The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops, is happening this weekend, July 7th and 8th!  Check out the parking information!

The 35th birthday party in downtown Buffalo this July for the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, will feature plenty of culinary delights, a special-edition celebratory craft brew, local wineries, live music, family-friendly entertainment, and much more. The nation’s largest annual two-day food festival is set for Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

"Parking is available in surrounding parking lots and ramps, as well as on side streets. Please follow all posted parking restrictions. You can also book convenient and affordable parking in advance through the SpotHero app. Book a parking spot home before you head to the Taste with rates up to 50 percent off drive-up. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Taste of Buffalo SpotHero Parking Page." ~ TOB press release.

You can also purchase $10 (per person) tickets to the Patina 250 Taste of Buffalo Courtyard Bash and take advantage of convenient valet parking steps from the festival, plus all-day access to their courtyard and bathrooms. Purchase tickets in advance, details are at patinagroup.com under the "Upcoming Events" tab.

The Taste has grown! The festival footprint will extend north on Delaware Avenue past Chippewa Street to Johnson Park. Find this year’s new restaurants, food trucks, wineries, and the Tops Markets stage, featuring live music throughout the weekend, in this expanded space. New restaurants, food trucks, and wineries participating this year (or returning after a hiatus) include: A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Alex’s Place, Carmine’s, Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles, Niagara Café, Ru’s Pierogi, and Souped Up.

There will be the Taste’s special-edition homebrew, Cheers to 35 Years Kellerbier will be on tap in every beer tent. The recipe for was created by local homebrewer Adam Akers, winner of the Taste’s first homebrew competition. It was brewed on a larger scale by 12 Gates Brewing Company to be sold at the Taste. Craft beer from Flying Bison Brewing Company, 42 North Brewing Company, and Resurgence Brewing Company will also be sold in the Hometown Beer Tent.

Tops Markets continues as the Taste’s presenting sponsor. Presale food ticket vouchers are on sale now at the registers at participating Tops Markets. Now through July 8, buy a $50 presale food ticket voucher and get a coupon good for four free nonalcoholic beverages at the Taste. Presale food ticket vouchers are also sold in $10 certificates. Cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted at any of the ticket tents during the Taste.

Pick up a festival guide before the Taste at all Erie and Niagara County Tops locations in early July. The guide contains a complete listing of restaurants, menu items, and sponsor activities. You can also download the guide at tasteofbuffalo.com or pick up a copy at any Taste ticket tent.

The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS:

The list includes:
#getfried Fry Café, Buffalo
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard*, Ransomville
Alex’s Place*, Batavia
Andersons Frozen Custard, Williamsville
Bavarian Nut Company, Buffalo
Black & Blue Steak and Crab, Williamsville
Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Buffalo
BW’s Barbecue, Blasdell
Caribbean Experience, Buffalo
Carmine’s*, East Amherst
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
Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles food truck*, Niagara Falls
Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Buffalo
The Flaming Fish food truck, Buffalo
India Gate, Buffalo
J & L Boulevard BBQ food truck, North Tonawanda
Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill, Cheektowaga
Just Pizza food truck, Buffalo
Lloyd Taco Truck, Buffalo
Local Kitchen and Beer Bar, Buffalo
Louie’s Hot Dogs, Tonawanda
Merritt Estate Winery, Forestville
Mineo & Sapio Street Eats food truck, Buffalo
Mister Pizza, Buffalo
Niagara Café*, Buffalo
Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Lockport
Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream, Hamburg
Original Crunch Roll Factory, Amherst
Osteria 166, Buffalo
Patina 250, Buffalo
Paula’s Donuts, Tonawanda
Pizza Amore’ The Wood Fired Way, Grand Island
Riverstone Grill, Grand Island
Rolling Cannoli Truck (powered by Panaro’s), Buffalo
Ru’s Pierogi food truck*, Buffalo
Saigon Café, Buffalo
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew
Schnitzel & Co., East Amherst
SEAR, Buffalo
Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, Buffalo
Stack Burger, West Seneca
Souped Up food truck*, Tonawanda
Spring Lake Winery, Lockport
Sun Cuisines, Buffalo
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
Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Wilson
Vin-Chet Gluten Free Bakery, Snyder
Water Lily Café, Cheektowaga

An asterisk appears in the list above to designate restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that are new or returning after a hiatus. In total, there are six new restaurants and one new winery.

2017 Taste of Buffalo by Yasmin Young

 

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