Cuban Sandwich War: Tampa vs. Miami
These two Floridian cities are in a battle over which one has the better Cuban sandwich. NPR's Miami and Tampa newsrooms have stepped in to make eloquent arguments for both sides. We suggest you read what each city has to say, and If you have an opinion go to NPR and vote for your favorite sandwich. Right now Tampa's in the lead:
Tampa's version includes salami, and it might have a swipe of mayo, depending on who's making it. Each city uses differently-shaped bread. Those are about the only substantive differences.
Now, most food historians agree the sandwich was invented in Tampa's Ybor City, but that's not the end of our story.
On Thursday, the Tampa City Council officially renamed the Cuban sandwich the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich."
Thus, the gauntlet was thrown.