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Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS Announces 2016 Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Wineries

Mon, May 23rd 2016 10:35 pm

May 23, 2016, BUFFALO, NY - The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS today announced the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that will participate in the 2016 food festival, which takes place July 9 and 10 in downtown Buffalo. A record 62 food establishments, including five food trucks, will be onsite this year along with six New York State wineries.

The list includes:

(716) Food and Sport, Buffalo

Anderson's Frozen Custard, Williamsville

Applebee's, Buffalo

*Baked Cupcakery, Grand Island

The Bavarian Nut Company, Buffalo

Bar Louie, Cheektowaga

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Cheektowaga

BW'S Smokin' Barrels Barbecue, Blasdell

Caribbean Experience, Buffalo

Cecelia's Ristorante, Buffalo

The Cheesy Chick food truck, Clarence

*Chiavetta's, Lockport

Chrusciki Bakery, Lancaster

Clarence Center Coffee Company & Café, Clarence Center

*Curly's Grille, Lackawanna

Danny's Restaurant, Orchard Park

*Deep South Taco, Buffalo

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Buffalo

Ebenezer Ale House, West Seneca

Eddie Ryan's, Lancaster

Fat Bob's Smokehouse, Buffalo

*The Flaming Fish food truck, Buffalo

*Giacobbi's Cucina Citta, Buffalo

*Go Veggies Cafe, Tonawanda

*Gypsy Parlor, Buffalo

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector

*India Gate, Buffalo          

J & L Boulevard BBQ food truck, North Tonawanda

Jack Astor's Bar and Grill, Cheektowaga

Joe's Crab Shack, Amherst

Just Pizza, Buffalo

King and I, Amherst

Lloyd Taco Truck, Buffalo

The Lodge, Buffalo

Louie's Hot Dogs, Buffalo

May Jen Chinese Restaurant, Amherst

*Mandarin Garden, Tonawanda

Merritt Estate Winery, Forestville

*Mineo & Sapio Street Eats food truck, Buffalo

Mister Pizza, Buffalo

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Lockport

Nick Charlap's Ice Cream, Hamburg

Orazio's, Clarence

Oshun, Buffalo

Osteria 166, Buffalo

Panaro's, Buffalo

Papaya, Buffalo

Paula's Donuts, Williamsville        

*Pizza Amore' "The Wood Fired Way," Grand Island

Red Osier, Stafford

Saigon Café, Buffalo

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Depew

Savor, Niagara Falls

Schnitzel & Co., East Amherst    

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, Buffalo

Spices of India, Williamsville

Spring Lake Winery, Lockport

*Stack Burger, West Seneca

Sun Restaurant, Buffalo

Sweet Melody's, East Amherst

T.C. Wheelers, Tonawanda         

Taste of Siam, Buffalo

Templeton Landing, Buffalo

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Geneva

Ulrich's 1868 Tavern, Buffalo

*Venus, Amherst

White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt, East Amherst

The Winery at Marjim Manor, Appleton

"With a record 62 restaurants and food trucks, the Taste will offer more variety than ever before this year. There will be nearly 250 different menu items to choose from including vegetarian dishes, meat items, seafood, and desserts from a wide variety of  cuisines including American barbecue, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, German, Greek, Indian, Thai, and many more," said Jen Mitri, chair of 2016 Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. "Thanks to our partnership with Independent Health Foundation, we're also proud to say that the Taste of Buffalo is the only food festival in the nation that requires every restaurant to offer a Healthy Option. These nutritious, tasty foods are lower in fat, cholesterol, and sodium."

Restaurants and food trucks that have never participated before or did not participate in 2015 are considered new and are indicated with an asterisk in the list above. There are fourteen new establishments in total.

Event hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 with live music in the Niagara East beer tent until 11 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. Admission is free and food items cost between two and eight tickets ($1 and $4). Tickets are sold for 50 cents each in increments of $5 sheets at ticket booths located throughout the event.

Beginning June 12, participating Tops Markets will sell pre-sale food ticket vouchers at checkout and guests who purchase a $50 voucher will receive four free non-alcoholic beverages at the Taste.

Menu items and additional event details will be announced next month. Visit tasteofbuffalo.com for more information and click here for the list.

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.