Latin House won Miami’s Best Sandwich at the Gay8 Festival

Gay 8 Festival 2018

The inaugural Miami’s Best Sandwich Festival at the Gay8 Festival is in the books, and we have a winner.

Chef Michell Sandwich with Gay8 Festival Best Sandwich Trophy
Latin House Chef Michell Sandwich with Best Sandwich Trophy

Latin House won with their Vaca Frita Sandwich (Hand pulled Vaca Frita with a 3 Cheese Blend, Roma Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Lime infused Onions, and Garlic Butter on a lightly pressed Cuban Bread). The sandwich came with Mariquitas (fried plantains) and a Black Bean Dip, also crazy good.

Gay8 Festival Judges
Miami’s Best Sandwich Judges (l-r): Burger Beast, Cari Garcia, Diandra Lamas, Carlos Frias & Reuben Ruiz

The Judges were Carlos Frias (Miami Herald Food Editor), Cari Garcia (Fatgirl Hedonist), Diandra Lamas (Yelp Miami Community Manager), Reuben Ruiz (Next Food Network Star & Chef/Owner of Airport Cafe), and yours truly, Burger Beast.

Latin House Vaca Frita Sandwich, picture by Diandra Lamas
Latin House Vaca Frita Sandwich, picture by Diandra Lamas

It was a unanimous decision by all five judges that the Vaca Frita Sandwich was the winner.

A special THANK YOU to the 9 participants on this first edition of Miami’s Best SandwichDoce ProvisionsEl ExquisitoLa CamaroneraLatin HouseMixtoOdaly’s Delight CafeSanguich de MiamiSergio’s and Tio Colo.

I can’t wait for next year to see who steps up to the plate to challenge Latin House for the title of Miami’s Best Sandwich!

The Gay8 Festival Winning Sandwich with the Trophy, picture by Carlos Frias
The Winning Sandwich with the Trophy, picture by Carlos Frias

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