Hispanic Heritage Month: The story of the oldest existing restaurant in Florida

We’re highlighting the impact Latinos have had on the Tampa Bay area for Hispanic Heritage Month. This is the story of the oldest existing restaurant in Florida, told by Andrea Gonzmart Williams, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of the restaurant. It was started by a Cuban immigrant and is a staple of Ybor City.“My great-great-grandfather, Casimiro Hernandez Sr., came to Ybor City at the turn of the century like so many other Cuban and Spanish and German and Italian immigrants did at the turn of the century,” said Gonzmart Williams.She said Hernandez Sr. began working at the Florida Brewery right

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