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The Taste of Buffalo Line-UP

The 34th Annual Taste of Buffalo, presented by TOPS, has announced the restaurant/food truck line up for 2017. On Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9, 61 food and wine options will be available at the festival, which takes place in and around Niagara Square. 

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation’s largest two-day food festival – The Taste attracts 450,000 visitors each year. In order to pull off the undertaking, there are more than 1,000 volunteers.

When it comes to culinary excellence and food diversity, WNY restaurants are stealing the show. You’ll find 61 of those fantastic restaurants and food trucks at the Taste this year, as well as six New York state wineries,” said Ralph Basile, chair of 2017 Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. “Each restaurant will serve a Healthy Option with fewer calories, less sodium and fat, as well as a smaller Taste portion of their signature menu item. Our hope is that you can try more food at a variety of restaurants without filling up too fast.”

Restaurants and food trucks that have never participated before are indicated with an asterisk in the list above. There are fourteen new restaurants and two new wineries in total.

The list includes:

·        #getfried Fry Café*, Buffalo

·        (716) Food & Sport, Buffalo

·        Amici Ristorante*, Buffalo

·        Andersons Frozen Custard, Williamsville

·        Applebee’s Grill & Bar, Buffalo

·        Bar Louie, Cheektowaga

·        Bavarian Nut Company, Buffalo

·        Black & Blue Steak and Crab*, Williamsville

·        Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Buffalo

·        BW’s Barbecue, Blasdell

·        Caribbean Experience, Buffalo

·        Cecelia’s Ristorante, Buffalo

·        Cheesecake Guy*, Buffalo

·        The Cheesy Chick food truck, Clarence

·        Chiavetta’s BBQ Takeout, Lockport

·        Chrusciki Bakery, Lancaster

·        Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Café, Clarence Center

·        Danny’s Restaurant, Orchard Park

·        Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Buffalo

·        Eddie Ryan’s Irish Pub, Lancaster

·        Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Buffalo

·        The Flaming Fish food truck, Buffalo

·        Healthy Scratch food truck*, Buffalo

·        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 Food Truck, Buffalo

·        Lloyd Taco Truck, Buffalo

·        Local Kitchen and Beer Bar*, Buffalo

·        Louie’s Hot Dogs, Tonawanda

·        May Jen Chinese Restaurant, Amherst

·        Merritt Estate Winery, Forestville

·        Mineo & Sapio Street Eats food truck, Buffalo

·        Mister Pizza, Buffalo

·        New York Beer Project*, Lockport

·        Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Lockport

·        Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream, Hamburg

·        Original Crunch Roll Factory*, Amherst

·        Osteria 166, Buffalo

·        Papaya Restaurant, Buffalo

·        Pasión Latin Cuisine*, Buffalo

·        Patina 250*, Buffalo

·        Paula’s Donuts, Tonawanda

·        Pizza Amore’ The Wood Fired Way, Grand Island

·        Red Osier, Stafford

·        Riverstone Grill, Grand Island

·        Rolling Cannoli Truck* (powered by Panaro’s), Buffalo

·        Saigon Café, Buffalo

·        Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew

·        Savor, Niagara Falls

·        Schnitzel & Co., East Amherst

·        SEAR*, Buffalo

·        Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, Buffalo

·        Spring Lake Winery, Lockport

·        Stack Burger, West Seneca

·        Sweet Melody’s, East Amherst

·        T.C. Wheelers Bar & Pizzeria, Tonawanda

·        Taste of Siam, Buffalo

·        Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Geneva

·        Venus Greek & Mediterranean, Amherst

·        Vetter Vineyards Winery*, Westfield

·        Victorianbourg Wine Estate*, Wilson

·        Vin-Chet Gluten Free Bakery*, Snyder

·        Water Lily Café*, Bowmansville

·        White Rabbit, East Amherst

Event hours are 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, July 8 (with live music in the beer tent on Niagara East Street until 11 pm. Then, on Sunday, July 9 hours are 11 am to 7 pm.

Admission is free and food items cost between two and ten tickets ($1 and $5). Tickets are valued at .50 cents each and sold in $5 sheets at three ticket booths located throughout the event.

Beginning June 11, participating Tops Markets will sell pre-sale food ticket vouchers at checkout and guests who purchase a $50 voucher will receive a coupon redeemable for four free non-alcoholic beverages at the Taste.

Menu items and additional event details will be announced next month. Visit for more information.

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