2019 Restaurant & Winery Award Winners

Lou Billittier Memorial "Rookie of the Year" Award

The Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Mousse Brulee

Chair's Choice
(chosen by Matthew Testa,
2019 Taste of Buffalo Chair):

Hilltop Restaurant & Bar, Buffalo Lager Braised Short Ribs


Best Overall Item

Caribbean Experience, Jerked Chicken with Rice

Best of Buffalo Award

Taste of Siam, Fried Ice Cream


Best Seafood

Flaming Fish, Shrimp Po’Boy

Children's Choice 
(chosen by Jacob Testa)

Mineo & Sapio Street Eats food truck, Chorizo Po’Boy


Best Dessert

Water Lily Café, Thai Tea Smoothie

Best Meat Item

Caribbean Experience, Jerked Chicken with Rice


Veteran Restaurant Award

Danny’s Restaurant, Peanut Butter Pie

Best Sandwich

Souped Up, Bacon Jam Cheddar Melt


Gusto Critic's Choice Award

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Dinosaur BBQ Ribs

Yelp's Choice Award

T.C. Wheelers Bar & Pizzeria, Stuffed Hot Banana Pepper Pizza


Best Red Wine

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Red Jazz Infusion

Best White Wine

Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Pechette


Favorite Fermentation

A Gust of Sun Winery


2019 Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options

First Place

Alex’s Place, Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Second Place

Local Kitchen and Beer Bar, Brussel Sprout Slaw


Third Place

Cali Eats, Fiesta Black Bean Bowl

Healthy Options - Best Healthy Dessert Award

Chrusciki Bakery, Apple Cinnamon Pierogi