Ybor City is a "city within a city" in Tampa, and it's known for its cigars, Columbia Restaurant, roosters and beer -- an odd combo, but it gives the place character. Ybor used to be the Cigar Capital of the World. Factories produced 700 million cigars a year, and they were ALL hand-rolled in the Cuban tradition. A few places still produce using the same methods, and the tobacco aroma melds nicely with the smell of Cuban sandwiches, coffee, and freshly baked Cuban bread. Speaking of bread, the original Columbia Restaurant opened in 1905 in Ybor and is more than a restaurant; it's like a museum where you can enjoy delicious food (including Cuban bread baked fresh daily at La Segunda Bakery since 1915) and a flamenco dance show. The wild chickens and roosters that currently reside in Ybor City are direct descendants of the chickens that lived in the backyards of the neighborhood's earliest dwellers over 100 years ago. While a small minority of residents have complained about the noise, most people, especially visitors, enjoy seeing them around. Finally, in keeping with what's popular today, Ybor has become a beer destination with a few popular breweries, including Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Zydeco Brew Werks, and Rock Brothers Brewing. Residential options in Ybor include historic homes, Craftsman style bungalows, and urban-style condos and townhomes that come with great amenities and are in the center of all the activity.