Don't miss Florida Conversations tomorrow, November 10th at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City featuring USF librarian Andrew Huse and Columbia Restaurant owner Richard Gonzmart. The two will discuss Huse's new book, The Columbia Restaurant:Celebrating a Century of History, Culture and Cuisine.
Huse, a librarian with the University of South Florida Libraries Special and Digital Collections, worked closely with the Gonzmart family to write this new centennial history of the famed Tampa restaurant.
With a historian's eye for accuracy and a storyteller's ear for anecdotes, Huse traces the fortunes of the Columbia from the founder, Casimiro Hernandez Sr., to his great-grandson, fourth generation restaurateur Richard Gonzmart.
Florida Conversations features authors presenting on the history, culture and people of Florida and is a partnership with the University of South Florida Libraries Florida Studies Center.
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information or to find out about upcoming lectures, visit our website or call (813) 228-0097.