A Treat for the Tummy! Taste of Buffalo Kicks Off on Delaware Avenue

July 7, 2012 Updated Jul 7, 2012 at 9:58 PM EDT

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July 7, 2012 Updated Jul 7, 2012 at 9:58 PM EDT

(Buffalo, NY) What's being called, "the largest two-day food festival in the country", the Taste of Buffalo is open along Delaware Avenue between Chippewa Street and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.

Hours:

Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Here is the list of 2012 winners:

• Chairman’s Choice (chosen by 2012 Chairman Chris Hitchcock): Eddie Ryan’s – ¼ pot roast sandwich

• Children’s Choice (chosen by Delaney Jones, niece of this year’s chairman):
Fat Bob’s Smokehouse – Macaroni & Cheese

• New York Award (selected by New York State Senator Mark Grisanti): Buffalo Tap Room – Sausage Cacciatora

• Pat Sardina Memorial Award for Best Comfort Food:
Francesca’s – Eggplant Fra Diablo

• Lou Billitier Memorial “Rookie of the Year” Award:
Cabaret

• Best Overall Item:
Orazio’s Restaurant – Brasciole Sliders w/ sauce and cheese

• Best Meat Item:
Papi’s Family Restaurant – Beef & Cheese Pastelillos

• Best Seafood Item:
Ms. Goodies – Junkyard Dog

• Best Vegetarian Item:
Delhi Chaat Sweets and Restaurant – Samosa Chaat

• Best Dessert:
Landies Candies – Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

• Best Red Wine:
Merritt Estate Winery – 2010 Merlot

• Best White Wine:
Glenora Wine Cellars – 2011 Gewurztraminer

• Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options:
o First Place: Kabab & Curry – Malai Tikka
o Second Place: Orazio’s - Faye Salad
o Third Place: Applebee’s – Grilled Jalapeno Lime Shrimp