TAMPA (Sept. 6, 2022)—The authors of a new book on the history of the Cuban sandwich will reveal their surprising findings during the next Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting Sept. 16.
Was the Cuban sandwich really invented in Tampa? Is it even a Cuban sandwich if it’s not hot and pressed? Is Miami the real home of the Cuban sandwich? And how did this simple mix of savory ingredients become known as a Cuban sandwich?
Relying on historical documents from Cuba to Tampa and beyond, authors Andy Huse, Báarbara Cruz and Jeff Houck explore the evolution of Tampa’s signature sandwich in their new book, “The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers.”
Their findings will challenge what you think you know about the sandwich, which will be served for lunch prepared by presenting sponsor Tony’s Ybor Catering.
The authors will sign and sell books, and will be available for interviews before or afterward.
The Sept. 16 program begins promptly at noon in the ballroom of the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba in Ybor City. The meeting is open to the public. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Go to tigerbayclub.com for tickets.
The Tampa Tiger Bay Club, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan political group that presents lively discussions on important issues and candidates running for office.