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Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS Invites Restaurants, Food Trucks & Wineries to Apply for 2014 Festival by January 31, 2014

by ahackett
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 11:05 am

BUFFALO, NY -The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting online applications year-round from Western New York restaurants, food trucks, and wineries interested in participating in Buffalo's premier summertime food festival. The deadline to apply for the 2014 festival is January 31, 2014. The nation's largest two-day food festival is set for July 12 and 13, 2014 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. 

To be eligible, restaurants and wineries must be public establishments whose primary commercial function is to serve food/wine on a retail basis and be open year round in Western New York. Wineries from the Finger Lakes wine region are also eligible to apply. Food truck applicants must adhere to the same menu item criteria as brick and mortar restaurants. Restaurant applications and additional criteria to be eligible for participation can be found by clicking here. Food truck applications and additional criteria can be found by clicking here. Winery applications and additional criteria can be found by clicking here.

"We encourage our local restaurants, food trucks, and wineries to apply. We'd love nothing more than to showcase the delicious foods our city's fantastic restaurants have to offer to our thousands of guests," said Ann Hackett, chair of 2014 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops.

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 400,000 people to downtown Buffalo. The 31st annual Taste is July 12 and 13, 2014, along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. More than $250,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition, to awarding five $1,000 scholarships annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit the Taste online, on Facebook or on Twitter

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