2023 Restaurant & Winery Award Winners

Winners will be announced Saturday, July 8 after 3pm


2022 Restaurant & Winery Award Winners

Chair's Choice
(chosen by Luke Baecker,
2022 Taste of Buffalo Chair):

Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, Kartoffelsuppe
Creamy Bavarian Potato Soup with Fresh Vegetables
& Frankfurter Sausages

Children's Choice 
(chosen by Shealeigh and Zack Baecker, daughter and nephew of 2022 Taste Chair)

Mister Pizza, Cheese Pizza



Best Overall Item

Taste of Siam, Fried Ice Cream

Eric Duvall Memorial "Best of Buffalo" Award

The Flaming Fish, Shrimp Poboy


Best Seafood

Carmine’s, Cajun Blackened Shrimp

"Rookie of the Year" Award

KT Caribbean Cuisine


Best Dessert

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Sundae

Best Meat Item

BW's BBQ, St. Louis Cut Ribs


Veteran Restaurant Award

Chrusciki Bakery

Best Sandwich

Osteria 166, Porchetta Slider


Gusto Critic's Choice Award

Caribbean Flava, Curry Chicken


Best Red Wine

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Red Jazz Infusion

Best White Wine

Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Pechette


Favorite Fermentation

A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Sweet Diamond
*Benefits Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue


2022 Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options

First Place

Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, Gurkensalat
Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream & Dill Dip

Second Place

Unbridled Cafe, Rustic Flatbread


Third Place

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, Summer Salad

Healthy Options - Best Healthy Dessert Award

Sweet Melody’s Gelato, Red, White, & Blue Sundae