Opposition candidate wins in Venezuela's cradle of Chavismo
Voters in the home state of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez have picked an opposition candidate for governor in a closely watched special election called after the contender representing that faction in November’s regular contest was retroactively disqualified as he was ahead in the vote count.
Miami Becomes "Croqueta County" for Croqueta Day
In 2018, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez officially acknowledged the area's obsession with croquetas by naming October 1 "Croqueta Day." Fast-forward two years, and, thanks to a marketing campaign from Islas Canarias, Miamians can now proudly proclaim they live in "Croqueta County." If you want to become a resident of Croqueta County Islas Canarias-style, you can do so at the croquetacounty.com website, where you can also download Croqueta County-branded screensavers or buy a T-shirt ($15). Photo by Alex FernandezIf you have a more nontraditional love affair with croquetas, Dos Croquetas (10505 SW 40th St., Miami; 305-912-3672) offers a few exciting additions to its menu. The Flamin' Hot Cheetos Chicken croqueta ($1.99) is made with chicken, roasted japapeño, and a cheddar/jack cheese blend and coated in, yes, Flamin' Hot Cheetos.miaminewtimes.com
Celebrate Croqueta Day With Miami's Best Fried Bites
Miami-Dade County has proclaimed October 1 Croqueta Day. To celebrate, many of Miami's favorite restaurants are offering deals on croquetas and some of them are giving Miami's favorite snack food away. This Saturday, October 5, check out a special croqueta burger a marriage of Gonzalez's own meat patty and Sergio's croquetas (price TBD). Vicky BakeryVarious locationsvickybakery.com Various locationsOn Croqueta Day, all 15 Vicky Bakery locations will offer a free "Vicky croqueta" while supplies last. The offer is good for one free croqueta per person.miaminewtimes.com