that this was scheduled the same time as the Ybor City Saturday market. I even saw a vendor with some beautiful organic veggies, which I will surely be checking out next week.

Back to the Sandwich Saga. So when I got to the park, the first thing I noticed was how HOT it was outside. Second, how crowded the festival was and it wasn't even noon yet. Third, the lines that wrapped around everywhere I looked. After I did a lap and checked out all the vendors (who all had very long lines), I decided I didn't want to stand in a long line by myself. I walked across the street to La Tropicana, who ironically wasn't in the festival as they claim to have the best and the original cuban sandwich in Tampa. I have to be honest, I was a little let down because it was not the best Cuban I've ever had.

Luckily, I live in this fabulous city and will be finding Michelle Faedo's sometime this week to try out this award winning sandwich.

A special thank you to Jeff Houck who posted my Food Spotting Cuban Sandwich Festival guide on his blog

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