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An aerial view of the Taste of Buffalo. (Photo by Bill Wippert)
An aerial view of the Taste of Buffalo. (Photo by Bill Wippert)

Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS announces 2017 restaurants, food trucks & wineries


Tue, May 30th 2017 10:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS has announced the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks and wineries that will participate in the 2017 food festival, which takes place July 8-9 in downtown Buffalo. Sixty-one restaurants will be on site this year along with six New York state wineries.
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
"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 14 new restaurants and two new wineries in total.
Event hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, with live music in the beer tent on Niagara East Street until 11 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free and food items cost between two and 10 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. Guests who purchase a $50 voucher will receive a coupon redeemable for four free nonalcoholic beverages at the Taste.
Menu items and additional event details will be announced next month. Visit tasteofbuffalo.com for more information.
About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
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 34th annual Taste will take place along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The event is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event.
More than $360,000 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 find @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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