Taste of Buffalo Welcomes Local Food Trucks to Apply for 2012 Event

January 3, 2012 Updated Jan 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM EDT

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Taste of Buffalo Welcomes Local Food Trucks to Apply for 2012 Event

January 3, 2012 Updated Jan 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- As food trucks become part of Buffalo’s culinary landscape, the Taste of Buffalo on Tuesday announced it will accept applications from local food truck operators for the 2012 event which is set for July 7-8 in downtown Buffalo.

“Buffalo and Western New York is home to hundreds of fantastic restaurants and this year we are encouraging food truck owners to also apply as their offerings are quickly becoming a new culinary attraction not only in our community, but nationwide,” Taste restaurant chair Jen Mitri said in a news release. “If Buffalo’s food trucks meet the application requirements, it will give festival-goers an opportunity to sample the great food that city residents and workers have been talking about for the past year.”

Food truck applicants must adhere to the same menu item criteria as established restaurants, which include serving a “Healthy Option” item and “taste-size” item.

Food truck applications and additional rules and criteria can be found at www.tasteofbuffalo.com. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012.