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It’s billed as the largest two-day food festival in the United States: the annual Taste of Buffalo takes over Delaware Ave. from Niagara Square to Chippewa St. on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. The festival attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually and features more than 60 of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks, as well as area wineries.
Each participating restaurant will feature “taste-sized” portions of some of their signature dishes for between two and eight tickets (tickets are 50 cents each). For participating wineries, items range from two to 15 tickets. On Saturday, visitors can also check out the Niagara East beer tent until 11 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Among the restaurants participating this year are (716) Food & Sport, Cecelia’s Ristorante, Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Ebenezer Ale House, Paula's Donuts, Lloyd Taco Truck, Osteria 166, The Lodge, Orazio’s Restaurant, Panaro's Restaurant, Schnitzel & Co., Spices of India, Ulrich’s 1868 Tavern and Gypsy Parlor. There are also six wineries scheduled to participate this year.
For a complete list of restaurants and what they’re serving, visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com.