At the Frita Showdown, we crown the “Best Frita en el Mundo” every year.

DEDICATION TO LOS ABUELOS

Every year as Frita Showdown gets closer, I always think of how lucky I was to have such great grandparents in my life who instilled great pride in our Cuban heritage.

I would wake up to the smell of Bustelo in the morning courtesy of either Abuelo or Abuela.

Abuela would always ask if I wanted some cafe con leche.

Abuelo was always overcooking the Cuban bread in the toaster oven.

He stopped in at El Arte (R.I.P.) or La Suiza Bakeries pretty much every day after work to get himself some pastelitos for the late afternoon.

When I’d get home from school, Abuela was always prepping dinner as my Dad, Mom, and Abuelo were at work.

We’d sit and watch her work her magic.

My Abuelos are no longer around, but the Frita Showdown was, is and will continue to be dedicated to them.

The first three Frita Showdowns were a stand-alone event, but due to its growing popularity, it was added to the Croquetapalooza extravaganza in 2016.

El Rey de las Fritas is a five-time Frita Showdown champion. Only El Mago de las Fritas who won the People’s Choice Award in 2015, has been able to defeat them.

5 Frita Showdown events have happened with the last one being in August 2017.

Since then, the Frita Showdown has been on a hiatus but could return at any moment.


Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Judge’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas


Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Judge’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas
People’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas


Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Judge’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas
People’s Choice Winner: El Mago de las Fritas


Friday, August 19th, 2016

People’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas


Friday, August 25th, 2017

People’s Choice Winner: El Rey de las Fritas

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