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12:04 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Croqueta Comeback: Shuttered Barley & Swine Wins Croquetapalooza

Kendall's Finka Table & Tap dazzled with their chicken croqueta.
Credit Gregory Castillo / WLRN

Past the flashing lights of slot machines and green poker tables, a battle for fried finger food supremacy raged on at the Magic City Casino Sunday afternoon. 

Hundreds gathered for Croquetapalooza, the first event of its kind, honoring the crispy, gooey Cuban snack.

"This is an idea we had to simply find out who has the best croqueta in Miami," says Sef Gonzalez, event mastermind and creator of the Burger Beast blog. 

Ten restaurants accepted the challenge of creating the best possible dish for what was the Super Bowl of croquetas. 

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