Huse, Andrew T.
University of South Florida Libraries
Richard Gonzmart discusses the Columbia Restaurant's partners and bakeries, as well as the creation of certain Columbia dishes, such as Spanish Bean Soup and the Cuban sandwiches. He comments on the role of family members and key employees in the business and the importance of partnering with other family businesses. The expansion of the restaurant in the early years, the adoption of Don Quixote as a mascot, and his role in the recovery of the company after his father's death are also discussed.
Cooking, Spanish, Cooking, Cuban, Restaurant management, Restaurants, Florida, Tampa, Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
1 sound file (140 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Cooking, Spanish; Cooking, Cuban; Restaurant management; Restaurants
Florida; Tampa; Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
Oral histories; Online audio
University of South Florida
Columbia Spanish Restaurant Oral History Project
Gonzmart, Richard, "Richard Gonzmart" (2008). Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project. 3.