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Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS Encourages City of Buffalo Restaurants to Apply for the 30th Festival

by ahackett
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 03:00 pm

Buffalo, NY - Attention Buffalo restaurants! Whether you're on Elmwood, Delaware or Hertel or cater to patrons in Riverside, South Buffalo or the Eastside, the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is encouraging you to apply to participate July 13 and 14. This summer marks the festival's 30th birthday celebration. Created in 1984 to support and promote downtown and showcase Buffalo's fabulous food scene, the Taste looks to make this year the best one yet and festival organizers look forward to the participation of more City of Buffalo restaurants.

"In honor of our 30th birthday, we want to celebrate the City of Buffalo and our region's favorite and up and coming restaurants with guests who come from across the region to attend the event," said Joe Lane, 2013 Taste chairman. "If your restaurant has been a part of the event in the past or you are looking to participate in your first Taste, we encourage you to apply by February 28."

To be eligible to apply, restaurants must be public establishments, whose primary commercial function is to serve food on a retail basis and be open year round. Applications and additional criteria can be found at www.tasteofbuffalo.com. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2013.

"With our restaurant only a few blocks from the festival, we had always wanted to get involved and had an awesome rookie year in 2012," said Nadine Lattanzio, owner, Cabaret Restaurant. "We encourage our fellow city restaurants to get involved and give festivalgoers a true taste of the wide array of culinary delights the Queen City has to offer."

Cabaret was also the recipient of the 2012 AT&T Fan Favorite Food, the result of thousands of votes casted by festivalgoers who texted their vote from the event.

The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 people to downtown Buffalo. The Taste is July 13 and July 14, 2013 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. For further information, please visit http://www.tasteofbuffalo.com

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