The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 38th annual festival over the weekend.
A press release stated, “While food judging was limited this year due to a pared-down event, there was no shortage of delicious food and drink items available for festival participants.”
2021 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops award winners include:
•Chair’s Choice (chosen by Amber Hartman): asiago-asparagus risotto by Carmine’s
•People’s Choice Best Overall Item: peach habanero pork slider by BW's Barbecue
•People’s Choice Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options: first place, lemony fresh bites by Cheesecake Guy; second place: grilled pineapple by BW's Barbecue; third place: chana masala by India Gate
•Gusto Critic’s Choice Award, Best Overall Item: short rib poutine by Local Kitchen and Beer Bar
•Gusto Critic’s Choice Award, Best Healthy Option: cucumber salad by Water Lily Café
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. Approximately $545,000 has been raised for local charities. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com, or @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Water Lily Cafe's winning cucumber salad and Thai garlic pepper pork. (Photos courtesy of the Taste of Buffalo)