Hi friends!! WORDS cannot express my excitement right now. I have been named an official judge of Ybor City's 2nd Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival! This annual event is taking place on May 30th from 10:30 - 5:30 at Centennial Park, 1800 8th Ave, Tampa.
As a 2nd year Ybor resident, I take high pride in the Cuban Sandwich and have turned into quite the snob regarding the delicious meaty, crispy buttery pressed sandwich (bring on the pickles, leave the tomatoes). Check out this video for more information on the event. Join us and you will enjoy live cultural musical and dance performances along with 50 Latino Food, Art and Cultural Exhibitors! Attendees will be able to try sample platters provided by the competing vendors to Vote on the Popular Vote Category through a texting Vote method. Admission is FREE! (but come early, it will be busy)!
Since I take photos of pretty much everything I eat, I figured I would share a few contestants showing up this weekend. Starting off with the second place runner up, Stone Soup, from the 2012 (I hate to claim I have never experienced a Cuban from the grand winner, Michelle Faedo)!
Stay tuned to hear who the takes home the rights of the best Cuban Sandwich from the home of Cuban Sandwiches!