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