Historic Miami bar to host tomato fight
MIAMI (WSVN) -- There's no need to travel to Spain for the famous tomato fight festival, Miami's oldest bar is bringing it's own version for the second time.
Tobacco Road Bar will be hosting it's own version of Spain's tomato fight in Brickell this Saturday: the Flying Tomato Smash & Bash.
The tomato smash stems from Spain's traditional La Tomatina Festival. Every year since 1957, thousands have gathered in the streets of Spain to throw and smash tomatoes.
James Goll, Tobacco Road marketing director, said, "Basically we go down to Homestead, some of the farms that we use. We pick the tomatoes that aren't ready for the grocery store, unfit to eat. We bring them down here, invite 1500 of our closest friends, let them come down here and get out some aggression and have a good time."
Brickell's event last year brought out over 1,200 guests and almost 900 participating in the Smash & Bash.
Around 150,000 tomatoes are expected to be smashed this weekend.
For those less brave or unwilling to get sauced, a safety zone will be set up for spectators to enjoy all the action.
Registration for the festival is set to start at 12 p.m. at Tobacco Road. The festivities will include food and drinks.
For more information: www.tobacco-road.com.
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