Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tampa's Oldest Restaurant
During the Spanish - American War the Rough Riders gained local fame when they gayly galloped into the small restaurant, and the Latin inhabitants termed the escapade "The Charge Of The Yellow Rice Brigade."
Erected 1962 by The Civitan Club Of Ybor City.
Location. 27° 57.617′ N, 82° 26.606′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on E. 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa, between N. 14th & N. 15th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birth Of Ybor City (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel De La Havana (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 400 feet away, La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion (about 400 feet away); Ybor City's First Fire Station (about 500 feet away); José Martí (about 500 feet away); “Cuba” (about 500 feet away); Roland M. Manteiga (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Also see . . . South Florida Sun-Sentinel , Feb. 8, 2004 Story. Thanks to cigars, Ybor City smokin'
The cavalry charge was along Ybor City's main street, Seventh Avenue, and into the town's oldest restaurant, Las Novedades. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,894 times since then. Last updated on June 9, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.