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Taste of Buffalo draws big crowds

Nation's largest annual two-day food festival
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 07:56:19-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Some 40 restaurants and food trucks took over Niagara Square for the 39th Annual Taste of Buffalo Festival.

The nation's largest annual two-day food festival returned to its usual spot this year along Delaware Avenue, from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square.

Here are the awards that were given out:

Chair's Choice: Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, Kartoffelsuppe

Children's Choice: Mister Pizza, Cheese Pizza

"Rookie of the Year" Award: KT Caribbean Cuisine

Veteran Restaurant Award: Chrusciki Bakery

Best Overall Item: Taste of Siam, Fried Ice Cream

Best Meat Item: BW's Barbecue, BBQ St. Louis Cut Ribs

Best Seafood Item: Carmine's, Cajun Blackened Shrimp

Best Dessert: Nick Charlap's Hot Fudge Sundae

Best Sandwich: Osteria 166, Porchetta Slider

Best Red Wine: Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Red Jazz Infusion

Best White Wine: Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Pechette

Favorite Fermentation: A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard, Sweet Diamond

Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options:

First Place: Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, Gurkensalat

Second Place: Unbridled Café, Rustic Flatbread

Third Place: Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, Summer Salad

Best Healthy Dessert: Sweet Melody's Gelato – Red, White and Blue Sundae

Buffalo News Gusto Critic's Choice Award: Caribbean Flava, Curry Chicken