Taste of Buffalo New Accepting Restaurant and Winery Applications for 2012 Festival

September 27, 2013 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM EDT

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Taste of Buffalo New Accepting Restaurant and Winery Applications for 2012 Festival

September 27, 2013 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The snow may have just started to fly, but preparations for the 2012 Taste of Buffalo are well underway.

The Taste is now accepting applications from restaurants and wineries interested in participating in one of the region’s favorite summer events. The 2012 Taste is set for July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo.

To be eligible to apply for the Taste, interested restaurants and wineries must be public establishments, whose primary commercial function is to serve food/wine on a retail basis and be open year round in Western New York. Wineries from the Finger Lakes wine region are also eligible to apply. Applications and additional criteria can be found at www.tasteofbuffalo.com. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012.

The Taste of Buffalo is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 people to downtown Buffalo. The Taste is July 7 and July 8, 2012 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. For further information, please visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com.