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Jan. 31 deadline for restaurants, wineries to apply for 2019 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops

Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:00 pm

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced the deadline for restaurants and wineries to apply for the 2019 festival is Thursday, Jan. 31. Applications can be completed online at www.tasteofbuffalo.com/apply.

“With an estimated 450,000 visitors every year, the Taste of Buffalo offers a unique opportunity to promote your offerings to food and wine lovers throughout Western New York and beyond,” said Matt Testa, 2019 event chairman. “Many participating restaurants and wineries see an influx in business after the event. It’s a great way to reach people who might not otherwise visit your location.”

The Taste of Buffalo takes place July 13-14 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. To be considered for entry, restaurants must be open to the public, operate year-round in Western New York, and offer seating at their principle place of business. Wineries must be open year-round in the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Erie or Finger Lakes wine region.

At this time, food truck slots are full. Brick-and-mortar restaurants are encouraged to apply. 

About the 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 36th annual event will take place this summer along Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo. The Taste of Buffalo is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. More than $500,000 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.

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