Cuban Sandwich Show
Food for Thought:
Forum on the History of Food in Tampa
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery
Performing Arts Building
2204 N. 15th St.
9 a.m: Café Cubano and Cuban Toast Reception and Artists talk (free)
Art Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curator David Audet and several artists will discuss the labyrinth of spaces and works they created in the gallery to illuminate the mysterious qualities of Tampa. The show runs through August 30.
10 a.m: History of Food in Tampa Panel discussion (free)
Panelists: Moderator Tom Scherberger, Communications Director, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus and former food writer for the St. Petersburg Times; Gary Mormino, USF scholar and historian; Yoli Capin, Tampa City Council; E.J. Salcines, Senior Judge, District Court of Appeal; Andy Huse, USF librarian and historian.
1:30 p.m: Living in America: 100 Years of Ybor Film screening (free)
Director Gayla Jamison screens and hosts a panel discussion of her one-hour documentary. Included with the screening will be samples of the various Ybor cuisines mentioned in the film.
Panelists: Moderator Dr. Susan Greenbaum, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at University of South Florida; Filmmaker Gayla Jamison from Atlanta, GA; Judith Vilavianis, artist born in Ybor City and a subject in the film; Don Barco, owner of King Carona Cigar Bar; Joe Howden, artist and tour guide for Ybor City; Michelle and Robert Faedo, winners of the “Best Cuban Sandwich in Florida 2012”, and food truck owners.
3:30 p.m: I Am a Cuban Sandwich Theater performance($5.)
Written and directed by Richard and Mary Ellen DiPietra, and performed by Richard, the play describes growing up in Ybor City in the 1950’s, illuminating the sights, smells and colorful characters that inspired him to write this love story to a small but complex town.