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Cuban Sandwich Festival Announces Winners

Posted By LocalShops1 , Sunday, March 22, 2015
Updated: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congratulations to longtime LocalShops1 member & two-time Top Local Chef winner Ramon Hernandez and his staff at Pipos Cuban Cafe on Bay Pines! They were one of the winners in the fourth annual Cuban Sandwich Festival March 20-22, 2015, in Tampa. Participating restaurants were asked to submit a different sandwich in several categories. Here are the winners:


Non-Traditional Cuban Sandwich:
1. La Septima, Brandon 
2. WheelHouse Deli, Panama City
3. Pipos Cuban Cafe on Bay Pines, St Petersburg/Seminole

Tampa Historic Cuban Sandwich:
1. The Floridian, Tampa
2. Docho's Concession, St. Petersburg
3. Papa Joe's, Tampa


Popular Cuban Sandwich
1. Stone Soup Company, Ybor City 
2. Dochos Concessions, St. Petersburg 
3. La Septima, Brandon


Best Cuban Sandwich in the World 
1. Tia's Authentic Latin Food, Largo 
2. The Floridian, Tampa
3. Alhoa, Tampa

Photo provided by LocalShops1 member Ebony Grimsley of Above Promotions in Tampa. Above Promotions handled PR and marketing for the festival.


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