|Cigar Shop Stops – New on the Trail This Year
(Tampa, FL) The Ybor City Chamber’s Ybor Aficionado Days returns Saturday, April 12th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. This upscale event, now in its 8th year, is presented by Bright House Networks and features the Chamber’s renowned Tapas Trail and unique After Party/Smoker at the historic Italian Club.
“I am really excited about this year’s event – we have focused our energy on making the Trail an even better experience,” said Andrea Gonzmart, Aficionado Committee Chair. “Aficionados is the type of event I like to go to – fun, friendly, with great food and drink along the way.” This year’s Tapas Trail features 17 of Ybor’s sidewalk cafes and fine dining establishments. New this year, are Ybor cigar shops Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Co. and Tabanero Cigars. They will be presenting a history of the cigar industry and hosting a tour of hand-rolling operations respectively.
“This up-scale event was hand-crafted by our Board to showcase the best Ybor City has to offer and to celebrate the founding of Tampa’s cigar industry,” said Tom Keating, President & CEO of the Ybor City Chamber. “Today, it has evolved into a wonderful experience for “new comers” as well as “old hands.” Whether you are a foodie, a cigar lover or just want to have a good time, join us in your National Historic Landmark District and bring the Aficionado out in you!
Advanced admission is only $35; “day of” admission at the Italian Club is $40. To register go to ybor.org or call the Chamber’s Visitor Information Center at 813.241.8838.