Frita Showdown Numero Dos – Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM

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My ode to Cuban culture event, Frita Showdown presented by Burger Maker returns to Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Avenue) this Wednesday August 13th from 7-10PM.

El Rey de las Fritas return to defend their 2013 Frita showdown win against Bread + Butter Counter, Cuban Guys, El Mago de las Fritas, FINKA Table & Tap and Latin House.

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A panel of judges with some real food pedigrees will be judging and choosing who will be the “Best Frita en el Mundo” for 2014. Clockwise: Chef Richard Hales (BlackBrick, Dim Ssam a Gogo and Sakaya Kitchen), John Kunkel (CEO of 50 Eggs Inc – Khong River House, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Swine Southern and Yardbird), Roxanne Vargas (host of the NBC 6 lifestyle and entertainment show, “6 in the Mix”) and Jose Mendin (Chef/Partner of Pubbelly restaurants and the new L’echon Brasserie)

Frita Showdown 2014

This year the 200 attendees can get in on the act of voting as we will also have a People’s Choice Award courtesy of Goya Foods.

Frita Showdown 2014

The $35 ticket includes all of the Food & Drinks listed below as well as a Frita Cubana from each one of the competitors:

A Westchester special, Pincho Factory is teaming up with Rio Cristal for the #CroqueFrita: Beef Chorizo Croqueta Patty with Cuban Café Caramelized Onions and topped with the beloved Rio Cristal Papitas.

Frita Showdown 2014

Sangria Don Chu will be serving their award winning Sangria.

Frita Showdown 2014

Cawy will again have crowd favorites Jupiña and Materva with the diet versions for those of you who lie to yourselves out there.

Frita Showdown 2014

Fantastic Pastelitos, Gilbert’s Bakery and Sweetness Bake Shop will be serving up perfect desserts to compliment the Fritas. And you’ll even be able to get a Cafecito or Cortadito from Bustelo too.

Frita Showdown 2014

Chef Reuben Ruiz (Season 10 of Next Food Network Star) will be raffling off some gift cards to Airport Cafe & Liquors, Cuban Guys, El Rey de las Fritas, FINKA Table & Tap, Latin House, Rio Cristal and selling these limited edition BB Approved Bags with all proceeds going to No Kid Hungry!

Frita Showdown

On Monday August 11th I was on NBC 6 in the Mix talking Frita Showdown with Eileen Andrade from FINKA Table & Tap and host Roxanne Vargas:

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