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Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS Invites Restaurants, Food Trucks & Wineries to Apply for 2016 Festival by February 15, 2016

by ahackett
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 11:55 am

January 22, 2016, BUFFALO, NY - As snow is flying, organizers of the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS are thinking about summer as they encourage local restaurants, food trucks, and wineries to apply to participate in the annual food festival. Interested vendors should complete the online application no later than February 15, 2016. The application is available at tasteofbuffalo.com. This year's Taste of Buffalo is set to take place on July 9 and 10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.

"I encourage all WNY restaurants, food trucks, and wineries to consider applying to be a part of Buffalo's favorite food event," said Jen Mitri, chair of 2016 Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. "Last year the Taste welcomed guests from all over the United States. It's a great opportunity for our local restaurants and wineries to receive broad exposure both in their local communities and beyond."

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.

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year. The 33rd annual Taste will take place on July 9 and 10, 2016 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 $316,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition to five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com and check out the Taste on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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